Club Member’s Code of Conduct: 

As a responsible athlete and member of the Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers Club, I will:

  • Abide by the UKA and the HCAF (Home Country Athletics Federations) Child Safeguarding Policy and Child Safeguarding Procedures.
  • Abide by the UKA and the HCAF Adult Safeguarding Policy and Adult Safeguarding Procedures.
  • Respect the rights of every club member, coach, others involved in the training and treat everyone equitably.
  • Uphold the same sporting values away from sport as I do when I am engaged in athletics.
  • Participate within the rules of the sport, respect decisions of coaches and officials, and demonstrate respect towards fellow club members.
  • Consistently promote positive aspects of Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers Club and never condone bullying and abuse of any type.
  • Act with dignity and display courtesy and good manners towards others do not undermine, put down or belittle other club members and coaches.
  • Avoid swearing and abusive language whilst in training session venues, at club functions and events, or when as part of a team representing Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers.
  • Challenge and report inappropriate behaviour and language by others towards other Club members.
  • Not to misuse or abuse sporting equipment and venues.
  • Act ethically, professionally and with integrity, and take responsibility for your actions.


I understand that if I do not follow the code, action can be taken by my club and I may:

  • Be asked to apologise for my behaviour
  • Receive a verbal or written warning from the Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers Club committee  
  • Be suspended from attending club training sessions and representing Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers in any Club championship races.
  • Be suspended from Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers.
  • Be required to leave Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers.