Constitution and Policies

On 18th May the members of the original Mens and Ladies Hockey Clubs agreed a new Constitution for the newly constituted Ben Rhydding Hockey Club.

Click here to open the new Constitution.


May 2023 – The detailed policies and regulations from England Hockey that are adopted by Ben Rhydding Hockey Club are listed below.

The Rules of Hockey

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is responsible for the Rules of Hockey. There are two different publications: one representing outdoor hockey and the other representing indoor hockey. They are reviewed on an ongoing basis and there is normally a new edition every two years.

NB England Hockey do occasionally make minor adjustments to the implementation of the rules applied in England that the Club will follow.

Juniors Playing with Adults

We have two corresponding policies:

Code Of Ethics And Behaviour (Respect)

England Hockey is responsible for setting the standards and values that apply at every level of hockey as outlined in the Code of Ethics and Behaviour booklet, also known as Respect.

Ben Rhydding Hockey Club will adopt these standards and values.


Discipline and Disrepute

England Hockey have produced a guidance document for clubs around how to hold a disciplinary hearing.  These cover breaches of rules on the pitch, on match days and during all other activities of the club.  They also apply to any actions outside the club that may bring the club or the sport into disrepute.


Safeguarding Young People

England Hockey Safeguarding Regulations set out a framework for England Hockey to investigate and decide upon such matters and the disciplinary actions that may be taken.


Safeguarding Adults

England Hockey’s safeguarding adults policy and procedures apply to all adults, 18 years or older, involved in hockey.


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion


England Hockey includes a number of documents relating to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

The Club will adhere to the practices described in these documents, in particular the Equality Policy.

Financial Support Policy

BRHC are committed to cost not being a significant obstacle to members of all ages playing hockey and supporting members financially if this is needed is embodied in our constitution.

Financial support is available on an individual case basis and could include full or partial funding for annual subscriptions, match fees and kit.

Anyone who wishes to discuss financial support should approach the section treasurer, president or colts chairperson in complete confidence.