GTC CODE OF CONDUCT

Glenrothes Triathlon Club is committed to making Triathlon accessible to everyone over the age of 16, gender or athletic ability.  This code sets out what our club will try and do for you and what you can do for the club. The club and its representatives will endeavour to;

  • Commit to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members
  • Ensure activities are safe, inclusive, legal and fair meeting good practice guidelines
  • Provide a range of training and development opportunities for all abilities
  • Encourage members to be open at all times and share any concerns or complaints that they may have with the Club Welfare Officer
  • Provide opportunities for members to influence the club’s organisation and contribute to the running of the Club

All Members shall:

  • Abide by the Club Constitution and Code of Conduct laid down by Glenrothes Triathlon Club
  • Respect all participants regardless of their age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural background, religion or athletic ability
  • Support and encourage good sporting practice by abiding by rules, respecting coaches, referees or officials’ decisions
  • Encourage and commend fellow members in their training, competition and participation
  • Communicate openly and freely with club coaches and committee members
  • Be expected to contribute to the running of events which generate income and maintain low Membership fees for the club
  • All Member must compete within the rules and instructions laid down by the club, Triathlon Scotland, British Triathlon Federation (BTF), International Triathlon Union (ITU) and respect officials and their decisions
  • Members must behave in a manner appropriate to the sport

 

CLUB RULES

By joining the Club you agree to:

  • Not bring the club into disrepute
  • Abide by the British Triathlon rules and Code of Conduct
  • Avoid any actions that may endanger other club Members
  • Be courteous at all times to pedestrians and other road and path users
  • Obey the Highway Code and respect the rules of the public highways and footpaths
  • Wear suitable clothing and protection for each club training session – eg helmets on a bike, brightly coloured hat for open water swimming, reflective clothing at night
  • Pay membership fees before you take part in training and events
  • Not consume non medication drugs at any kind of venue whilst representing the Club

 

ONLINE CODE OF CONDUCT

Any communications made by Members through Glenrothes Triathlon Club Social Media should not: 

  1. Bring the sport, club or it’s Members into disrepute, for example, by:
  • making defamatory comments about individuals, the Club, or other organisations
  • posting images that are inappropriate or links to inappropriate content;
  • be seen to support (for example by ‘liking’ on Facebook or retweeting on Twitter) a comment or post that would fall into any of the above categories (retweeting a comment may be intended only to make people aware of it, but this is often construed as showing support for the statement retweeted. So don’t retweet any comment which you wouldn’t own as yours)
  1. Breach confidentiality, for example by:
  • giving away information about an individual (such as an athlete, club member or fellow volunteer) or organisation that is confidential
  • revealing information held by a club, individual or organisation in the sport where there would be reasonable expectation of confidentiality.
  1. Do anything that could be considered discriminatory against, or bullying or harassment of, any individual, for example by:
  • making offensive or derogatory comments relating to gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age;
  • posting images that are discriminatory or offensive.
  1.  No comment should ever be made about an individual or subject that:
  • exposes someone to hatred, ridicule or contempt
  • causes them to be shunned or avoided
  • disparages them in their office, profession or trade
  1. Make misrepresentations relating to Glenrothes Triathlon Club

Social Media can be used in a positive way, for example, to make people aware of events, activities or work that you are involved in within the sport and to make positive statements about the successes and activities of athletes, coaches, clubs, volunteers and officials.

Social Media may be used to raise awareness of work done by organisations you are involved in, or to answer queries people may have about the availability of support, information or services.

Social Media provides an avenue for quick updates on training, events and developments within the Club.

 

CRITERIA FOR CLUB FUNDING

The Committee have a responsibility to ensure that Club funds are spent sensibly and on things that will benefit the Club and it’s 90+ Members.

  1. Funding will be considered on a case by case basis.
  2. If funding is for Training/Development Courses, Members should also explore other funding options and apply for grants from external sources (Fife Council, Kirkcaldy and Central Sports Council, Sport Scotland etc.). These are readily available and are there for the taking.
  3. If funding is for supporting Members participation in Events, the Event Organiser should present a request for the total amount of funding being requested from Club funds. This will be reviewed by the Committee and a decision will be reached on how much the Club are happy to contribute. This would take into account the level of interest from Members.
  4. If funding is for equipment, services or similar we should obtain quotes and the Committee will make a decision on how to proceed.
  5. If funding is being requested for Social Events, the Event Organiser should present a request to the Committee for the total amount they are seeking from Club funds. Consideration will be given based on the level of interest from Members along with the expectation that they are willing to part fund themselves. The Committee will review and make a decision.
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