When you’re posting content to social channels remember the following:

  • Be yourself, have fun but always remember to be clear and honest at all times.
  • Remember you are a representative of your country, team, and, if you are in education, your university or college.
  • Do not post any content that is angry, racist, abusive or in breach of the local law or customs (this includes the country you are playing in).
  • Do not post any content that is critical of other teams, umpires, your team mates as this can bring your team into disrepute.
  • Always express ideas and opinions in a respectful manner and make sure your communications are in good taste.
  • When linking to websites, videos and redirecting to another site be mindful how this could impact your brand, team, partners and sponsors.
  • When confronted with a different opinion, do not pick fights, and be sure to correct mistakes you make.
  • Be careful with personal information. Think twice about what you are prepared to reveal. What might not seem important today might become an issue tomorrow.

Although using social media is perfectly safe when you follow these guidelines, ignoring them can have dangerous consequences:

  • You could lose sponsorship.
  • You could make negative headlines in the press.
  • Your competitors, fans, team mates or coach could be offended and your public profile damaged.
  • Your future career as a hockey player could be jeopardised.
  • Your information could be stolen.
  • You could inadvertently break the law.
Guidelines | FIH Social Media Guidines