For Parents / Guardians / Carers, Spectators and Players
Frome Hockey Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well being of all its members. The club believes that it is important that members, and coaches, administrators and parents associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others.
Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with their Coach or Team Manager, or if necessary, the Club’s Child Welfare Officer.
In line with England Hockey, the following are the expected minimum standards of behaviour and conduct:-
• 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 EHB Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Hockey Policy and Procedures and Good Practice Guidelines.
• Abide by the EHB Equality Policy.
• Abide by the EHB Anti-doping Rules.
• Take personal responsibility to ensure that they are suitably insured for their activities.
Frome Hockey Club has a totally open and equitable policy of welcoming and encouraging players of all abilities, and all documents relating to Club Rules and Policy can be accessed from the Club’s web site
As a member of Frome Hockey Club you are expected to abide by the following junior and hockey rules, and Club code’s of conduct; Parents are expected to fully support these rules, and their child’s development within this environment:
• All members must play within the rules, and respect officials and their decisions, respect and show courtesy to opponents.
• Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late.
• Members must wear suitable kit including mouth and shin guards, protective glove, for training and match sessions, and bring along adequate drinks, sun-tan lotion, and protective clothing, as adequate (sun hat / waterproofs!), as agreed with the coach/team manager.
• Members must pay any fees for training, matches or events, and their subscriptions, promptly.
• Junior members are not allowed to smoke, consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on club premises or whilst representing the club at any time.
• Parents must ensure that their child is fully registered with the Club, and that the Club has the latest and up to date health and contact information for their child.
• Players will arrive promptly for their coaching sessions and matches, and Parents must ensure that children are safely delivered to the Coach on the pitch, and not dropped off in the Car Park, and subsequently collected from the pitch.
• The annual Club membership and registration form will require completion, and subsequently, acceptance of these rules.
• Parents are expected to encourage their children to play within the rules, encouraging fair play by applauding the good performances of all participants. Parents will publicly accept official’s judgement, and support their child’s involvement and to help them enjoy their sport.
England Hockey’s Safeguarding Young People Policy, Procedure and Guidance, is available to view online at www.englandhockey.co.uk/safe, or a copy is available on the clubs website.
If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s participation in hockey, please contact the club Welfare Officer who is responsible for dealing with concerns and working with England Hockey’s Safeguarding team for those of a more serious nature. All concerns will be taken seriously and treated in the strictest confidence.
Our Welfare Officer’s contact details are: