We are a friendly and open club who believe that it is important that everyone who is associated with the Club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others.
Players Code of Conduct
- All members must play within the rules, respect opponents, officials and their decisions.
- All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of gender, ability, cultural background, religion or sexual orientation.
- Members should keep to agreed timings for matches, training and competitions or inform their coach or captain if they are going to be late.
- Members must wear suitable kit for matches and training, as agreed with the coach/captain.
- Members must pay any fees for training, matches or events promptly.
- Junior members are not allowed to smoke or consume alcohol on club premises or whilst representing the club at competitions.
- Members are not allowed to consume recreational drugs of any kind on the club premises or whilst representing the club.
Coaches Code of Conduct
Waverley Inveresk Trinity support and require the following good practice by coaches when in contact with children.
- Make sport fun, enjoyable and promote fair play.
- Always work in an open environment avoiding private or unobserved situations and encourage an open environment for activities.
- Treat all children equally, with respect and dignity.
- Put the welfare of each child first before winning or achieving performance goals.
- Be an excellent role model including not smoking or drinking alcohol in the company of children.
- Give enthusiastic and constructive feedback rather than negative criticism.
- Ensure that if any form of manual or physical support is required for a child, it is provided openly, the child is informed of what is being done and their consent is obtained.
- Deliver educational instruction first verbally; secondly role-modeled; and thirdly, and only if necessary, with hands on which must be accompanied by telling the child where you are putting your hands and why it is necessary and obtaining their consent.
- Involve parents, guardians and carers wherever possible.
- Build balanced relationships based on mutual trust that empower children to share in the decision making process.
- Recognise the developmental needs and capacity of children and avoid excessive training or competition and either pushing them against their will or putting undue pressure on them.
Child Protection Policy
Waverley Inveresk Trinity Hockey club will:
- Promote the health and welfare of children and vulnerable adults by providing opportunities for them to take part in Hockey safely.
- Respect and promote the rights, wishes and feelings of children and vulnerable adults.
- Promote and implement appropriate procedures to safeguard the well being of children and vulnerable adults and protect them from abuse.
- Recruit, train, support and supervise its members to adopt best practice to safeguard and protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse and to minimize risk to themselves.
- Require members to adopt and abide by this Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy and these Procedures.
- Respond to any allegations of misconduct or abuse of children or vulnerable adults in line with this Policy and the Procedures as well as implementing, where appropriate, the relevant disciplinary and appeals procedures.
If you have any suggestions, concerns or complaints about any aspect of the club, you are encouraged to share them with the President, Sian Henley firstname.lastname@example.org.