Policies, Codes & Statements

Southern United Hockey Club (SUHC) supports Hockey Victoria’s (HV) adoption of the Hockey Australia’s Member Protection Policy. The policy provides SUHC’s position on harassment, discrimination, child protection. It outlines the legal and ethical rights and responsibilities of those involved in our sport. In addition it provides the procedure for dealing with complaints.

Click Here to download the Hockey Australia Member Protection Policy


A Member Protection Information Officer is responsible for providing information about a person’s rights, responsibilities and options to an individual making a complaint or raising a concern. They can also provide information and advice to sport administrators and complaint handlers with regard to the Member Protection Policy of that sport. MPIOs are generally impartial; they do not mediate or investigate complaints.

Click Here for further information about HV’s Member Protection Information Officer

SUHC have appointed Zak Bahramis as it’s MPIO officer and he can be contacted by email


The Inclusion Officer works in conjunction with HV and SUHC to support and promote a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all throughout the Hockey community.

SUHC have appointed Tim Cole as our Inclusion Officer and he can be contacted by email 

Click Here for information on the role of the Inclusion Officer



From 1 January 2017, the Child Safe Standards will apply to sporting organisations that operate and provide sporting services to children within Victoria (including National Sporting Organisations). The Standards apply to organisations as a whole, not only the areas that work with children. The Standards apply to all personnel in your organisation. This includes: • Board of Management / Committee Members • All paid staff (CEO, Executive, Employees) • All Volunteers (Coaches, officials, administrators, scorers etc) • All students on placement • Any contractors you engage

As part of SUHC’s commitment to these standards we have attached our Child Safe Code of Conduct and Child Safe Policy  All coaches will be given a copy of these as well as all senior players signing up to the Code of Conduct when they register with SUHC.

For more information  http://www.vicsport.com.au/child-safe-standards



SUHC club endorses the HV Codes of Behaviour. Every person in the Victorian Hockey Community has the right to participate in an environment which is safe, welcoming and inclusive. Equally every player, coach, official, spectator and administrator plays a part in ensuring their actions and behaviours are supportive of these values.

Click Here for HV’s Codes of Behaviour


Social inclusion is about making sure everyone is able to participate as valued, respected and contributing members of society. It is also about the acceptance and equal treatment of members of the wider community regardless of their gender, gender identity, sexuality, age, disability, religious or cultural background, or other attributes that may lead to people feeling excluded or isolated. This policy provides Hockey Victoria’s (HV) and SUHC’S position on the inclusion of all people.


Click Here do download HV’s Inclusion Policy



Social media offers the opportunity for people to gather in online communities of shared interest and create, share or consume content. As a member-based organisation, HV and SUHC recognises the benefits of social media as an important tool of engagement and enrichment for its members. HV and SUHC welcome comments, ideas, and insights from its hockey community. Social media is now part of everyday life for a growing number of people and is evolving the way we communicate. It is an important tool that when used appropriately increases the visibility of the sport.

HV, its affiliates, associations and clubs have long histories and are highly respected organisations. It is important that HV’s, SUHC’s and hockey’s reputation is not tarnished by anyone using social media tools inappropriately, particularly in relation to any content that might reference the organisation.

Click Here to download the HV Social Media Policy



At SUHC we value and embrace diversity and consider a mix of human differences is essential to growth and development of our organisation. We understand the contribution that a wider range of skills, knowledge and experience will bring to our hockey club.  New ideas, innovation, creativity, problem solving, continuous improvement processes will be enhanced by groups of people with different ideas working together.

HV’s Diversity Statement is currently under review and will be linked once published.



The selection policies set out the basis upon which we select players to play in our teams and the criteria we will apply in doing so.  The junior selection policy SUHC Junior Selection and Rotation  is designed to balance the needs of hockey players of all ages and abilities such that players have enjoyable and successful involvement in hockey.  The policy specifically considers selection of players in mixed sides, players wishing to play outside of their age groups.  The men’s selection policy http://suhc.com.au/section-information/men/selection-policy  and women’s selection policy http://suhc.com.au/section-information/women/selection-policy set out the selection criteria for players, coaches and other selectors.



Our coaches and committee have working with children checks. Coaches, committee, team managers please record your WWCC here.