Ashton Hockey Club have policies governing key aspects of member participation and conduct. Please take time to read them and if you have any suggestions or questions contact a member of the management team.
Code of Conduct and Ethics
Specifically our code of conduct requires all members, coaches, players, umpires and officers affiliated with the club at ALL levels to adhere to the following items:
- Mutual respect, courtesy, and honesty by all members for all other members, coaches, umpires, guests and visitors
- Respect for club property
- No bullying or racial/sectarian action or comments
- Play Fair
Recognition of the principles outlined in The Irish Sports Council Code of Ethics for children in sport such as:
- The Importance of Childhood
- The Needs of the Child
- Integrity in Relationships
- Fair Play
- Quality, Atmosphere and Ethos
- Age Appropriate Competition
Further details on our Code of Ethics is in the Guidelines below:
Ashton Hockey Club Constitution April 2010: Ashton Hockey Club Constitution April 2010
Ashton Hockey Club Photographic and Video Policy: Ashton Hockey Club Photographic and Video Policy
Ashton Hockey Club Coaching and Player Polices and Guidelines: Ashton Hockey Club Coaching and Player Polices and Guidelines
Ashton Hockey Club Code of Ethics for Hockey for Young People: Ashton Hockey Club Code of Ethics for Hockey for Young People
Club Health and Safety
Please refer to link below for Club Health and Safety Statement: Ashton Hockey Club Health and Safety Statement
The Ashton Falcons
Ashton Hockey Club has a proud tradition of developing players from an early age. The Club relies heavily on the contribution of past and present players in the coaching structures. Building on a strong base over the previous twenty years, in 2005 the Club identified the need to set out a development plan that would have a player focus and so started a significant development in youth structure which has been developed today into an outstanding example of youth sport enjoyment.
Starting at age 7 players are coached by qualified coaches and youth leaders in a stuctured enviornment. Parents are invited to remain to observed the practice sessions and discuss any suggestions or concerns with the coaches or development officers.
In recent years we have invested heavily in structuring our underage section and making sure we have progression plans capable of developing players to play in league sides. We have ensured our coaching staff are aware of the needs for identification of player talent and we have progressed many players through to provincial representation in both boys and girls hockey.
The Ashton Falcons are the name given to the underage players in the club. The players are our future club, provincial and international players. Ashton Hockey Club provides qualified coaches to allow the development of these young players for the future. Registration is done on an annual basis and existing players and children of club adult members are offered places first and thereafter additional family members of existing players are offered. Once this is complete new members are taken on a first come first served basis within each age group until the groups are fully subscribed.
The Ashton Falcons branding was done in the 2005 - 2006 Season when specific gear for this age group was developed and sold to members on a non profit basis to aid club devlopment and identification. From 2008 due to the high demand for gear we have arranged a local shop to distribute the gear. Details are posted here.
Each year the Falcons participate in more than four hockey blitz's for boys and girls at various locatons throughout Munster. Parental support has been fantastic for each event and we hope this continues. If parents are in a position to help on any given Blitz day please let the organising coach know.
Several Falcon players have gone on to represent Munster and Ireland either as players or coaches and most remain as part of the current playing panel in the club.
Welch Sports, Maylor Street, Cork. Telephone 021 4276017
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