Vetting is the pre-checking of an applicant’s background for criminal convictions or prosecutions.  Vetting is just one part of Hockey Ireland’s overall Recruitment and Selection Policy, the aim of which is to ensure that children and vulnerable people playing our sport do so in safe and fun environment.

There are two types of vetting checks available to hockey – Garda Vetting and Access NI.  Hockey Ireland is registered with the National Vetting Bureau and has appointed an Authorised Liaison Person. Ulster Hockey is registered with Access NI and has an appointed Lead Signatory. If an individual is filling a position in the Republic of Ireland, Garda Vetting is implemented. If an individual is filling a position in Northern Ireland, Access NI checking may be implemented.

Ulster Hockey is registered as an Umbrella Body for clubs with AccessNI, the organisation responsible for vetting. This means that clubs based in Northern Ireland should have NO direct dealings with AccessNI but must operate through Ulster Hockey.

For information on the Access NI Recruitment Process, click here.

If you have any queries on the Access NI Recruitment Process, please contact Hilary Reid on hilaryreid@talktalk.net or + 44 (0) 7802 381 444.