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It’s essential that we as a hockey/sports club ensure the safety of every child that either plays for OBHC or trains with OBHC using our facilities.  You can never be too safe, it gives the reassurance to all parents/carers/ guardians that their child is in safe hands and will be looked after.


All our coaches are minimum England Hockey L1 qualified.  This requires them to have completed a First Aid Course, a Safeguarding & Protecting Children Course and pass a DBS (formerly CRB) check, to view our DBS Eligibility Guidance click here.  We ensure that as a minimum an England Hockey L2 qualified coach is at every training session to oversee every aspect.


The Club has a Welfare Officers who acts as a point of contact for any child or parent that may have any concerns over safety.  Our Welfare Officer is Nicole Ward who can be contacted on 07756 100449.

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