Members’ Code of Conduct

All members must:

  • Show respect to coaching staff, helpers and officials and their decisions.
  • Show respect to other team members and show team spirit.
  • Listen and learn from the coaching staff and helpers.
  • Respect all other club members and those from other clubs regardless of: age, gender, ability, race, cultural background or religious beliefs.
  • Strive to achieve your individual potential.
  • Keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform your coach or team manager if you are going to be late.
  • Wear suitable and appropriate kit.
  • Show impeccable behaviour when representing the club and during training. Take pride in being a member of the club.
  • Report inappropriate behaviour or risky situations to the club’s Welfare Officer.
  • Not smoke, consume alcohol or drugs on club premises or whilst representing the club.

Parents’/Carers’ Code of Conduct

We hope that you will support the athletics club’s vision of a safe and nurturing environment by following this code of conduct for parents/carers.

  • Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them.
  • Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials.
  • Help your child to recognise good performances, not just results.
  • Never force your child to take part in sport.
  • Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all.
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
  • Publicly accept officials’ judgements.
  • Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport.
  • Use correct and proper language at all times.