Thank you for being a member of Wilmslow Hockey Club! We are delighted to have you!
This page is your guide to membership at our club. If you are new to the club, check out the Getting Started tab first.
If you have any questions, please ask your Captain or our Membership Secretary using the link below.
Now that you're a member, you'll want to:
Find out "what's on" at the club:
Get assigned to a Team and meet your Captain
Meet your team mates at training
Get your playing kit and shirt number
Register in GMS (England Hockey's Game Management System)
Read the club rules and Code of Conduct
Learn how to use Teamo
Follow us on social media
Support club fundraising
Look out for club emails and notifications
Get your discount card for the bar
Find out who's who in the club
The club will
Live up to its Purpose
Our Purpose is To promote a supportive, social & family environment for all to learn and play hockey at all levels
Live up to its Values
Our Club Values are: Enjoyment, Welcoming, Respect, Growth, Inclusivity
Provide competitive and social hockey
We offer 5 Ladies, 5 Men's and 3-4 Junior's teams plus Masters teams - all of whom play in various NW League, cup and regional competitions.
Provide a range of social events
We have a full social calendar to suit eveyone's taste - starting with the Club Day in September and ending with the Dinner Dance in March/April. There is a modest charge for most social events to cover costs and make a small profit towards club income.
Spend money wisely to minimise cost for members
We aim to keep membership and match fees as low as we can so your committee manages our costs closely and we put effort into lots of fundraising too.
Provide coaches and training
Coaches make up our biggest cost but we believe most members value the training and coaching we offer.
Listen to feedback and respond
We welcome feedback on how to improve the club in any way. Please get in touch at via Teamo chat and have your say in our regular Member Surveys.
The lists below is aimed primarily at adult members, but we welcome our junior members and their parents/guardians taking part in any aspect of the club too. For example many of our juniors and parents take part in race marshalling for which we are very grateful.
The club expects members to...
Be a marshal for at least one race per year
Providing marshals for the two Run North West 10k races and the annual Running Festival provide vital income for the club - around 12% of all club income. It's easy, fun and rewarding being a marshal - please get involved.
Introduce new members
We are always looking for new members - of all ages and abilities. Bring your friends, relations, colleagues etc.
Join the 100 Club
The 100 Club gives the chance to win cash prizes. It only costs £12 a year but when enough people take part, that adds up to a lot of income for the club
Register for EasyFundraising
EasyFundraising raises funds for the club whenever you buy online through 1,000s of regular online stores and it costs nothing!
Suggest club sponsors
We are always on the lookout for sponsors for the club as they provide around 10% of our annual income. Please put us in touch with local businesses you know and we'll do the rest.
Help train our juniors (1st Team Players)
We want our juniors to grow and learn at the club. Having our top players spending just a couple of evenings each season at junior training will provide inspiration and help them learn from our best.
Comply with our Code of Conduct and Club Rules
We have high standards of Conduct by which we expect all members to abide.
Use Teamo actively
Teamo has made a huge difference to the club and members. Please update your availability at least 3-4 weeks ahead of time to help your captain. And check Teamo frequently for updates on social events, fixtures and training.
Learn to umpire
We can never have too many umpires! EH provide training and the club can help with costs if needs be. You would have lots of support and would not have to umpire any more frequently than you want to - and match fees are waived if you umpire!
Help out at Junior Training
With the numbers of juniors at training, we always need helpers to support the coach. Could you offer your time every now and again - with guidance from the coach as to what to do? EH provides training too for those interested.
Join the Committee
Yes this might sound daunting, but we welcome and support anyone willing to help - in whatever small way. Skills we are looking for include leadership, finance, digital marketing, photography, website admin, fundraising etc.
As parents/guardians of a junior member, you may not be a member but we consider you as part of the club "family".
One of our Club Values is GROWTH and that includes the fostering the growth of your youngster as a hockey player, a team member and a person. We take pride in helping our juniors progress through the juniors ranks and into our senior sides - to the highest level they are enjoying. We hope you will help the club along the way!
Safeguarding is also a club commitment - see the Safeguarding tab on this page.
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Why do we need to do fundraising too?
Please download the Club Rules and Policies below.
Other Club Policies and the Club Constitution can be found on the Policies and Documents page.
We take the welfare of junior players very seriously and believes all young people participating in hockey (regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability) have the right to play in an environment free from poor practice, abuse and harm.
Wilmslow Hockey Club adopts England Hockey’s Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Hockey Policy, Procedures and Guidance to ensure all those in the hockey family have a safe and positive experience.
All Managers and Coaches for Junior teams are DBS checked, as well as all Managers and Coaches in Senior teams as many Senior teams have junior (13 years plus) players. All coaches are required to attend a Safeguarding Course.
Please contact our welfare officer if you have any concerns about welfare of safeguarding at Wilmslow Hockey Club by clicking on the Welfare Officer details below.
Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU)
The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU’s) ran a "Parents in Sport Week" in early October 2021. This is an annual campaign where the CPSU aim to show how parents can help to keep children safe within sport. For more information, access the home page by clicking here.
For this year’s campaign, the CPSU are aiming to show parents of those who have children in sport how they can be involved in the wider picture of safeguarding in their sport. To do this, they have produced a series of new resources that shows parents what safeguarding in sport looks like and what to do if they have a concern. These resources include:
· A 10-15 minute long free e-learning course.
· A new look Parents Hub, which collates safeguarding information that parents can use.
Please see below for more information on Wilmslow Hockey Club's commitment and policy for safeguarding.
In accordance with Rule 8.8 of the EH Regulations, it is advised that children wear shin guards and mouthguards (gumshields). These should be provided by parents.
When you apply for your child to be registered to the Club, you have an option to not have your child’s photos published on the Club website.
Please ensure that you make your preference clear (in terms of potential use of photos/videos of your child on our website and social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and Youtube) in the personal profile section in Teamo.
The Club is insured as part of our England Hockey Membership + affiliation via Marsh and Bluefin Sport who are the appointed brokers to England Hockey.
As part of the England Hockey Membership + the club automatically receives the benefit of Combined Liability insurance for players, members, helpers, volunteers, and employees, as well as Personal Accident benefits.
For full details on what is provided under our cover, please see England Hockey insurance page.
All injuries sustained by members (players, coaches, umpires or social members) must be recorded by the club AND reported to England Hockey. The injury reporting process is set out in the policy document below and is summarised in this graphic.
The link to England Hockey page to report injuries is also shown below.
In the event of injury for which an insurance claim may be needed, please refer to the Insurance page (see left) for details on the club's insurance cover for members and claim link.