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:
in each case without your further consent being necessary.
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.
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.
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 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:
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.
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.