Code of Conduct for Young People

As a member of the Colchester Rovers CC you are expected to abide by the following code…

• To allow you to prepare properly arrive for training and competition in good time.
• Wear suitable kit (including a helmet) and clothing for all cycling activity sessions, as agreed with the coach.
• Maintain good working condition of your equipment so that it is safe for yourself and does not represent a hazard to others.
• Warm up and cool down properly on all occasions.
• Play within the rules and respect officials and all their decisions.
• Be a good sport by applauding all good performances, whether they are made by your club or the opposition.
• Control your temper. Verbal or written abuse of coaches, officials and other riders, or deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted behaviour.
• Use correct and proper language at all times. This also applies to the use of social media and the internet. Cyber-bullying is not acceptable.
• Treat all participants in cycling as you’d like to be treated yourself. No bullying or taking unfair advantage of any other participant.
• Work equally hard for yourself and your club. Remember, your club will benefit, and so will you.
• Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, disability, cultural background or religion.
• Pay any fees promptly.
• Abide by the rule that junior and youth members are not allowed to smoke or consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on CRCC premises or whilst representing the club.
• Cooperate with your coach, club-mates, officials and opponents. Remember, without them there would be no competition.
• Thank coaches after training, officials and opponents after competition.
• Act as an ambassador of CRCC at all times. Our reputation is important to us all.

If you do not abide by this code of conduct you can be asked to leave the coaching session or in extreme
cases the club.

If you feel that you have been a victim of bullying or unsportsmanlike conduct you may talk to the coach or
confidentially speak to the club Welfare Officer.