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.

  1. 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)
  1. 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.
    1. Active participation in the running of the sport of hockey ie coaching, administration, umpiring, fundraising.
    2. 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.


Training on the turf 

  • things to rememberMake sure there is water in the foot wash and it is clean – if it is dirty empty the water and grass and refill it with clean water.
  • Make sure shoes are clean before entering the turf
  • No training in the main circles
  • If any windows are broken during training sessions – the club/s training will be billed for repairs.
  • The team that is last to train (8.00 pm) is responsible to lock up all gates (including the steel gate at the top of the stairs), change rooms and turn off all lights before leaving.



Bleeding on Turf Fields

If a player sustains an injury that is bleeding profusely:

  • Control the Bleeding ASAP
  • As soon as it is safe to do so remove the player from the field
  • Identify and mark the area/s on the turf where blood is
  • Thoroughly wash the area with disinfectant and clean water – Bucket, Disinfectant and sponge/cloths are in each tech bench
  • Ensure player has been or is being treated – first aid supplies in the tech bench or up in the office. It is advisable that each team should have their own small first aid kit available.
  • IF A PLAYER REQUIRES AN AMBULANCE – PLAYERS PLEASE RAISE THEIR STICKS IN THE AIR TO ATTRACT ATTENTION OF THE OFFICE – If someone has a mobile phone in their bag, please call the office 66 72 3434
  • Grazes from both TURF FIELDS should be thoroughly washed and treated with ANTISEPTIC as soon as possible


Social Media

In this region this is mainly Facebook, but there other Media eg Twitter. Nowadays Social Media has developed to become an integral part of our communication with other people. For this reason we have to be prepared to acknowledge ethical behaviour in our personal contact as the misuse of Social Media can have repercussions on our personal and professional lives.

Guide lines for the use of Social Media

  1. Public v Private Always begin with the assumption that anything posted on Social media can be read by anyone, at any time and for a long time.

Always ask yourself if my boss, client or other people would be happy to see the



  1. Be Accurate Postings should be accurate and fact checked. All being able to be substantiated.


  1. Be Professional Always act in a professional and constructive manner using sound judgement before posting. Always be polite and respectful of an individual’s opinions especially when discussions become heated.


  1. Be Fair and Respectful  Never post malicious, misleading or unfair content about others. Do not post obscene, defamatory or discriminatory content about an individual. Do not post comments that you would not say directly to another person.


  1. Be Smart Respect other people’s intellectual including trade mark names and slogans and copyright material. It’s best practice to assume that all content online is protected by copyright, making sure you have permission to post copyright items.


  1. Be aware of confidentiality Only reference information available, never disclose any information that is confidential or proprietary to your organisation, it5s clients or any third party that has confidentially disclosed information to you. Don’t cite, post or reference clients, partners or suppliers without approval from the relevant manager in your organisation.


  1. Be Careful not to use your organization’s client’s or a third party’s logos, trade marks or material on your website/blog pr in a post unless it has been cleared for public use or been otherwise approved by the relevant manager in your organization.



If you require any advice or assistance in relation to these social media guidelines send your query to the Digital Committee at The Communications Council on