Code of Conduct
Hockey is a sport to be enjoyed by all who participate whether as a player, official, volunteer or spectator. England Hockey have produced a Code of Ethics and Behaviour in the belief that the highest standards of integrity can be held at all levels to ensure the sport is enjoyable for everyone.
As an affiliate of England Hockey, Guildford Hockey Club expect all involved in hockey at or through the club to abide by the guidance set out in the England Hockey Code of Ethics and Behaviour.
The full text of the code can be found here on the England Hockey webpage:
The expected minimum standards of behaviour and conduct are here (please refer to the full document in one of the links above for the complete code).
All individuals involved in hockey will, at all times:
- Respect the spirit of fair play in hockey. This is more than playing within the rules.It also incorporates the concepts of friendship, respect for others and always participating with the right spirit.
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others.
- Conduct themselves in a manner that takes all reasonable measures to protect their own safety and the safety of others.
- Promote the reputation of the sport and take all possible steps to prevent it from being brought into disrepute.
- Protect themselves and others involved in the game from verbal or physical abuse and threatening or intimidating behaviour.
- Never use inappropriate language or gestures.
- Abide by the EH Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Hockey Policy and Procedures and Good Practice Guidelines.
- Abide by the EH Equality Policy.
- Abide by the EH Anti-doping Rules.
- Take personal responsibility to ensure that they are suitably insured for their activities.
- Guildford HC expects is members to operate in line with its Constitution.
- More information for coaches and helpers can be found here: Information for Club Officers and Helpers
Last updated: 13.07.2021
Club Welfare Officers