This year there is a new policy in place in the IHA which means that anyone who comes in contact with an under 18 in the hockey club – coaches, umpires etc. are required to be Garda vetted.
The required Garda Vetting forms are available below and we would ask that you complete these as soon as possible and return them to a member of the committee. There will also be a number of forms available in the pavilion for anyone who needs to fill one in. Anyone over the age of 16 must fill out a form but there is a parental consent form to fill out too if you are between 16 and 18 years of age.
Even if you are not involved in coaching the juniors, you may be asked to umpire a game or help out in some way or if you are coaching one of the senior teams, which has an under 18 player on it, Garda vetting is required.
There is a checklist/guideline document available below too which explains the form and details required.
The Leinster Hockey Association website also has a useful FAQ section and the link is below.
If you have any questions on this please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that even if you have been Garda Vetted in the past, it will still need to be re-performed unless it was performed through another hockey related organisation.