DREIGIAU COED Y BRENIN DRAGONS CODE OF CONDUCT

DREIGIAU COED Y BRENIN DRAGONS
CODE OF CONDUCT
DREIGIAU COED Y BRENIN DRAGONS FAMILY MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB is fully committed to safeguard-ing and promoting the wellbeing of all its members. The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and under-standing for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with our WEL-FARE OFFICERS.

Sports clubs for young people should offer a positive experience where they can learn new things in a safe and positive environment.

As a member of DREIGIAU COED Y BRENIN DRAGONS, you are expected to abide by the following code of practice:

CHILDREN/YOUNG PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO:

• Be loyal and give their friends a second chance.
• Be friendly and particularly welcoming to new members.
• Be supportive and committed to other team members, offer comfort when required.
• Not get involved in inappropriate peer pressure and push others into something they do not want to do.
• Keep within the defined boundary of the riding/coaching area.
• Behave and listen to all instructions from the coach. Participate within the rules and respect the offi-cials and their decisions.
• Take care of equipment owned by the club.
• All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background or religious beliefs or sexual identity.
• Refrain from the use of bad language or racial/sectarian references. This includes bullying using new technologies like chat-rooms or texting.
• Refrain from bullying or persistent use of rough and dangerous play.
• Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or an appropriate volunteer if they are going to be late.
• Members must wear suitable kit – APPROVED CYCLE HELMET/APPROPRIATE CLOTHING FOR THE WEATHER – for training and competitions, as agreed with the coach.
• Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
• Junior members are not allowed to smoke or consume alcohol or drugs (unless prescribed).
• Show respect to other youth members/leaders and show team spirit.
• Keep themselves safe.
• Report inappropriate behaviour or risky situations for youth members.
• Play fairly and be trustworthy.
• Respect officials and accept decisions.
• Show appropriate loyalty and be gracious in defeat.
• Challenge or report the bullying of your peers.
• Respect opponents.
• Not cheat or be violent/aggressive.
• Not use violence.
• Make your club a fun place to be.

CHILDREN/YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO:

• Be safe and happy in their chosen activity.
• Be listened to.
• Be respected and treated fairly.
• Privacy.
• Enjoy your sport in a protective environment.
• Be referred to professional help if needed.
• Be protected from abuse by other member or outside sources.
• Participate on an equal basis, appropriate to their ability.
• Experience competition and the desire to win.
• Be believed.
• Ask for help.

Any misdemeanours and general misbehaviour will be addressed by the immediate coach using a “3 STRIKES” system and reported verbally to the designated person/Welfare Officer.

STRIKE 1 – Verbally addressed on the spot to individual only.

STRIKE 2 – Verbally addressed on the spot, warning issued that the individual may be removed from the session if the behaviour does not improve & Parents/Guardians informed as soon as possible.

STRIKE 3 – Individual is removed from the session.

Parents will be informed of any action at the end of the session, unless “STRIKE 2” is issued.

Persistent misbehaviour will result in dismissal from the club/sport. Dismissals can be appealed by the coach/volunteer with final decisions taken by the club depending on the disciplinary procedures within the sport.