Codes of Conduct

CODE OF PRACTICE –  ARCHERS

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You  have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in Archery.
This Code applies when participating in and administering the sport of archery (which term includes Ambush Archery/Archery Ambush).

    • Observe Expected minimum standards of behaviour and conduct
    • Respect the spirit of fair play in archery and respect the sport
    • Adhere to the Rules of Shooting and the spirit of archery
    • Display and promote high standards of behaviour
    • Promote Fair Play – I won’t cheat, complain or waste time
    • Try Hard to do my best
    • Endeavour to ensure the sport is enjoyable for everyone
    • Accept success and failure, victory or defeat with dignity
    • Be on time for training, competitions and events
    • Respect Locksley archery facilities and equipment
    • Respect the decisions of officials
    • Never engage in or tolerate public criticism of fellow archers, coaches or officials
    • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of my fellow archers o Speak to my fellow archers, coaches, judges and officials with respect
    • Always respect the confidentiality of other archers
    • Treat other people’s data as I would wish them to treat mine
    • Always have the best interests of my fellow archers at heart
    • Endeavour to ensure my own safety and the safety of others
    • Never participate when under the influence of alcohol or drugs
    • lace the well-being, safety and enjoyment of each archer above everything including standards of performance
    • Protect others involved in archery from verbal or physical abuse and threatening or intimidating behaviour
    • Never engage in or tolerate offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour
    • Control  emotions – verbal or physical abuse is not acceptable
    • Never engage in or tolerate bullying, intimidation or harassment, spreading rumours or lies (including where this arises to others)
    • Never use or tolerate the use of social media (e.g. Facebook/Archery Interchange) to engage in bullying, intimidation or harassment
    • Abide by Locksley Club and Archery GB Rules and Policies..

          Young archers (being those under 18 years old) will also be expected to:

    • be on time and be polite
    • listen and respond to my coach
    • welcome new young people
    • tell the coach/ safeguarding office or my parents if I think another young person needs helps
    • Have Self Respect
    • Take responsibility for my actions
    • Never smoke, drink alcohol or take drugs (other than prescription)
    • Never use inappropriate language or gestures
    • Tell someone I trust if the behaviour of others make me feel uncomfortable

By attending a Locksley event, you agree to abide by this Code of Conduct, all Archery GB policies, rules, regulations and procedures.Breaking the Code of Conduct has the consequences set out below

CODE OF PRACTICE/CONDUCT – COACHES, LEADERS, OFFICIALS, COACH ASSISTANTS
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In addition to the other policies set out, Coaches, Leaders, Officials, Coach Assistants and people in similar positions will:

    • Adhere to the Rules of Shooting and the spirit of archery
    • Be impartial, fair and consistent
    • Endeavour to ensure the sport is enjoyable for everyone
    • Be on time for training, competitions and events whenever possible
    • Speak to everyone with respect
    • Always respect the confidentiality of archers and treat other people’s data as I would wish them to treat mine
    • Have an Archery GB (or other accreditor e.g. First Aid) qualification or accreditation appropriate to the nature of the activity and the role being undertaken
    • Ensure that activities carried out by archers are suitable for their age, strength, maturity and the ability of each individual participant
    • Explain exactly what I expect of archers and what they can expect of me
    • Ensure all parents/cares of young archers understand these expectations
    • Have a working knowledge of your facilities (Standard/Emergency Operating procedures, Risk Assessments etc)
    • Promote the reputation of archery and take all possible steps to prevent it from being brought into disrepute
    • Encourage each archer to a accept responsibility for their own behaviour/performance
    • Realise my responsibility as a role model and set a positive example to all those involved in archery
    • Never use my privileged position of authority/trust to exert inappropriate influence over others
    • Always have appropriate boundaries between my position of trust and my friendships
    • Never engage in any inappropriate personal relationships (“inappropriate” – as defined within a position of trust within the Sexual Offences Act)
    • Ensure that I am suitably insured for archery;
    • Protect others involved in archery from verbal or physical abuse and threatening or intimidating behaviour
    • Abide by Archery GB Rules and Policies
    • Take personal responsibility for the proper assessment of risk and for setting out appropriate safety measures.

