Code of Conduct
Adopted: 3rd March 2017
Who does this apply to?
Everyone! If you are a visitor, spectator or member of Buxton Hockey Club then the Code applies to you. Everyone involved in Buxton Hockey Club has a responsibility to be an ambassador for the club, to promote and maintain the image of the club, making sure that there is equal access and opportunity for all and that fairness and respect is upheld.
- 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.
- Players should make the effort to have a working knowledge of the rules of hockey and to be aware of recent rule changes.
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others.
- Conduct yourself in a manner that takes all reasonable measures to protect your own safety and the safety of others.
- Promote the reputation of BHC and the sport. Take all possible steps to prevent the reputation of these from being brought into disrepute. This includes derogatory comments on social media sites and the wider internet.
- Protect yourself and others involved in our game from abuse. This could take the form of verbal or physical abuse and threatening or intimidating behaviour.
- Never use inappropriate language or gestures. It is the responsibility of members that good manners and courtesy prevail towards the opposition, umpires, officials and everyone else at all times.
- Ensure any criticism is constructive. We all want to hear how good we are and what we can work on – not be told how bad we are.
- Everyone has the right to enjoy our sport on their own terms. Do not quantify someone else’s enjoyment of our sport with your desires or commitment.
- Accept success and failure, victory and defeat, with dignity.
- Help look after and maintain our Club Equipment. All members have a responsibility to help maintain our equipment. Without it, none of us can enjoy our hockey.
- Set a positive example for others, particularly young participants and spectators.
Anyone found to have breached this code will be subject to a disciplinary hearing where they may be suspended for a period set by the committee, which may also include a suspension of their training opportunities.
In order to protect the reputation of hockey in England, it must also be noted that members of BHC must be aware of, and abide by, the Code of Ethics and Behaviour document, titled ‘Respect’, published by England Hockey (EH); including, but, not limited to, abiding by the EH Equality Policy and the EH Anti-doping Rules.
Download the full code of conduct here.