Welfare Statement

As a club we take very seriously our responsibilities on the safety and welfare of all players, seniors and junior players alike. We subscribe to the EHA recommendations and ensure all our coaches, captains and key committee members are DBS checked and are trained in the Safeguarding Principles, and regularly undertake the appropriate courses to maintain this status. This duty of care is reflected in our approach not only in managing our training sessions and matches, but in how we communicate with club members and parents, and how we consider our social activities. More details on this best practice approach we adopt can be found at www.englandhockey.co.uk

Personal Protection
The use and provision of personal protective equipment is the responsibility of all club members at both junior and senior level. All players of any age should ensure as a minimum they always have shin pads and mouth guards for both training sessions and playing matches. Players may, at their own discretion, also choose additional protective equipment such as face masks or gloves. The use of personal protective equipment reduces the risk of injury and members are encouraged to consider wearing the personal protective equipment they feel appropriate at all times when playing. Our juniors section also provide guidance on Equipment Required for juniors sessions.

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