Code of Conduct for Athletes

As an athlete I will:-
* Respect the rights and dignity of everyone involved in athletics and treat everyone equally.
* Uphold the same values of sportsmanship off the field as I do when engaged in athletics.
* Cooperate with anyone involved in sport in the best interests of other athletes and myself.
* Consistently promote positive aspects of the sport such as fair play and never condone rule violations or the use of banned or inappropriate substances.
* be responsible for my needs including being organised, having the right kit and being on time.
* Inform my coach of any other coaching I am seeking or receiving.
* Always thank the coaches and officials who enable me to participate in athletics.

When participating any athletics activities, I will:-
* Act with dignity and display courtesy and good manners towards others.
* Not swear or use abusive language and bad behaviour including acts of violence, bullying, harassment, physical and sexual abuse.
* Challenge inappropriate behaviour and language by others.
* Respect venues I use and will leave them as I find them.
* Never carry or consume alcohol or illegal substances.
* Never carry items that could be dangerous to myself or others.

To ensure safe participation in athletics, I will:-
* Notify a responsible adult if I have to go somewhere (why, where and when I will return).
* Never give private information unrelated to athletics to anyone.
* maintain boundaries between friendship and intimacy with a coach or official.
* Never accept lifts/invitations into homes without the consent of my parent/guardian.
* Report any accidental injury, distress, misunderstanding or misinterpretation to the Club Welfare officer as soon as possible.
* Report any suspected misconduct by coaches or others to the club welfare officer as soon as possible.