Hockey Australia

2024 Hockey Australia National Registration Terms and Conditions

By applying to register to participate in competitions, activities or events of an Australian Hockey Association (AHO), including Hockey Australia Limited (HA), one of its Member Associations, regional associations or affiliated clubs, you (and, if you are under 18, you and your parent or legal guardian whose name and details appear in the requisite fields) acknowledge and agree that your application for membership will be considered and may be accepted or rejected in accordance with the relevant AHO's governing rules. If the AHO accepts your application, you (and, if you are under 18, you and your parent or legal guardian whose name and details appear in the requisite fields) acknowledge and agree that:

  1. You will be bound by and comply with all rules, regulations, by-laws and policies of the AHO, including the AHO's constitution and the National Integrity Framework (NIF), as amended from time to time (Rules) and directions, determinations and decisions made by the AHO and by these registration terms and conditions. The Rules and the NIF are made available from HA’s website at www.hockey.org.au/integrity or from the website of the relevant AHO.
  2. Without limiting the application of the Australian Hockey Code of Conduct or any right to terminate your membership under the AHO's governing rules, the AHO may terminate your membership registration at any time, including if your participation or behaviour interferes with any other participant's safety or enjoyment of hockey, subject to any requirements of the AHO's constitution.
  3. The information provided by you is current and correct at the time of application and will be updated by you as required within one month of any change.
  4.  The personal information that the AHO collects from you may be used and disclosed for the purposes set out in the Australian Hockey Privacy Policy available from HA’s website at www.hockey.org.au/integrity and the privacy policy of the AHO, if any, including administering and marketing competitions, activities and other events; and the provision of hockey-related information and communication from AHOs. You may opt out of your email being used for communication purposes by contacting the AHO and/or managing your communication preferences online.
  5. The AHO may use third parties (such as IT providers, venue operators or survey providers) to collect your personal information or give them your information to help run hockey, as required by law. The AHO will always act in accordance with the Australian Hockey Privacy Policy and its privacy policy, if any.
  6. You accept all risks involved in training, competing and otherwise participating in activities related to or forming part of your membership of the AHO and your registration to participate in the sport, including the risk of transmission of viral illness, including COVID-19 and you have considered that risk, including any vulnerability that you may have. You warrant that you do not have a known pre-existing medical or other condition that makes it unsafe to participate in hockey competitions, activities and other events organised, authorised or recognised by an AHO (Hockey Activities) and agree, if reasonably requested by HA or any AHO of which you are a member, to provide a certificate from a duly qualified medical practitioner certifying you are fit to participate in Hockey Activities.
  7. You consent to receive any medical treatment that an AHO reasonably considers necessary or desirable for you during your participation in Hockey Activities if you cannot make a rational decision about your consent to any medical treatment that you may require. You also agree to reimburse the relevant AHO for any costs or expenses incurred in providing you with such medical treatment.
  8. You become entitled to the level of insurance protection as detailed at www.hockey.org.au/play/registration-and-insurance. This insurance level is not intended to be comprehensive coverage, and it is recommended that you investigate applicable insurance needs and coverage in relation to participating in Hockey Activities.
  9. Subject to any requirements of the AHO's constitution, you must notify the AHO in writing if you wish to cancel your registration. Following the AHO's confirmation to you of your registration cancellation, you will have no entitlement to the benefits that attach to registered participants in Australian Hockey. Refunds will only be provided in the circumstances set out in the Hockey Australia Refund Policy.
  10. Subject to applicable Rules (including the Australian Hockey Privacy Policy), you consent to photographs and video captured, recorded and live-streamed during your participation in any Hockey Activities and to AHOs using your name, image and likeness in any form or medium for:
  1. general marketing and promotional activities related to hockey in Australia; or
  2. the administration of hockey in Australia (e.g., to assist in identifying and investigating prohibited conduct under the NIF or for use in disciplinary proceedings, including tribunal hearings),

in each case without your further consent being necessary.

  1. If you do not wish to consent to your name, image and likeness being used for general marketing and promotional activities related to hockey in Australia, please notify the relevant AHO.
  2. An AHO may apply additional terms and conditions in relation to your registration, including, but not limited to, the collection of your personal information.
  3. Where there is any overlap between these terms and conditions and additional terms applied by an AHO in accordance with clause 10, the additional terms prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.

