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Code of Behaviour

Hockey is a sport that should be enjoyed by all who participate, be it as a player, official, volunteer or spectator.

Team Bexley being awarded the Respect the Games award at the London Youth Games 2021

Team Bexley being awarded the 'Respect the Games' award at London Youth Games 2021

We ask all of our members and supporters to follow a Code of Behaviour, called 'Respect' set out by England Hockey. This can be downloaded from https://www.englandhockey.co.uk/governance/rules-and-regulations/code-of-ethics-and-behaviour

In summary, the minimum standard of behaviour and conduct expected of anyone involved in hockey will, at all times:

  • Respect the spirit of fair play in hockey.
    This is more than playing within the rules. It also incorporates the concepts of friendship, respect for others and always participating with the right spirit.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others.
  • Conduct themselves in a manner that takes all reasonable measures to protect their own safety and the safety of others.
  • Promote the reputation of the sport and take all possible steps to prevent it from being brought into disrepute.
  • Protect themselves and others involved in the game from verbal or physical abuse and threatening or intimidating behaviour.
  • Never use inappropriate language or gestures.
  • Abide by the EH Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Hockey Policy and Procedures and Good Practice Guidelines.
  • Abide by the EH Equality Policy and the EH Anti-doping Rules.

More information and explanations are available in the Code of Behaviour by England Hockey

Welfare Information

As part of our affiliation to England Hockey, the Club adopted England Hockey's Safeguarding Policy and Guidance. All BBHC coaches and captains are made aware of their responsibilities for the welfare of all under-18s and young players. Our colts coaches have completed training in Safeguarding & Protecting Children.

The Club Welfare Officer is Vicky Jones.

Vicky has completed specific Safeguarding and Welfare Officer training, so if anyone has any concerns they should contact her directly at welfare@bbhockey.co.uk. All concerns will be taken seriously and investigated.

If you have immediate concerns that a child, young person or vulnerable adult is in danger from harm please call 999 or NSPCC's free 24 hour helpline on 0808 800 5000.