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Code of Practice for club officials and volunteers


Hillingdon Athletic Club is a club run by its members for its members.  Adult members and the parents/carers of junior members are expected to volunteer.   

The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below. All volunteers must:

  • Consider the wellbeing and safety of participants before the development of    performance.
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with participants, based on mutual trust    and respect.
  • Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those     taking part.
  • Promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play).
  • Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance.
  • Follow all guidelines laid down by the national governing body and the club.
  • Hold appropriate valid qualifications and insurance cover.
  • Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward.
  • Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibited substances.
  • Encourage participants to value their performances and not just results.
  • Encourage and guide participants to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.