Australian Hockey Code of Conduct

Each AHO is committed to promoting and strengthening the positive image of hockey and its participants in Australia and to ensuring that everyone involved with hockey is treated with respect and dignity.

The Australian Hockey Code of Conduct, available from HA’s website at www.hockey.org.au/integrity or from the website of the relevant AHO, aims to ensure that everyone involved in hockey is aware of the standards of behaviour expected of them and the mechanism for dealing with any conduct alleged to breach the Code of Conduct.

Acknowledgement of this Code of Conduct is a requirement of your registration.

Safe Hockey

Each AHO is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people involved in our sport.

Your registration is subject to the terms of the NIF Children and Young People Safeguarding Policy, including the child-safe practices and recruitment and screening requirements contained therein.

Got Something to Report?

If you see, hear or experience any suspicious or unwelcomed activity, including any misconduct relating to child safety, bullying, cheating, doping, gambling or match-fixing, report it confidentially to the Hockey Australia Integrity Unit or the Hockey Integrity Hotline.

Parent/Guardian Declaration

If the applicant for membership has not yet reached the age of 18 at the time of making this application or requires a guardian, I, the parent or guardian of the applicant, authorise and consent to the applicant undertaking the Hockey Activities. In consideration of the applicant's membership to the AHO being accepted, I expressly agree to be responsible for the applicant's behaviour and agree to accept, in my capacity as parent or guardian, the terms set out in this membership declaration. In addition, I agree to be bound by and to comply with the AHO constitution and all other rules, regulations, by-laws and policies of the AHO.

Kwinana Tigers Hockey Club

Code of Conduct

We value all our members and are thankfull that by adherence to this code of conduct ensures the positive, respectful, and enjoyable experience for all participants in the field hockey community.

  1. Personal behaviour – Players, Spectators, Volunteers and Committee

Modelling high standards of personal behaviour promotes positive environments in which our members, players and communities can thrive.

        It is expected that you do:

  • Always behave in a sporting manner to all players, officials and spectators.
  • Display appropriate social behaviour by not using profane, demeaning, or derogatory language, or harassing players, coaches, umpires, officials or other spectators.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background, or religion.
  • Always play by the rules and ensure that the game of hockey is not brought into disrepute by your actions.
  • Follow committee, coach, manager or captain’s instructions, showing dedication to improvement and teamwork.
  • All playing members are required to wear mouthguards, shin guards and all necessary safety equipment.
  • Playing Members must adhere to the Anti-Doping Policy advocated by HA.
  • All players and members must be fit to attend and be unimpaired by drugs or alcohol at any location representing the club.
  • All members and guests must obey liquor licensing laws at any licenced premise.
  • Leave all hockey premises tidy and free from litter or other mess.
  • Make decisions fairly, impartially, promptly and consider all available information, legislation, policies, and procedures.
  1. Communication, official information and use of information

The integrity and accuracy of our records is also extremely important. Complete, accurate and secure records are relied upon for our decision making, organisational efficiency and benefits the recipients of our services and community.

    1. Communication and public comment

It is expected that you do:

  • Not engage in inappropriate communication with recipients of our services by utilising social media, emails or messaging platforms
  • Not participate in public and/or online forums in an official capacity or as KTHC member, except where authorised
  • Not disclose, comment or post inappropriate material about recipients of our services, members, or the club on any sporting club or personal social media sites
  • Must not be misleading, false or injure the reputation of another person or the club.
  • Should respect and maintain the privacy of others.
  • Should promote the sport in a positive way.

    1. Official information and use of information

        It is expected that you do:

  • Maintain confidentiality and not disclose any official information or documents acquired in your daily duties, other than for the purposes of your duties or as required or enabled by law.
  • Not make improper use of official information obtained in your daily duties for direct or indirect personal or commercial gain for yourself or others, or to do harm to others.
  • Protect intellectual property does not falsify, destroy, alter or damage public records or back-date information.
  1. Reporting suspected breaches of the Code

Reporting suspected breaches of the Code contributes to the integrity of Communities and the wellbeing of our clients, colleagues, and communities.

          It is expected that you do:

  • promptly report allegations or legitimate suspicions regarding suspected breaches of the Code
  • use the appropriate avenue to raise concerns.
  • maintain confidentiality when reporting allegations and when involved in disciplinary processes.

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