Waikato Hockey Association Media Release
2023 Code of Conduct Review
In the 2023 season, Waikato Hockey Association under guidance from Hockey New Zealand has taken proactive measures to bring our Code of Conduct and Judicial Process documentation up to date, and in line with national best practice.
Our goal is to improve our overall hockey product and experience for all participants. To do this we are motivated to create competitions that are positive, free from abuse, and enjoyable for all.
To achieve our goals, we:
These initiatives came after:
They were approved and implemented for the season by the Waikato Hockey Board, and Chief Executive Officer, and scheduled for a public mid-season review which has just been undertaken.
Waikato hockey was pleased to see 100% of review participants state that they were FOR the formal adoption of the Hockey New Zealand Code of Conduct, and the implementation of the Misconduct and Umpire Abuse Policy.
From submissions of comment and feedback provided by the community, Waikato Hockey has settled on the following outcomes for the 2023 season:
Waikato Hockey wants to express a sincere thanks to the leadership shown by many who continue to contribute to the positive improvement of our competitions.