Club Constitution, By-Laws, Policies and Procedures

Hockey Victoria Member Protection Policy

as adopted by Camberwell Hockey Club (summary document can be downloaded below)

Member Protection Involves:

Providing a safe and nurturing environment for all members of the sporting community.
Protecting members from harassment, abuse, discrimination and other inappropriate behaviour.
Providing education. 
Promoting and modelling positive behaviour.

This policy covers officials, parents, administrators, spectators, volunteers and participants.

The Hockey Victoria Codes of Behaviour/Contact are available from the Hockey Victoria website

The Hockey Australia Member Protection Policy is available for download

The Member Protection Officer at Camberwell Hockey Club is Helen Chauhan. Contact

Fair Go, Sport! Project

Camberwell Hockey Club is one of four Victorian clubs participating in the Fair go, sport! project to increase awareness of sexual and gender diversity in sport.

The project is funded by the Australian Sports Commission and involves Hockey Australia and Hockey Victoria.

If members wish to know more about this project queries to Jennifer Sach at More details can be found by downloading the Project flyer below.

Fair go, sport! is aimed at promoting safety and inclusiveness for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) people involved in the hockey code.

This 12-month project, which commenced in June 2010, will develop and trial:

  • methods for engaging and educating participants at various levels in hockey including, for example, administrators, managers, board members, coaches, officials, players and spectators at the local, state and national level
  • resources and tools that promote strategies for responding to issues of gender and sexuality and tackling discrimination using club-specific and code-wide approaches
  • a model for engagement that can be adapted within other sports.
  • GLBTI people continue to face widespread discrimination, which prevents them from participating in sport generally and can affect their social, psychological and physical wellbeing.

The benefits of being able to participate and be involved in sport can have a profoundly positive impact, as inclusive sport provides a way of connecting with the community and offers the opportunity to belong.

Fair go, sport! is a joint initiative of Hockey Victoria, Hockey Australia and the Australian Sports Commission (which is also funding the project), and is managed by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.

Steering committee

Fair go, sport! is supported by a steering committee that includes, Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria, RJM Trust, Sport and Recreation Victoria, Transgender Victoria and VicHealth, as well as representatives from hockey clubs and associations.

Fair Go, Sport! flyer January 2011 (PDF)

Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport

Every person: spectator, player, club member, official, participant, administrator, coach, parent or member of the community involved with the sport, should work to ensure:

  • inclusion of every person regardless of their age, gender or sexual orientation
  • inclusion of every person regardless of their race, culture or religion
  • opportunities for people of all abilities to participate in the sport and develop to their full potential
  • respect is shown towards others, the club and the broader community
  • a safe and inclusive environment for all
  • elimination of violent and abusive behaviour
  • protection from sexual harassment or intimidation.

This Code applies to community sport, training and club sanctioned activities.

Under the Code of Conduct, which was developed with Victoria’s peak sporting associations, breaches will include:

  • Violent, abusive behaviour or vilification of any kind towards another person;
  • Discrimination against another person based on their age, gender, sexual orientation, race, culture, religion or any other irrelevant personal characteristic;
  • Sexual harassment or intimidation of another person;
  • Victimisation of another person for exercising their rights through the Code; and
  • A failure to maintain a safe environment.

State Sporting Associations and clubs will now have the responsibility of adhering to and enforcing the Code through sport specific penalties.

Associations and clubs that don’t address breaches of the Code will not be eligible for funding from Sport and Recreation Victoria and will run the risk of losing any existing funding. 

Hockey Victoria Codes of Behaviour/Contact

Hockey Australia Member Protection Policy