Code of Conduct Volunteers and Officials

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

  • Consider the wellbeing and safety of participants before the development of performance.
  • Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part.
  • Promote the positive aspects of the sport.
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with athletes, coaches, members of the Club Management
  • Committee and Club Regatta committee, based on mutual trust and respect.
  • Follow all guidelines laid down by the national governing body, British Rowing, as advised by the Club President, Captain, Safety Officer and Welfare Officer.
  • Adhere to all rules and byelaws as laid down in the Rules, Constitution and Bye-Laws of Exeter Rowing Club.
  • Liaise with the Club’s Welfare Officer to ensure that Criminal Record Bureau checks have been completed.
  • Liaise with the Club’s Safety Advisor to ensure that appropriate qualifications and insurance cover are held (e.g. RYA 2 for launch drivers).
  • Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance.
  • Promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play).
  • Encourage participants to value their performance, not just results.
  • Encourage and guide participants to accept responsibility for their own performance and behavior.
  • Never condone rule violations, foul play or the use of prohibitive substances.
  • Never exert undue influence over coaches to obtain personal benefit or preferential treatment for family members.