We value the safety of its players and volunteers above all else. We want to ensure that our organization upholds the highest standards in providing a safe secure environment for our children to play field hockey.
All individuals working, volunteering or who have direct contact with children aged 19 or under must submit a criminal records check (CRC) to the club. This includes:
- team managers
- assistant coaches
- junior coaches if older than 19 years
- other positions on a case by case basis
For more info about how to obtain a CRC, see our "CRC Policy and Procedures" document.
We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the game.
We support the Field Hockey BC RESPECT program to ensure field hockey can be enjoyed in a safe, positive environment. All WVFHC players, coaches and officials are expected to adhere by the Codes of Conduct below.
In addition, all members of the club agree to adhere to the WVFHC Code of Conduct and Ethics which can be fully downloaded here.
WVFHC has adopted Field Hockey BC's RESPECT code of conduct for coaches, managers and officials. As a coach or manager, WVFHC requires you to read and acknowledge the following.
On and off the field, I will:
When working with players, I will:
Remember children’s field hockey is a time for them to develop their technical, physical, tactical and social skills. Winning isn’t everything. Please play your part and observe the RESPECT Codes of Conduct at all times.
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We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour when we play sport. As a player you have a big part to play. We ask every player to follow these values adopted from the Field Hockey BC's RESPECT Code of Conduct.
When playing, I will: