Newcastle Men's Hockey Association Inc(NMHA) administers and convenes hockey activities
in which many students, parents, spectators, convenors, umpires and other participate.
NMHA expects all participants in NMHA events to take responsibility for their own
safety by observing instructions, rules and guidelines, by wearing compulsory safety
equipment when applicable and by behaving in a safe and responsible manner towards
other participants, officials, property and grounds.
While NMHA takes measures to make the sporting activities as safe as possible for
all participants, there is a risk that those involved may be injured and suffer
loss (including financial loss) and damage as a result of their participation in
these hockey activities, whether at training or in actual events.
Injury can occur while the participant is engaging in, watching or officiating at
a hockey activity, or travelling to and from the event. The injury may result from
the participant’s actions or the actions of others.
On some occasions, an injury can be serious (such as torn ligaments, dislocations,
back injuries, concussion or broken bones). In very rare cases the injury can be
life threatening or result in permanent disability. If a participant has a pre-existing
injury, participating in a sporting activity could result in an exacerbation of
Participants could also suffer loss as a result of their personal property being
lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed