Integrity — protecting polocrosse together

Sport should be a safe and fair place for all participants. At Polocrosse Australia, we offer a safe place for people to raise concerns about behaviour they’ve witnessed or experienced in sport as well as find more information if they have an integrity question.

WHAT IS SPORT INTEGRITY?

Threats to a sport’s integrity can include competition manipulation and sports gambling, doping, the improper use of drugs and medicine and behaviours that impact people’s positive experience of sport, such as discrimination or abuse, including against children.
Integrity in sport means participants, officials, supporters, and fans can participate in and enjoy sport, confident in the knowledge they are part of a safe, fair, and inclusive environment.

All our members and participants have an obligation to protect and maintain the integrity of polocrosse, as well as the health and wellbeing of everyone involved.
We work closely with Sport Integrity Australia, the national coordination agency for sport integrity threats. For more information about Sport Integrity Australia visit its website. Keep up to date with all that is happening in sport integrity by following Sport Integrity Australia on Facebook, X, Instagram and LinkedIn or listen to On Side, the official podcast of Sport Integrity Australia. You can also download the Sport Integrity App, which are available for free download from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Horse drug testing policy — the welfare of our equine athletes

Polocrosse Australia is committed to maintaining a fair and level playing field. In line with this commitment, we are pleased to announce the updated horse drug testing policy, version 2.2, effective from June 2024.

This policy aligns with the ‘clean sport for horses’ guidelines endorsed by Equestrian Australia and follows the FEI equine prohibited substances list.

Logbook Maintenance

Owners and/or responsible persons must maintain a logbook for any horse administered controlled substances within 14 days prior to and during the competition. This logbook must be produced if an issue arises or during sample collection.

The updated horse drug testing policy can be found here

The National Integrity Framework

In December 2023 Polocrosse Australia adopted the National Integrity Framework. The National Integrity Framework is essentially a set of rules all members of our sport need to follow when it comes to their behaviour and conduct in sport.

Anti-doping — keeping polocrosse clean

Polocrosse Australia takes a position of zero tolerance toward doping in sport and works closely with Sport Integrity Australia (SIA) in Australia and the FEI internationally to ensure a drug-free environment in our sport.

HOW TO RAISE A CONCERN

Everyone from athletes, officials, parents, support personnel, administrators and supporters play a role in protecting the integrity of our sport. Polocrosse Australia works with Sport Integrity Australia (SIA) to coordinate and manage complaints and reports.
Complaints received will be evaluated and either managed by Polocrosse Australia, referred to SIA or an appropriate external agency, or passed back to the complainant with suggested pathways for them to pursue where the Complaint is out of scope.

If you see or hear something that doesn’t seem right, say something!

Questions about and integrity related matter can be directed to the National Executive Officer (NEO)

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