Code of conduct

Code of conduct

We as underwater hockey players of South Africa playing this breathtaking sport will respect the rules and play in the spirit of the game and remember to maintain a sense of integrity.

  • Conform to South African Underwater Hockey federation’s code of conduct.
  • Respect the rules and participate in the spirit of fair play.
  • Display high standards of behavior that promote a positive image for the sport.
  • Act and play with respect for other fellow athletes, opponents, officials and myself.
  • Pride of participation should balance the will to win.
  • Give my teammates positive inputs and feedback.
  • Respect the usage of facilities and equipment prescribed for an event.
  • Commit to the fight against banned substances in sport.
  • Commit to the WADA code of conduct and contribute to fight drug abuse.
  • Resist all forms of corruption, pressures and other compelling circumstances, which go against the spirit of fair play.
  • Display exemplary behavior in and out of play, promoting fair play in sport.
  • As sports men and women discourage the promotion of tobacco and alcoholic products in sport.
  • Commit and cooperate with all medical and testing protocols of SASCOC.
  • Commit ourselves not to bring our sport into disrepute.
  • Respect the referees and their decisions.
  • Be an example to the junior players.
  • Be gracious in victory and defeat and remember that winning isn’t everything.
  • Strive to maintain a sense of self-control and dignity at all times.
  • Refrain from the use of profane, insulting, harassing or otherwise offensive language or behaviour in or out the pool.

Thank you for your positive contribution towards this plea.


Please ensure that you read the 2017 World Anti-doping prohibited list.