Code of Conduct for Spectators, Parents and Carers

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We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in Archery in order to promote safety and wellbeing. Whether as a Club Member, or Guest or Spectator, parent, carer or family member you have a big part to play and this code applies to everyone supporting, watching, participating in and administering the sport of archery.

An Expected Minimum Standard of Behaviour and Conduct.

       GENERALLY

  • To place the well-being, safety &  enjoyment of children above everything including standards of performance.
  • Respect the spirit of fair play in archery and promote and display high standards of behaviour.
  • A complete abesence of bullying and intimidation is expected.
  • Recognise effort and good play as well as success.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others (including other spectators, parents, officials, coaches and opponent archers).
  • Respect the decisions of officials and teach young people to do the same. (If there are disputes, there is a process for dealing with these in a civil and proper manner).
  • It is not permitted to engage in or tolerate public criticism of archers, coaches or officials.
  • Remember that children take part for fun and if your behaviour is considered to be co-ersive or to be unduly pressuring, expect to be spoken to and required to amend your behaviour.
    • Avoid criticising an archer for making a mistake – mistakes are part of learning.
    • Never ridicule or admonish a young person for making a mistake or losing a competition.

         A POSITIVE ATTUTUDE TO THE SPORT

  • Let coaches do their job and don’t confuse the archers by telling them what to do.
  • Encourage the archers to respect one another as well as the officials
  • Support all efforts to remove bad or abusive language or unsporting behaviour
  • Be positive and appreciate effort, skill and good performance by all participants, especially effort where people are less skilled or having a bad day.
  • SAFETY  
  • Unless you are an official or archer, you must at all times remain behind the competitors’ area.
  • Protect others involved in archery from verbal or physical abuse and threatening or intimidating behaviour – if you see something suspicious, report it to a coach or child safeguarding offici
  • Endeavour to ensure your own safety and the safety of others
  • Always report existing injuries to the coach/official upon arrival
  • Report injuries arising due to the sport to the coach/official immediately that they happen, however trivial
  • Abide by Club and the Archery GB Rules and Policies including theClub and Archery GB Policy for Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults

          DISAGREEMENTS

  • Encourage people always to settle disagreement amicably and without hostility. Officials are there to help this. If your disagreement is with an official, there are proper processes of appeal.
  • Show an appreciation for volunteer coaches and organisers – their efforts contribute hugely to young people being able to take part
  • Finally ……. Remember we all make mistakes, and will seek to rectify them wherever possible. 

          MANDATORY POLICIES

  • Please ensure you meet the Clubs and ArcheryGB policies, including
    • Equality Policy
    • Anti-Bribery Policy
    • Anti-doping Policy
    • Equality Policy
    • Anti-Drug Policy
  • Remember, you may be subject to Anti-doping and Anti-Drug tests at any time if on the Field of Play and your attendance is you consent to these tests.
  • Anyone found in possession of non-prescription drugs (or permitted standard painkillers) may face a lifetime ban from Locksley events. There are no warnings about this. It is an instant ban.

          BREAKING THE CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Locksley Club events operate under both Locksley Codes of Conduct as well as ArcheryGB Codes of Conduct and by attending the event, whether as participant, spectator, official or otherwise,  you are agreeing to abide by these Codes of Conduct, as well as all Locksley Club and Archery GB policies, rules, regulations and procedures. 
  • Both Locksley Club and Archery GB therefore, have the right to investigate and take disciplinary action, as in line with the respective Disciplinary Policy, Regulations and Procedures, against any alleged breaches of this Code of Conduct or our policies, rules, regulations and procedures, which may bring the sport of Archery (or Archery Ambush) into disrepute.