Club Rules and Code of Conduct
Worthing Hockey Club operates to a set of rules which members are expected to follow as part of their Terms and Conditions of membership. This includes a code of conduct that runs alongside the club rules, to help ensure that everyone is treated with integrity and respect.
Club Selection Policy
WHC operates a clear selection, engagement and development policy to provide a consistent platform for team and squad selection.
Welfare and Safe D
You can expect a friendly welcome, an opportunity to meet new friends and to participate and watch hockey. To help facilitate this, the club operates England Hockey’s Safe D welfare policy to create a welcoming environment for all. Please click here for full details. The club also has an appointed welfare officer, click below for details.
Worthing Hockey Club is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for all young people involved in hockey. It accepts its responsibility to help safeguard the welfare of all young people and protect them from poor practice, abuse and bullying. Our policies are in line with latest England Hockey policies, please click here for link to England Hockey Safeguarding Regulations.
England Hockey have provided the following resources to help with guidance such as advice for parents, guides to using WhatsApp, recognising poor practice and reporting procedures. Please click on the relevant button for more information.
England Hockey has a dedicated team to support Ethics and Welfare please click here for link to EH website for a list of contact details.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Worthing Hockey Club is committed to providing a fully inclusive environment and had adopted England Hockey’s policies. Please click here for full details on the current EH policies.
Code of Ethics and Behaviour (Respect)
Worthing Hockey Club follows England Hockey’s recommended Code of Ethics – please click here for full information.
Development Pathways – Players
The club promotes player development in line with England Hockey’s development pathway. Click here for more information.
Development Pathways – Umpires
Worthing Hockey Club follows the England Hockey structure for developing umpires – please click here for more details.
Development Pathways – Coaches
The club is committed to coaching development in line with and using England Hockey guidance and training materials. Please click here for full details on the resources available.
Click here for guidance on How to Use the Club Coach Planning Aid
Please click the link below for Worthing HC’s 2023/24 expenses policy
Covid -19 Guidance and Procedures
England Hockey has released guidance on getting back to playing. This stipulates what each club and player needs to do to manage the risk of transmission. Click here for the most up to date England Hockey Guidance