Spencer Hockey Club

Ethos and policies

Ethos and policies
The Spencer Ethic


We believe Spencer HC has a unique set of values and a culture we want to protect. This has been embodied in the "Spencer Ethic", which the Committee seeks to adhere to in developing the Club.


When playing the game, as a minimum, we expect our members to:


Learn and play by the rules of the game


Be a good sport - win with modesty, lose with dignity


Respect your team-mates, umpires and the opposition


Recognise and applaud good play


Pay all subscriptions and fees due to the club on time


Wear the Spencer colours with pride!




Becoming a member at Spencer allows you to do more than just play hockey. We want to encourage you as a member, be it current player, alumni, parent or friend, to get involved in the Club's development.


There are many ways for you to get involved whether it is helping out with socials, coaching or umpiring to taking on committee appointments, which usually change every second year, so members quickly obtain a wide experience of Club activities. Find out more about volunteering.


Club governance


Spencer Hockey Club is an amateur not-for-profit sports club. The club has a written constitution and is run by an elected Executive Committee on a voluntary basis on behalf of the members. The club has HMRC "Community Amateur Sports Club" status, which means that we can reclaim gift aid on donations made to the club.


Full senior members can vote at the club's AGM, which usually takes place in May, and junior members vote through their team representative.


Club policy documents


Additionally, we have included some further club policy documents that should be useful.