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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.