Code of Conduct
Monifieth Triathlon 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 Debbie Fenney (Welfare Officer).
As a member of M3 all members are expected to abide by the following code of conduct:
All members must race within the rules of the sport and respect 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 agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late.
Members must wear suitable kit for training and events, as agreed with the coach/team manager. Wearing a cycle helmet is compulsory and if the swim is in open water, a wetsuit is also compulsory. We strongly recommend high visibility clothing for running and cycling and warm clothing for outdoor, winter training.
Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
Parents of children within the club must abide by the following:
Treat everyone equally and with respect, and not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, ethnic origin, religion, pregnancy or maternity, marital status, sexual orientation or disability.
Encourage your child to learn the rules of the sport (e.g the British Triathlon Federation’s rules and/or the ITF rules, as appropriate to their competition level) and compete within them.
Publicly accept official judgments.
Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials.
Set a good example by applauding good performance and fair play, whether by your child or by another.
Help your child to recognise good performance and not just results, to avoid undue disappointment.
Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistake.
Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport.
Use correct and proper language at all times.
Never force your child to take part in sport.
We also have Angela Millar who has qualified as a Child Welfare Protection Officer. If you have any concerns regarding your child while attending M3 sessions or events then please contact Angela here
Our Welfare Officer (Ursula Ryder) is responsible for ensuring the club and its members meet their obligations as far as the above policies and procedures are concerned. These documents can sound and look quite official but in essence, they’re really only there to ensure that the friendly, fair, and welcoming ethos of the club is protected as the membership numbers grow.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding any welfare-related issues please Contact Us.
Attending any session, event, or activity organized or run by the Monifieth Triathlon Club, you give your consent
to be filmed or have your photograph taken. We reserve the right to take photos or videos of the activities we
organize or run.
Furthermore, you give your consent and permission for the Monifieth Triathlon Club and our representatives to
use these items of media for any reasonable purpose, including advertising our organization or promoting our
activities or objectives. To be able to continue activities, we need to be able to promote that we are running them, and digital media is an important part of this.
Consent and under-18s
A parent or guardian must give written consent and permission for digital media of an under-18 to be used.
If an under-18 is present at an activity primarily for adults, at which the photographer may reasonably expect to be able to take photos or videos of adults engaging in the activity, then the photographer may record these photos and/or videos even if under-18s are present. However, before uploading such media anywhere, or using it for any purpose, consent, and permission must be sought from the parent or guardian, as stated above.
Requesting that an image be removed
If you would like to have a photo or video of you removed from any of our online or print media, please inform us in writing by email email@example.com and we will do our best to facilitate your wish. For example, in a situation where an unflattering photograph appears online after a training session where photographs were taken, it is quite reasonable to ask that that photo be taken down, and we will be happy to comply with such a request.