Who does this apply to?
Surbiton Hockey Club adheres to the England Hockey (EH) Codes of Conduct, which apply to all players involved in hockey in England. The content of this Code of Conduct is an extension of EH’s generic code of behaviour and also includes specific standards that we expect of all players at Surbiton.
Expected minimum standards of behaviour and conduct
All such 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.
Respect umpires, officials, coaches, players and spectators.
Conduct themselves in a manner that takes all reasonable measures to protect their own safety and the safety of others.
Never participate when under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Promote the reputation of the sport and take all possible steps to prevent it from being brought into disrepute.
Accept success and failure, victory and defeat, with dignity.
Set a positive example for others, particularly young participants and spectators.
Protect others involved in the game from verbal or physical abuse and threatening or intimidating behaviour.
Never use inappropriate language or gestures.
Never use foul, sexist, abusive, racist or any prejudicial language or tolerate it from players and/or team officials.
Abide by the EH Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Hockey Policy and Procedures and Good Practice avaiable here..
In addition, we expect all Surbiton players to:
Take responsibility to ensure they are up to date with the rules, understand and adhere to them.
Pay subscriptions and match fees on time.
Wear the full Surbiton HC club kit (available here).
Make sure that umpires and opponents are properly looked after in the clubhouse.
Leave the pitches and dugouts clean and tidy when you finish your matches, and to clear all equipment from the pitches after training sessions.
Respect all volunteers, bar and kitchen staff.