- The safety and welfare of self and others is to be the prime consideration of every member.
- Respect all members regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural background, religion, political persuasion or ability.
- Take care of all property belonging to the club or club members.
- Treat other club members with respect at all times.
- Control tempers and avoid behaviour which may affect or upset others.
- Co-operate with, and follow the directions given by, your coach or club officials.
Coaches, Leaders and Helpers
- Follow the British Canoeing Coaching Code of Ethics and club policies and procedures.
- Consider the wellbeing and safety of paddlers before the development of performance.
- Develop an appropriate working relationship with paddlers, based on mutual trust and respect.
- Be positive, approachable and focused on building paddlers confidence and ability.
- Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part.
- Display consistently high standards of personal behaviour and appearance.
- Hold the appropriate, up-to-date qualifications and insurance.
- Encourage paddlers to value their performance and not just results.
- Never condone the use of prohibited substances.
- Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy Paddlesport.
- Ensure you are available if your child (12-18) is at a club session without a parent or guardian present and be punctual when collecting them.
- Co-operate with, and listen to, coaches or club officials.
- Inform the Duty Coach at each session of any special requirements your child may have.
- Provide the Club (Head Coach, Welfare Officer or Chair) with written details of any relevant medical conditions that Coaches need to know about.
- Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
- Display consistently high standards of personal behaviour
- Don’t force your child to take part in sport.
Violation of the club code of conduct may result in suspension and /or expulsion from the club.