The Kingscliff Hockey Club’s Code of Conduct:

This Code of Conduct applies to players, officials, (coaches) and spectators.

The Kingscliff Hockey Club is responsible for the behaviour of their players, officials including coaches  and supporters – these people should be encouraged to participate within the framework of the Code.

The following behaviour is UNACCEPTABLE

  • Violence, threats or intimidation.

  • Umpire or player abuse.

  • Swearing or abusive language.

  • Sledging or incitement to unacceptable behaviour.

  • Malicious misrepresentation of facts.

  • Inappropriate use of Club owned items.

  • Inappropriate use of alcohol or drugs.

  • Misuse of Social Media. (Facebook, Twitter etc)

    The following behaviour is to be ENCOURAGED

  • Fostering the development of younger players to play to their highest potential.

  • A spirit conducive to families and younger players.

  • Strong competition played within the rules and spirit of the game.

  • Active participation in the running of the sport of hockey ie coaching, administration, umpiring, fundraising

    All players are responsible for wearing correctly fitting shin-guards and mouth guards at all times whilst on the hockey fields.

ANY MEMEBER of the club found guilty of breaking this code faces suspension.

How to deal with misconduct.

What to do if there is an incident of Sports Rage
Anyone can:-
Report the incident to the ground official or club committee member.

(Ground official or committee member or umpire if on the field.)

Approach sports Rager and issue warning for breach of the code. Based on the situation, decide on the next step;

  • Take no further action

  • Refer sports rager to the committee for disciplinary action eg a repeat offender or a serious case

  • Remove sports rager from the field of play/venue

  • Suspend play until action is taken

  • Involve the police if the behaviour constitutes a criminal act

The Club Committee then holds a disciplinary hearing resulting in outcomes like counselling, suspension or expulsion.