Code Of Conduct

Code Of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Hillsborough and Rivelin Running Club:

As a responsible Running Club we will:

Appoint two welfare officers and ensure that they are provided with appropriate training to act as a first point of contact for concerns about welfare issues.

Ensure that all staff and volunteers operating within the club environment hold the appropriate qualifications and have undertaken the appropriate checks e.g. DBS, licences, qualifications such as massage, sports nutrition etc.

Ensure at least one qualified Leader and/or coach on each session. At times when multiple smaller groups are necessary due to social distancing guidelines helpers who are not Leaders in running fitness and therefore may not be DBS checked will also take groups under the guidance of the qualified Run leader overseeing the session.

Ensure that coaches, technical officials and club officers attend recommended training in welfare and safeguarding and protecting children as appropriate.

Liaise appropriately with officials, coaches, sports scientists, national governing bodies and other relevant people/organisations to ensure that good practice is maintained.

Ensure that club officers and volunteers always act responsibly and set an example to others.

Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every club member and others involved in athletics and treat everyone equally.

Consistently promote positive aspects of the sport such as fair play and never condone rule violations.

Challenge inappropriate behaviour and language by others.

Place the welfare and safety of the athlete above other considerations including the development of performance. Including providing adequate risk assessment and guidelines for activities to remain as Covid secure as possible

Ensure that policies and procedures remain current, fit for purpose and available on request from the Club Secretary. These policies include but may not be confined to:

  • Welfare Policies
  • Complaints Procedure
  • Risk Assesments
  • Run Leader Instrcutions – Fell Running
  • Run Leader Instructions – Road Running
  • Information for Athletes – Fell Running
  • Information for Athletes – Road Running

Report any suspected misconduct by club officials, coaches, technical officials or other people involved in athletics to the Club, Regional, National or UKA welfare officer as soon as possible.

Code of Conduct for Athletes in Hillsborough and Rivelin Running Club:

As a responsible athlete you will:

Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every athlete, coach, technical official and others involved in athletics and treat everyone equally.

Uphold the same values of sportsmanship off the field as you do when engaged in athletics.

Cooperate fully with others involved in the sport such as coaches, technical officials, team managers, doctors, physiotherapists, sport scientists and representatives of the governing body in the best interests of the yourself and other athletes.

Consistently promote positive aspects of the sport such as fair play and never condone rule violations or the use of prohibited or age-inappropriate substances.

Anticipate and be responsible for your own needs including being organised, having the appropriate equipment and being on time.

Follow the instructions for runners available on the web site including the social distancing guidelines in order to promote and maintain a COVID-secure environment for running groups.

Inform a coach, run leader or organiser if you have any medical issues that may affect you, or if you are feeling unwell at any stage of a training session or race.

Inform your coach of any other coaching that you are seeking or receiving.

Always thank the coaches and officials who enable you to participate in athletics.

As a responsible Athlete, when participating in or attending any running activities, including training/coaching sessions and competition events you will:

Act with dignity and display courtesy and good manners towards others.

Avoid swearing and abusive language and irresponsible behaviour including behaviour that is dangerous to yourself or others, acts of violence, bullying, harassment and physical and sexual abuse.

Challenge inappropriate behaviour and language by others.

Never engage in any inappropriate or illegal behaviour.

Avoid destructive behaviour and leave athletics venues as you find them.

Not carry or consume alcohol to excess and/or illegal substances.

Avoid carrying any items that could be dangerous to yourself or others excluding athletics equipment used in the course of your athletics activity.

In races promote safety by:

Obeying any Rules for Competition.

Complying with any safety requirements, including specified kit.

Helping others who are in need of help, even if it costs you your race.

If you retire, follow the organiser’s retirement procedure.

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