WELFARE & WELLBEING

Our ethos
Ful-on Tri Triathlon Club is committed to the welfare and wellbeing of its members and aims to be a welcoming, inclusive club which makes triathlon accessible to all, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or ability.

All of our coaches are qualified under Triathlon England or a corresponding sporting body (e.g. British Cycling or Amateur Swimming Association) and our training sessions are open to all abilities. However, to take part in our swim sessions you should be able to swim front crawl continuously for 400m and for the group bike rides you should be able to comfortably complete 4 laps of Richmond Park within 2 hours.

If you have any concerns
The club is run entirely by volunteers so all members are strongly encouraged to take a proactive role in respect of any welfare-related matters as well as providing support and encouragement to other club members in their training and racing. You can contact the Club Welfare Officer (the Director of Coaching), Chairman or Coaching Coordinator in confidence with any concerns. Welfare-related issues include: bullying, racism, sexism, discrimination of any kind, inappropriate sexual attention.

YOUR CONDUCT

To ensure a safe environment for all club members to train and socialise, and to project a positive image of the club to the general public, all members are asked to abide by the Code of Conduct. Here are some of the key points:

By joining the club you agree to:

  • not bring the club into disrepute
  • abide by the British Triathlon rules
  • report to the coach leading your session any known medical conditions that may affect your ability to participate in any club activity
  • avoid any actions that may endanger other club members and to make a coach aware of any actions that might be endangering another club member
  • following the directions of the session coach
  • be courteous at all times to pedestrians and other road and path users
  • obey the Highway Code and respect the rules of the public highways and footpaths
  • wear suitable clothing and protection for each of the club training sessions e.g. helmets are compulsory when riding a bike, bright coloured hats when swimming in open water and reflective clothing at night
  • obey all rules of any event in which you are competing
  • behave in a sportsman-like way to other competitors, and accept the decisions of race officials and referees.
  • violation of these rules could result in expulsion from the club.