Policies & Integrity

Sport is an Australian way of life. It brings people together, regardless of any differences in language, ability, culture and beliefs, and provides physical, social and economic benefits.

For those reasons, it's critical that we keep hockey safe and fair, for everyone who participates. At Ascot Arana Hockey Club we have developed a few policies and adopted those of our governing associations to help protect and hopefully make all our members experiences at the Club rewarding, safe and enjoyable.

Threats to our Club and sports in general include things like behaviours that impact people's positive experience of sport, such as discrimination or abuse, illicit drug use, doping and competition manipulation.

Integrity in sports means that athletes, volunteers, supporters and fans can participate in and celebrate sports, confident in the knowledge that they are part of a safe, fair and inclusive environment.

Hockey Australia, Hockey Queensland, Brisbane Women's Hockey and Ascot Arana Hockey Club take integrity seriously and all are committed to safeguarding hockey.


Do you have something to report?


If you see, hear or experience any suspicious or unwelcome activity relating to child safety, abuse, bullying, harassment, cheating, doping, gambling or match-fixing, report it confidentially using one of the following methods:

If you have any information in relation to a criminal matter, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


NATIONAL INTEGRITY FRAMEWORK

The National Integrity Framework is a suite of policies that sets out rules for unacceptable behaviour in hockey and explains the way complaints about breaches of these rules are managed. Ascot Arana Hockey Club, like BWHA and Hockey Qld have temporarily adopted the Hockey Australia policies (which you will find below) while we develop our own that both conform to our higher association and legislative requirements, and meet any specific needs of our Club and its members. 

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COMPLAINTS, DISPUTES AND DISCIPLINE POLICY

This policy sets out the process for resolving complaints and disciplinary action in relation to Prohibited Conduct under the National Integrity Framework and other relevant policies such as the Code of Conduct.


All Complaints and Disputes under this policy should be lodged in writing to Ascot Arana Club Management.
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SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE POLICY

Ascot Arana Hockey Club has zero tolerance for child abuse or neglect in any form.

All children have the right to feel safe and protected from all forms of abuse, harm, and neglect. Children have the right to take part in hockey in a safe, positive, and enjoyable environment.

Ascot Arana Hockey Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in hockey by providing safe and inclusive environments and ensuring that everyone involved in hockey is proportionately educated and informed of their responsibilities to protect and look after children and young people.

Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy

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MEMBER PROTECTION POLICY

Ascot Arana Hockey Club is committed to ensuring that everyone involved with hockey is treated with respect and dignity and is protected from abuse, bullying, harassment, sexual misconduct, unlawful discrimination, victimisation, and vilification.

This policy seeks to ensure that everyone involved in hockey is aware of their rights and responsibilities. This Policy sets out the standards of behaviour expected of those involved in hockey and the behaviours that are not acceptable.

Member Protection Policy

Ascot Arana Hockey Clubs Member Protection Officer is Mr Chris Thomson and he can be contacted at mpoascotarana@gmail.com

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COMPETITION MANIPULATION AND SPORT GAMBLING POLICY

This Policy is designed to keep hockey fair by protecting competitions and events from competition manipulation (also known as match-fixing) and associated betting activity. The Policy includes definitions of Prohibited Conduct regarding sports betting and competition manipulation, provides direction on how to report concerns, and sets out best practice for National Sporting Organisations when sharing information and entering into commercial arrangements with Wagering Service Providers (WSP).

Since the manipulation of a sporting competition may also be a criminal act, this policy is also designed to protect all members from misconduct captured under legislation.

Competition Manipulation and Sports Gambling Policy

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IMPROPER USE OF DRUGS AND MEDICINE POLICY

The improper use of drugs and medicine in hockey, including the use of supplements and the provision by unqualified and unauthorised people, are a risk to the health of athletes and the integrity of hockey.

To counter these risks, the Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy ensures:

  • Medical practitioners working in our sport are accredited and qualified to fulfil their duties
  • Medicines are used in appropriate ways
  • Safe use of supplements which comply with the World Anti-Doping Code
  • Illegal drug use is prohibited in our sport
Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy
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CODE OF CONDUCT

Ascot Arana Hockey Club abides by Hockey Australia's Code of Conduct (Code). The Code applies to everyone who participates in our hockey, including athletes, staff, coaches, support personnel and officials. The Code sets out the expected behaviours that everyone involved in hockey is expected to adhere to. Prohibited Conduct is managed under the Complaints, Disputes and Disciplinary Policy.


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CONCUSSION POLICY

Ascot Arana Hockey Club complies with the Hockey Australia Concussion Policy, which has been designed to be a practical resource to ensure that:

  • All concussions and suspected concussions in participants at all levels of hockey are appropriately identified and managed; and
  • All who suffer a concussion receive timely and appropriate care and guidance to return them to everyday activities and sport safely
Concussion Policy

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TRANS AND GENDER DIVERSE GUIDELINES

Ascot Arana Hockey Club is committed to providing a safe, fun and inclusive environment for all people, including those of diverse sexualities and genders. Being an inclusive sport not only reflects our core values, it also reflects the diversity of our local community.

Ascot Arana Hockey Club has a zero-tolerance to any form of bullying, harassment and/or vilification towards people with diverse sexualities and/or genders. This includes forms of homophobia, biphobia and/or transphobia.

We're passionate about helping people lead happy, healthy and active lives. Ascot Arana Hockey Club celebrates diversity of sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, intersex status, ability, skill, cultural background, ethnicity, location, religious or political beliefs or life stage and welcomes everyone, exactly as they are.

The Hockey Australia Guidelines for the Inclusion of Transgender and Gender Diverse People in Community Hockey applies to all community hockey. Identified Pathway & High Performance Programs may require more specific or detailed regulations.

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