Code of Behaviour



  • Treat all players with respect at all times.
  • Behave in a sporting manner at all times towards other coaches, officials, players and spectators.
  • Place the safety and welfare of the players above all else.
  • Avoid situations that may lead to conflict of interest.
  • Be courteous, respectful and open to discussion and interaction.
  • Be impartial and maintain integrity in your relationship with other officials, players and coaches.
  • Abide by all relevant policies documented by Hockey Australia in relation to hour appointment at a HA sanctioned event.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Don’t make detrimental statements in respect of the performance of any match officials or umpires.
  • Play by the rules at all times and ensure that the game of hockey is not brought into disrepute by your actions.
  • Accept responsibility for all actions taken. Exercise reasonable care to prevent injury by ensuring that you play within the rules.  Reasonable care consists of showing due diligence in abiding by the rules and adhering to the officials decisions.
  • Lead by example and respect all players, coaches, umpires and spectators.