Code of Conduct


All individuals involved in hockey (players, coaches, managers, umpires and supporters) 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.
  • Never use foul, sexist, abusive, racist or any prejudicial language or tolerate it from players and/or officials.  Report any breaches immediately.
  • Protect others involved in the game from verbal or physical abuse and threatening or intimidating behaviour. 
  • Never use inappropriate language or gestures. In extreme cases captains and managers should feel empowered to remove their team from the field of play if they are concerned for players' physical or mental well being.
  • Remember that people learn best by example.
  • Appreciate good performances and skilful play by all participants.
  • Encourage people always to settle disagreements amicably without resorting to hostility or violence.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others.
  • Respect umpires, officials, coaches, players and spectators.
  • Conduct themselves in a manner that takes all reasonable measures to protect their own safety and the safety of others.
  • Not dispute decisions and the only player who ever speaks to an umpire should be the captain.
  • Never participate when under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Promote the reputation of the sport and take all possible steps to prevent it from being brought into disrepute.
  • Accept success and failure, victory and defeat, with equal dignity.
  • Welcome opposing teams and supporters before, during and after the match and shake hands with players and officials and offer three cheers.
  • Set a positive example for others, particularly young participants and spectators.
  • Abide by England Hockey's Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Hockey Policy and Procedures and Good Practice Guidelines; Equality Policy and Anti-doping Rules.
  • Abide by the Club's safeguarding, privacy, expectations, parent code, social media use code, web-user policy and other codes, policies and guidelines as published from time to time.
  • Take personal responsibility to ensure that they and their dependents are suitably insured for the activities.
  • Show an appreciation for volunteer managers, coaches, officials and administrators – their efforts contribute hugely to playersof all ages being able to participate.
  • Inform the team coach, manager, captain or, if there is one, another member of a management team of any new or changed injury, health or welfare issue which they consider is appropriate for them to know.
  • Promote the reputation of the sport and take all possible steps to prevent it from being brought into disrepute.

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Richard Higgins


Philip Wheater


Elliott Smith

Men's Club Captain

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Sponsorship We are very fortunate to benefit from the generous support of Higgins Group Plc. Higgins Group Plc is one of the largest family-owned construction companies in South East England. It was formed as the parent company of the Higgins Group of Companies in 1989. The Higgins Group moved to their prestigious new offices at One, Langston Road in May 2005. The development and success of the club would not have been possible without the long term and continuing commitment of the company to our club as its principal sponsor.

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It is important that the club continues to attract additional support and sponsorship. We welcome all levels of support (including another major sponsor alongside the Higgins Group) and potential bespoke packages are available to interested parties. Support and sponsorship can range from pitchside boards (on either of our pitches) to individual team deals. We welcome local sponsors in particular as well as national and international sponsors especially those with an interest in hockey.

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