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Safeguarding and Welfare

Please refer to the following resources:

The BOA recieves professional support and guidance from Glenys Hurst-Robson of SWL Northwest Ltd, this ensures safeguarding is at the forefront of the governance we provide.

For further info or assistance in related matters please email,

If you have a question regarding a medical condition and the suitability to participate in Underwater Hockey, the BOA utilises the services of Dr. Tim Fitzsimons. Tim is an Underwater Hockey Player, experienced Scuba Diver, and a medical referee with the UK Diving Medical Council, he has advised on Diving, Apnea and Underwater Hockey, to contact him in confidence please email:


DBS Checks - These are available at no cost to members who are involved in coaching activities, please email and request a form.  As DBS certifictes are a legal document they are provided as a hard copy. The BOA will accept a scan/image as long as it is dated within the last three years, please send to 

Data Protection - The BOA is registered with the ICO our certificte number is Z9216377

Updated by Phil Thompson on 06/06/23