ATHLETES CODE OF PRACTICE:

Treat others with the same respect and fairness that they wish to receive, uphold the same values away from the sport as they do when engaged in athletics, anticipate their own needs, be organised and on time, thank those who help them participate in athletics, inform their coach of any other coaching they are receiving, show patience with and respect diversity in others whilst acting with dignity at all times.

Notify a responsible adult if they have to go somewhere (why,where and when they will return.

Not respond if someone seeks private information, unrelated to athletics eg. Home/school life.

Never accept lifts in cars or invitations into homes on their own or without the prior knowledge and consent of their parent/carer.

Use safe transport or travel arrangements.

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

Never engage in ant illegal or irresponsible behaviour.

Challenging anyone whose behaviour falls below the expected standards of ‘athletics welfare’.

Speak out immediately if anything makes them concerned or uncomfortable (telling parents/carers and or club welfare officer)r if a clubmate has suffered from  misconduct by someone else.

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