CODE OF CONDUCT - JUNIOR ATHLETES

Revision 1 - 11 Jan 2022

Our Code of Conduct covers some of our most important individual responsibilities and obligations.
 

We expect all Members to:

  • Know the Code and how to access it.

  • Follow the Guidance in the Code of Conduct.

  • Ask for help if they are not sure what to do.

  • Speak up if they ever think that the Code has been broken.

As a child or young person under 18 years, I have the right to:

  • Be safe and protected.

  • Be listened to.

  • Be respected and treated fairly.

  • Be believed.

  • Ask for help.

  • Be coached by someone who has the right qualifications.

 

As a young athlete, I will respect the code of conduct and I will:

  • Be friendly and supportive to other athletes.

  • Keep myself safe.

  • Tell my coach if I am ill or injured.

  • Report inappropriate behaviour or risky situations to an adult.

  • Compete fairly and respect other athletes and officials.

  • Respect the rules of my club.

  • Behave and listen to all instructions from my coach and officials.

  • Take care of equipment owned or provided by the club or training facility.

  • Not use bad language or take part in inappropriate or illegal behaviour.

Our Code of Conduct covers some of our most important individual responsibilities and obligations.

  • Not bully anyone or pressure them to do things they do not want to, including online.

  • In no way undermine, put down or belittle other athletes, coaches or practitioners.

  • Keep to agreed timings for all club activities including competitions and inform my coach or team manager if I am going to be late.

  • Tell my parents/carers where I am or if I’m going to be late.

  • Not use my mobile phone during training, competitions or in changing rooms.

  • Not carry or consume alcohol or illegal substances while training or competing in athletics.

  • ​Use safe transport or travel arrangements.
     

As a member of the Club, your child is expected to abide by the following Junior Rules:

  • All members must train and compete within the Rules and respect Officials and their decisions:

  • All members respect other Club Members and their opponents in competitions.

  • Members MUST wear suitable kit for training and competitions:

    • TrainingFootwear: Suitable trainers and/or spikes.

    • Competition Footwear: Suitable trainers and/or spikes.

    • TrainingKit: Suitable non-restrictive clothes.

    • Competition Kit: Club Vest/Black Shorts.

  • Members must pay their membership fees, training fees and match fees promptly.

  • Junior Members are not permitted to smoke or consume alcohol at training sessions and/or competitions.

  • The use of illegal drugs is strictly forbidden.


BREACH OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT

I understand that if I do not follow the code, action can be taken by my club and I may:

• Be asked to apologise for my behaviour.
• Receive a verbal warning from my coach.
• Receive a verbal or written warning from the club committee.

• Be suspended from attending club training sessions.

• Be suspended or required to leave the club.
 

Additionally, my club will always tell my parents/carers if I breach the code of conduct.