Codes of Conduct

Loughborough Boat Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well being of all its members. The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with the applicable committee members and officers.

Please see a full list of the current LBC club positions by clicking here.

Contact can be made with any of the Committee through the LBC website by clicking here.

We kindly ask that all contact is kept through the LBC contact form so that a record of any issues or queries can be recorded that would otherwise be missed if Committee members are contacted directly through their personal email addresses.

As a member or junior parent of Loughborough Boat Club, you are expected to abide by the following:

Junior Members – code of conduct:

  • Play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of other members, visitors, event officials and fellow competitors and not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, race, colour, ethnic background, nationality, religion or belief.
  • Keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late.
  • Wear suitable kit for the conditions  for training and match sessions, as recommended by the coach/team manager.
  • Pay any fees for training or events promptly.
  • Junior members must never smoke on club premises or whilst representing the club at competitions.
  • Junior members must never consume or be under the influence of alcohol or drugs of any kind whilst on the club premises or when representing the club.

Parents/Carers – code of conduct:

  • Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them.
  • Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials.
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
  • Never force your child to take part in sport.
  • Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding good performances of all.
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
  • Publicly accept officials’ judgements.
  • Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport.
  • Use correct and proper language at all times.
  • Encourage and guide performers to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.

Club Coaches Officials/Volunteers – code of conduct:

  • Consider the well being and safety of participants before the development of performance.
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with participants, based on mutual trust and respect.
  • Establish a supportive, environment for the purpose of healthy competition, skill development, fun and achievement.
  • Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part.
  • Promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play and regard for others).
  • Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance.
  • Use correct and proper language at all times.
  • Inform parents/carers of changes to training times and provide information regarding travel and competition.
  • Follow the guidelines and procedures laid down by British Rowing relating to Water Safety and Child Protection

Senior Members – code of conduct:

  • Consider the safety and welfare of fellow members, parents and others associated with the clubs activities.
  • Respect the decisions of others concerned about starting, continuing training or competing in heightened risk situations.
  • Conduct yourself in a manner that will not cause embarrassment or offence to others, either through your actions or inappropriate language, or cause the club to be brought into disrepute.
  • Keep to agreed timings and where possible give advance notice where these cannot be met.
  • Act in a sportsmanlike manner both in training and in competition and respect the decisions of officials of the club, competitions and events.
  • Always acquaint yourself with the instructions and safety information before competing at an event.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of other members, visitors, event officials and fellow competitors and not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, race, colour, ethnic background, nationality, religion or belief.
  • Endeavour to set a good example to the junior members of the club in following the club rules, treating all equipment with care, keeping the club rooms, kitchen, fitness room and boat house clean and tidy, reporting damage and incidents immediately and showing a willingness to help.
  • Pay any fees for training, travel, competitions or social activities promptly.
  • Never bring, use or be under the influence of banned substances on the club premises or when representing the club.