Hockey Rules & Umpiring
This page is aimed at helping all existing and potential members with issues regarding the rules of hockey, and umpiring in the Club. In all of these matters, the key contact is Sarah Chapman, the Club Disclipline Officer and National League Umpire - details opposite. Sarah is also a level 2 umpiring coach (indeed the lead umpiring coach for the East Region), so if you need help with coaching or advice to existing umpires, she'll be pleased to help.
Rules & Interpretation
As appropriate, any changes in the sport's rules or interpretations will either be listed here or a link through to the appropriate source will be stated.
New rules will impact on matches from the start of the season in 2015. Find out more here.
Rules books may be obtained from Sarah or downloaded from the FIH site. Contact Sarah if you have any queries on the rules and/or use the links at the right of the page for guidance on technical and interpretation issues.
The Club has adopted the England Hockey Code of Conduct & Ethics  for behaviour, both on and off the pitch, towards fellow players, umpires, other officials and spectators. Both the South and East Umpiring sites have further information/guidance - in the Discipline Sections of their Web Handbooks; this guidance is also to be followed by Clubs in Kent. Keep an eye on the notice board in the clubhouse for printed copies of this information and new issues.
The award of any Red Cards or Matchday Misconduct Reports must be reported to Sarah immediately, for her to liaise with the County Discipline Officer. The Club monitors repeated Yellow Card offences - Captains are asked to report these to Sarah for recording.
Playing Code of Practice
The Club's philosophy relating to all playing issues is set out in the "Playing Code of Practice", which is accessed here:- code of conduct.