Playing Principles

Braintree Hockey Club aims to achieve its mission by following the below key playing principles. The club recognises that the purpose of the club is to get people playing hockey, and to enjoy playing the game within a positive environment. It strongly believes that if its management and members follow these principles then the club will prosper and achieve its mission of being a key sports club within Essex.

Integrity: Play by the rules

Respect: To the opposition, umpires and our own players

Enjoyment: Why else do we play? Make the club an enjoyable place to be and play hockey

Welcoming: Be an open, welcoming club where opposition teams want to come and play

Competitive: Do our best in our leagues, but being competitive does not necessarily mean winning every game!

Innovative: Challenge to improve through new ideas and leading the way