Code of Conduct (Senior Section)

Crook and District AC expects its members to act as responsible athletes, by upholding the club code of conduct as set out below. As club members we should:

  • Abide by the UKA and Crook and District AC Safeguarding Policies and Safeguarding Procedures
  • Respect the rights of every athlete, coach, technical official and others involved in athletics and treat everyone equitably
  • Uphold the same sporting values away from sport as we would when engaged in athletics
  • Participate within the rules of the sport, respect decisions of coaches and officials, and demonstrate respect towards fellow athletes
  • Cooperate fully with others involved in the sport such as coaches, technical officials, team managers, etc. in our own best interests and those of other athletes
  • Consistently promote positive aspects of the sport and never condone rule violations or the use of prohibited substances
  • Anticipate and be responsible for our own needs, including being organised, having the appropriate kit/equipment and being on time
  • Act with dignity and display courtesy and good manners towards others and in no way undermine, put down or belittle other athletes, coaches, or practitioners
  • Avoid swearing and abusive language whilst in athletic venues, at club functions and events, or when as part of a team/squad
  • Never engage in any inappropriate or illegal behaviour
  • Challenge and report inappropriate behaviour and language by others
  • Not misuse or abuse sporting equipment and venues
  • Use safe transport or travel arrangements
  • Act ethically, professionally and with integrity, and take responsibility for our actions.

I understand that action can be taken by the club in response to breaches of the code of conduct. This may (depending on the seriousness of the breach) take the form of:

  • A requirement to apologise for inappropriate behaviour
  • A verbal or written warning from the club committee
  • Temporary suspension from attending club training sessions
  • Temporary suspension from all club events/activities, or in the case of a very serious violation, a permanent suspension from the club