Introducing the FHBC RESPECT Program
RESPECT is the collective responsibility of everyone involved in field hockey to create a fair, safe and enjoyable environment in which the game can take place.
We will be continuing to soft launch our RESPECT Program through the remainder of the 2016-17 Season. We have already had positive feedback from the initial roll-out at the T2C Championships, the T2T Festival and the VIT.
The intent of the Program is to target all levels of the game. Through ongoing education and awareness, this program is designed to address concerns related to poor coaching practices, abuse of umpires/officials, respect between players, and issues involving spectators and fans on the sideline. The RESPECT Program will target local, regional, and provincial field hockey programs and events throughout the junior and senior seasons. The program will attempt to inspire community clubs and leagues to implement and promote the campaign, and promote positive behaviours within their respective environments.
More information will become available as the Program is fully launched at the start of the 2017-18 Season.