What can I except from the club?
club will have:
A chance for you to become a member
This will be explained to you when you arrive at the club.
You will receive information on how much this will cost, kit
you will require, rules of the club, when training sessions
are and match information
The coaches understand and know how to help you play the
best hockey you can
Any adult working within the club will have been on training
to ensure they know how to support and look after you
The club will have a First Aider, Team Managers and a
Welfare Officer. Make sure you know who these people are and
introduce yourself to them
There are rules of the game of hockey which you will learn
as you play
There will be rules of the club which you will also learn
for example junior members are not allowed to smoke
These are there for your safety and are not be broken
Opportunities for you to play
There will be teams and squads of boys and girls your own
age that you will get to know and learn how to play hockey
Matches and competitions
There will be a chance for you to train and play in your
club team against other clubs
Anti bullying policy
This clearly states how the club will deal with any
situations of bullying, either adult to young person or
young person to young person
Safeguarding / Child Protection Policies and Procedures
This provides the club with ways of ensuring you are safe
and enjoy your hockey
Codes of Conduct
These clearly state how club member must act towards you and
support you. This includes coaches, volunteers, club
officials and parents
What do the club expect from me?
The club will have clear messages of how they expect you to
This may be in the form of a Code of Conduct, or a set of
Club rules, which will clearly state what is okay and what
is not okay .
Louth Hockey Club Junior Rules
Louth Hockey Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting
the wellbeing of all its members. The club believes that it is
important that members, coaches, administrators and parents
associated with the club should, at all times, show respect, encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or
complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with
Mandy Williams, the Club Welfare Officer.
As a member of Louth Hockey Club you are expected to abide by the
following Junior Club Rules:
All members must play within the rules and respect officials and
All members must respect opponents.
Members should keep to agreed timings for training and
competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are
going to be late.
Members must wear suitable kit for training and match sessions,
as agreed with the coach/team manager.
Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
Junior members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or
whilst representing the club at competitions.
Junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of
any kind on the club premises or whilst representing the club.
Don’t keep it To Yourself
have the right to:
Have fun when playing hockey
Be safe when playing hockey
Enjoy your hockey
Make friends through hockey
Be treated with respect by adults involved in hockey
My coach is bullying me
Another adult at hockey is bullying me
Another member of my team is bullying me
One of the coaches or volunteers is threatening me
An adult is making me do things which I know are wrong
Someone is touching me and making me feel uncomfortable
Someone is constantly teasing me, shouting at me or kicking and
Someone is making suggestive remarks or asking me to do things
of a sexual nature
Someone is acting in a way which makes me feel lonely, upset,
unsafe or embarrassed
the answer is YES - Don’t keep it to yourself – Ask for
can I talk to?
Talk to your Club Welfare Officer
can sometimes be difficult to speak to an adult about how you are
You might think that an adult will not understand
THEY WILL LISTEN
You may think that they will not believe you
THEY WILL BELIEVE YOU
THEY WILL ONLY TELL SOMOENE WHO CAN HELP
You might think they have not got time to talk to you
THEY WILL ALWAYS MAKE TIME TO TALK
It’s better to talk to someone:
Ignoring your worries or concerns could make them worse
Talking to someone will begin to tackle your worries and
You only have to share information that you want to share
Telling someone will begin to help you
What will happen if I talk to someone?
Your Club Welfare Officer will know what to do and how to help. They
will be able to ensure that you are safe and they will believe you.
There are policies and procedures which they will use. These will
provide information of who to contact, how to contact them and what
they can do to help.
Club Welfare Officer cannot promise to keep the information you
share a secret. However, they do have to keep it CONFIDENTIAL. This
means that they will have to tell only the person/people who can
When you are talking to the Club Welfare Officer ask them to explain
who they need to speak to and why. They may say one of the
They will know what to do if the behaviour of adult/s
towards you is upsetting you
Talking to this person will begin to help the situation and
ensure you can play hockey in a happy and safe environment
Social Services or the police will be called if the Club
Welfare Officer thinks you may come to more harm or are in
danger. This is to help you and ensure you are safe.
are my Louth Hockey Club Welfare Officers?
Mandy Williams . Tel 01507 313308 – 6.30- 7.30pm group
Miss Kelly Tomlinson. Tel 07900 994906 – 7.15 – 9.00pm group
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