Code of Conduct for Coaches, Volunteers & Officials

The following is the Code of Conduct that Exeter Rowing Club experts to be adhered to by all 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 Officer 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 behaviour.
• 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.