The Club has a great reputation in the local community, so we require all our members to uphold the good name of TWTC. All members agree to the constitution and this club conduct as a subscribed member.
Please note that these rules may be amended from time to time at the discretion of the committee. If they occur all changes will be publicised to members by the club secretary.
Every member will be expected to abide by these rules for the whole of the 2019 season.
The Club’s disciplinary procedure will be applied as stated in point No 9 of the club constitution if serious disregard or breaches of these rules is reported to the committee. It may result in the offending member being expelled from the club.
- Members agree not to bring the Club into disrepute.
- Members agree to abide by these rules and the Club’s Code of Conduct (Annex A to these rules) as a condition of membership.
- Members who are part of the Club Committee also agree to abide by the Officials’ Code of Conduct. (Annex B to these rules)
- Members must abide by the club rules and those of the British Triathlon Federation / Triathlon England.
Training (club organised activities)
- Rules governing Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre swimming pool, any other swimming pool used by the club and any open water venues must be adhered to.
- In open water, members must make themselves aware of all specific dangers relating to the chosen location. Members must take their own appropriate safety precautions, and ensure reasonable safety cover is in place on site.
- Members must not swim in prohibited area.
- Members must wear helmets when cycling. Helmets must meet the following safety standards: ANSI Z90.4, SNELL B90, EN 1078.
- Other appropriate cycling equipment such as a decent repair kit and cycling garments adapted to the weather conditions must be used.
- Riders’ bicycles must be roadworthy.
- Members must carry their membership card with the appropriate emergency details of a next of kin otherwise known as ICE (“In Case of Emergency”).
- Members must obey the Highway Code.
- Members must be courteous to other road users and respect their journey.
- Members must have due regard for, and be courteous to, pedestrians, dog walkers and other legitimate users of foot paths, roads and bridleways, and any other users of the land.
- Members must wear roadworthy shoes and appropriate running equipment unless running for charity or at special Christmas events.
- Members must take due care and wear reflective tops and a head torch each when out running on the roads during the hours of darkness.
- As a club member you will be able to access the club’s Facebook closed group and you will be expected to abide by the UK Parliament’s Communication Act 2003
- More specifically, it is expected that a (Closed Group’s) thread’s topic and its development is respected as intended by the person launching it i.e no complete deviation from the topic
- Only topics in the field of triathlon or related multi-sports disciplines must be launched. This also applies to social events.
- Please also keep in mind Rule No1 of the General Rules above when taking part in other social media platforms.
- Members must obey all rules relating to the event they are competing in and compete in a sportsmanlike manner.
- Members are expected to report any discriminatory, offensive or violent behaviour to the event organiser who will ensure that it is properly investigated.
- Members are expected to pass on their triathlon or other related multisports results to the dedicated Press Officer, possibly with a link to the relevant event website for accuracy. One cannot otherwise expect to have one’s results advertised in the Closed Group or in the local press.
- Furthermore, for race results including Club Championships results to be acceptable as TWTC results members need to be fully paid 1st Claim and wearing TWTC colours.
ANNEX A – CODE OF CONDUCT FOR CLUB MEMBERS
TUNBRIDGE WELLS TRIATHLON CLUB is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members. The club believes it is important that anyone 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 any member of the Club Committee.
As a member of Tunbridge Wells Triathlon Club you are expected to abide by the following Members’ Code of Conduct:
- All members must operate within the rules and respect other members, coaches and club officials. Club and race officials and their decisions.
- All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
- Members should keep to the agreed timings for training sessions.
- Members must support and encourage good practice and correct actions at all times.
- Members must wear suitable kit for training sessions as stipulated in the General Rules.
- Members are expected to pay the amount of money due – if any is – before the start of a session.
- Members are not allowed to use drugs or illegal performance enhancing substances of any kind whilst representing the club.
- Members are encouraged to engage in free and open communication with all other members.
ANNEX B – CODE OF CONDUCT for CLUB OFFICIALS
As well as abiding by the Members’ Code of Conduct, Club Officials – otherwise referred to as Committee Members – must abide by the Officials’ Code of Conduct :
- Respect and ensure the rights, dignity, worth, involvement and safety of all members when taking part in club activitie.
- Provide equal opportunity to everyone, regardless of age, sex, ethnic origin, religion, political persuasion, sexual orientation or physical disability.
- Consider the wellbeing and safety of participants over performance.
- Develop an appropriate working relationship with all members based on mutual trust and respect.
- Make sure all proposed activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part.
- Promote the positive aspects of triathlon and all its related multi-sports formats.
- Display consistently high standards of behaviour and discipline.
- Follow all guidelines laid down by the British Triathlon Federation and Triathlon England.