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By joining the women's club you are committing to upholding the club values outlined in the Code of Behavior. Nothing new or fancy in there, just a way to keep us all having the best fun at hockey!

EASTS WOMEN’S HOCKEY CLUB
CODES OF BEHAVIOUR
VERSION 1.0
UPDATED 27TH APRIL 2018

Easts Women’s Hockey Club seeks to provide a safe, fair and inclusive environment for everyone involved in our organisation and sport. To achieve this we require certain standards of behaviour by players, coaches, officials, committee members and spectators.

Our code of behaviour are underpinned by the following:
To act within the rules and spirit of our sport
To display respect and courtesy towards everyone involved in our sport and prevent discrimination and harassment;
To prioritise the safety and wellbeing of people involved in our sport;
To encourage and support opportunities for participation in all aspects of our sport.

Table of Contents
PLAYER CODE OF BEHAVIOUR
COACH CODE OF BEHAVIOUR
SPECTATOR CODE OF BEHAVIOUR 5
BREACHES OF CODE & REFERENCES


PLAYER CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

As an Easts player you are required to meet the following requirements with regard to your conduct and in any role you hold within the Club:
Behave in a sporting manner at all times; to all players, committee members, officials and spectators.
Don’t make detrimental statements in respect of the performance of any players and decisions of coaches, committee members, match officials or umpires.
Respect the opinion of players, coaches and committee members, match officials or umpires at all times.
Listen and respect the coaches.
Have respect for other players, coaches, match officials and umpires. No taunting, booing, use of foul language or making negative comments about any players, coaches, match officials or umpires. Any participant responsible for any damage will assume full financial and legal responsibility for any damages ensued.
Play by the rules at all times and ensure that the game of hockey is not brought into disrepute by your actions.
Do not engage in inappropriate and/or physical contact with players or officials during the course of play.
Accept responsibility for all actions taken.
Exercise reasonable care to prevent injury by ensuring that you play within the rules. Reasonable care consists of showing due diligence in abiding by the rules and adhering to the officials’ decisions.
Do not show unnecessary dissension, displeasure or disapproval (by action or verbal abuse) towards a player, a coach, committee member, an umpire or match official as a consequence of his or her decision.
Respect the rights, dignity, opinion and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
Refrain from using obscene, offensive, intimidating or insulting language (verbal / email / text) and/or making gestures which may insult or intimidate other players, coaches, committee members, officials or spectators.
Speak up if a witness to any act of violence or harassment against other players, coaches, committee members, match officials, umpires or spectators.

COACH CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

As an Easts coach or team manager you must meet the following requirements with regard to your conduct:
Treat all players with respect at all times.
Behave in a sportsmanlike manner at all times to other coaches, committee members, officials, players and spectators.
Do not tolerate acts of aggression.
Place the safety and welfare of the players above all else.
Avoid situations that may lead to a conflict of interest.
Be courteous, respectful and open to positive discussion and constructive interaction.
Make no detrimental statements in public in respect of the performance of any match officials or umpires.
Promote a climate of mutual support amongst the players.
Encourage players to respect one another and their worth within the team.
Encourage and facilitate players’ independence and responsibility for their own behaviour, performance, decisions and actions.
Provide a safe environment for training and competition.
Recognise individual differences in players and cater to these as best you can.
Ensure that any physical contact with another person is appropriate to the situation and necessary for the person's skill development.
Make a commitment to providing a quality training program which is planned and sequential.
Refrain from using obscene, offensive, intimidating or insulting language and/or making gestures which may insult or intimidate players, committee members, officials or spectators.
Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.


SPECTATOR CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

As a spectator watching an event that is conducted or sanctioned by NSW Hockey / SEHA you must meet the following requirements with regard to your conduct.
Spectators are an important part of the game and shall at all times conform to accepted standards of good sportsmanship and behaviour.
Spectators shall at all times respect officials, coaches and players and extend all courtesies to them.
Lead by example and respect all players, coaches, umpires and fellow spectators – physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated.
Respect the umpires’ decision. Do not abuse, threaten or intimidate an umpire or match official and do not show dissension, displeasure or disapproval towards an umpire or match official’s decision in an abusive or unreasonable fashion.
Support skilled performances and show respect for opposition teams and players.
Display appropriate social behaviour by not using profane, demeaning or derogatory language, or harassing players, coaches, officials or other spectators.
Leave the spectator area tidy and free from litter.
Do not ridicule mistakes or losses – supporters are there to support.
Acknowledge all volunteers who are giving up their valuable time to enable the conduct of competition.
Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

BREACHES OF CODE

It is understood that by registering with Easts Women’s Hockey Club, players and coaches are all bound by this agreement and its validity is hereby a matter of record and is not dependent upon physical signature. All suspension or expulsion decisions made by the officials are final and are not subject to review.
Breaches of this agreement may result in:
Any player sent off for the abuse of an umpire or any other action that would bring the Cclub’s name into disrepute will become ineligible for any cClub awards for that season and further penalties may apply;.
Loss of opportunity to participate in future seasons under the direction of the Easts Women’s Hockey Committee;
Suspension or Expulsion from the Club.

Please note that the Easts Women’s Hockey Club Committee will deal with unacceptable conduct. A refund will not accompany any suspension or expulsion based on violations of the cCodes of bBehaviour.


REFERENCE
Easts Women’s Hockey Club are guided by the Policies & Guidelines outlined by Hockey NSW and Hockey Australia Member Protection Policy.
Outlined here:
https://www.hockeynsw.com.au/associations/policies--guidelines/
https://www.hockeynsw.com.au/associations/member-protection/

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