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.

Whitford Hockey Club Inc.

Terms and Conditions

Whitford Hockey Club (WHC) Values

The Club has identified the following values as being appropriate for the behaviour of members, and I agree to represent the Club in accordance with those values:

Family and Community
- We are a family based club which values and fosters life-long friendships
- We are part of and work to support the local community in which we live and play
- We value the contribution and commitment our volunteers make to our Club
Fair Play
- We strive to win, always playing fairly by the rules and with integrity
- We treat our team players, opposition teams, officials and supporters with respect at all times
Trust and Respect
- We trust and respect our fellow members and behave with honesty and integrity in everything that we do
- We value diversity and accept everyone to our club regardless of their age, ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation and we will not tolerate discrimination in any form
- We strive to do our best and aim to continually improve
- We believe that everyone deserves a fair go and aim to help others be their best



I agree to pay the fee requirements as set out on the Membership Fees information on this website.

Fundraising and volunteering

The Club is about more than just playing hockey. You are joining a non-profit community volunteer club. As such there is a requirement to contribute more than just membership fees, especially as we operate the clubrooms and playing grounds at Troy Pickard Hockey Centre.  Playing members in school year 11 and above must volunteer a minimum of 4 hours during the winter hockey season. 

I acknowledge that I can opt out of volunteering during the registration process by paying an additional fee of $80 as part of my membership.  In the event I have not met the minimum volunteering hours by the end of the season, I acknowledge I will be invoiced for the hours not contributed. 

Privacy Note

WHC is bound by the provisions of the Commonwealth Privacy Act. WHC collects your personal information for the purposes of informing you of club activities, to contact you in the event of an emergency and to provide to sponsors of the club for fundraising. Sponsors may use this information to contact you to make special offers which are available to club members. Should you NOT wish for WHC to provide your information to sponsors please notify us by sending an email to Registrar@whitfordhockey.asn.au, in person, or by phone (0418 253 106). You have the right to access your personal information held by WHC subject to exceptions contained in the Privacy Act. To do so, contact Registrar@whitfordhockey.asn.au.

Insurance and Indemnity

I understand that hockey can be a dangerous sport and the risk of injury whilst playing or training is high. I agree that it is my responsibility to arrange and take medical or other insurance necessary to cover any such injury to myself and that WHC will not necessarily have any insurance on behalf of its members to cover such claims. Details of the insurance coverage provided by Hockey Australia (including optional additional cover) can be found on the Hockey WA website. I agree to indemnify WHC, their Committees, coaches or other authorised representatives against any claims for injury, expenses or damages suffered by me, except as a result of the wilful negligence of that party.

I also agree to play in a safe manner according to the rules of the game and to follow instructions from coaches, captains and officials. If I breach these conditions, I understand I may be liable to sanctions imposed by WHC and Hockey WA.

Medical Conditions

I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to advise the coaching staff of WHC of any medical condition which may influence my participation or my children’s participation in hockey activities, or which may influence any medical attention which may be required whilst involved in those activities.

Umpiring Duties

I understand that I am to be available for umpiring duties as required by WHC. The Team Managers and the Club’s umpiring coordinator allocate appointments to umpire. Some club members may undertake umpiring duties on your behalf for a fee – see the umpiring coordinator for details. Non-attendance attracts large fines from Hockey WA and I understand this cost is passed on to the nominated players who don’t turn up for umpiring duties or who fail to find a suitable replacement.  

Working With Children Checks

Our Club requires all volunteers in contact with children, such as coaches and team managers, to obtain Working With Children Checks. If you are to be involved in the Club’s junior program, a check will be obtained for you at the Club’s expense.

Constitution and By-Laws

I agree to abide by the Rules of Association of the WHITFORD HOCKEY CLUB INCORPORATED, a copy of which is available on the Club website.

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