Western District Hockey Club


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.

Hockey ACT


Hockey Australia Player/Athlete Code of Behaviour

As a player of Hockey Australia required to comply with this policy. You must meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct and in any role you hold within Hockey Australia.

1. Behave in a sporting manner at all times to all players, officials and spectators.

2. Don’t make detrimental statements in respect of the performance of any match officials or umpires.

3. Play by the rules at all times and ensure that the game of hockey is not brought into disrepute by your actions.

4. Do not engage in inappropriate and/or physical contact with players or officials during the course of play.

5. Accept responsibility for all actions taken. Exercise reasonable care to prevent injury by ensuring that you play within the rules. Reasonable care consists of showing due diligence in abiding by the rules and adhering to the officials decisions.

6. Adhere to the Anti-Doping Policy advocated by Hockey Australia.

7. Do not bet on the outcome or on any other aspect of a hockey match or competition.

8. Do not try to achieve a contrived outcome to a match or competition, or otherwise improperly influence the outcome or any other aspect of a match or a competition.

9. Do not show unnecessary obvious dissension, displeasure or disapproval (by action or verbal abuse) towards an umpire or match official as a consequence of his or her decision or generally.

10. Abstain from the use of tobacco and the consumption of alcoholic beverages while in the playing/representative uniform.

11. Adhere to HA racial and sexual vilification policy.

12. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

13. Don’t do anything which adversely affects or reflects on or discredits the game of hockey, Hockey Australia or any affiliated association, or any squad, team, competition, tournament, sponsor, official supplier or licensee, including, but not limited to, any illegal act or any act of dishonesty or fraud.

14. Refrain from using obscene, offensive or insulting language and/or making obscene gestures which may insult other players, officials or spectators.
The Tournament Director and/or Event Coordinator are responsible for ensuring that the Code of Conduct is met at all times.

Hockey ACT Membership Disclaimer

By ticking this form, I agree to comply with all rules, constitution, regulations and by-laws, codes of conduct and member protection policy of Hockey Australia and Hockey ACT.

Current financial members of Hockey ACT will be covered by the Sports Injury Insurance Policy provided by the Association’s agent. In consideration of my application for membership of Hockey ACT being accepted by Hockey ACT, I acknowledge and agree that:

  1. Release and Indemnity: In consideration of the Association accepting my application for membership, I, to the extent permitted by law a. release the Hockey Organisations from all Claims that I have, may have or may have had but for this release, arising from, or in connection with, my membership and/or participation in any Hockey Activities; and b. indemnify, and will keep indemnified, on demand the Hockey Organisations in respect of any Claim by any person arising as a result of, or in connection with, my membership and/or participation in any Hockey Activities.
  2. I am bound by, and agree to comply with, the constitutions, regulations, and policies of the Association.
  3. I am exposed to certain risks, and accidents can happen, in the course of my participating in any Hockey Activities which may result in me being injured, or my property being damaged.
  4. I declare that I am medically and physically fit and able to participate in any Hockey Activities. I will immediately notify the Association of any change to my medical condition, fitness, or ability to participate in any Hockey Activities.

Hockey ACT Privacy Disclaimer

Hockey ACT Privacy Statement:  Hockey ACT is committed to the protection of your personal information. Any personal information that you provide to Hockey ACT will be used by Hockey ACT only for the following  purposes, namely the purposes of membership administration, membership statistics for research, developing and managing new and existing programs, strategic and planning purposes, the promotion of hockey in ACT, and communicating and providing information to participants about their membership and/or their involvement in programs, competitions, including those of sponsors and other general hockey activities, and purposes related  to each of the foregoing purposes. Hockey ACT will not disclose any personally identifiable information about you obtained from you to other parties or for purposes other than those referred to above. It is the policy of Hockey ACT to comply with the Privacy Act (Cth). Personal information about you is obtained by Hockey ACT only from information provided by you. This data is collected by clubs affiliated with Hockey ACT.

Members can gain access, or change access, to their personal information provided to Hockey ACT, or advise their desire for their said personal information to not be used for any of the above purposes by contacting their association affiliated with Hockey ACT, or by contacting Hockey ACT directly.

Western District Hockey Club

Players and parents acknowledge that a failure to pay fees may render the registered player ineligible to play until all outstanding fees are paid.

Players will not be cleared to play for another club in the ACT or elsewhere until all outstanding fees are paid in full. 

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