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Dec 12, 2015

Membership

Members enjoy discounted fees for club activities and races, so why not join Cerist Triathlon Club? New members welcome! Membership runs from January to December, but you can join at any time.

Membership Fees for 2016:

Adult £15; Junior £5; Family £30 (family membership can include a maximum of two adults and three children)

Membership Application Form

Please download and fill in the application form before handing back with the correct fees. Please also read the Cerist Codes of Conduct below, and the documents listed as applicable.

Cerist Committee

Club Rules

Swim Responsibility Statement

BTF Code of Ethics

BTF Equality and Diversity Policy

BTF Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy

BTF Coaches Code of Ethics and Conduct

 

The Club

Cerist Triathlon Club aims to provide quality coaching for adults and young people (5-16) in a safe and friendly environment.  The Club is affiliated with the British Triathlon Federation (BTF) and Welsh Triathlon, and has adopted their rules and codes of conduct – all Cerist members agree to abide by these rules as well as the Club rules and codes of conduct [see below]. Whilst all Club activities are carefully risk assessed, members understand that in sport there is always potential for injury, and take part at their own risk. Information disclosed here is solely for the use of Cerist Triathlon Club and will not be passed to other parties.  Relevant medical conditions, e.g., asthma or diabetes, must be disclosed. For junior members, a parent/guardian must be contactable during training sessions or races if not present, but must attend the entire session if the child is aged 8 or under.

Membership of Cerist Triathlon Club will allow concessions on club activities, e.g. discounted fees for training sessions or club races. If you intend to take part in triathlon events, then we strongly recommend that you join Welsh Triathlon (at a discounted rate as an affiliated club member) in order to benefit from their insurance cover etc. See www.welshtriathlon.org for details.

Code of Conduct for Adult Club Members

Cerist Triathlon Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing 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 the club Welfare Officer, Christine Hamilton, or the Junior Welfare Officer, Shoned Rees.

As a member of Cerist Triathlon Club you are expected to abide by the following member’s code of conduct.

All members must:

  • Participate within the rules and respect officials and their decisions
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age,  gender, ability, cultural background or religion
  • Keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach if they are going to be late.
  • Support and encourage good practice and correct actions at all times
  • Wear suitable kit for training sessions, as agreed with the coach
  • Pay any fees for training or events promptly
  • NOT use foul and abusive language during club activities
  • NOT smoke at club activities or whilst representing the club at competitions
  • NOT consume alcohol or drugs of any kind during club activities or whilst representing the club

Members are encouraged to communicate with coaches and all other club members

Cerist Junior Member Code of Conduct

Cerist Triathlon Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members.  The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, parents and administrators associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and be encouraged to be open, sharing any concern or complaints that they have about any aspect of the club with coaches or the Club Welfare Officer.

As a member of Cerist Juniors you are expected to abide by the following club rules:

All junior members MUST

  • Keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform the coaches if they are going to be late
  • Pay any fees for training or events promptly
  • Register before every session
  • Wear suitable kit, for training and events, as agreed with the coaches
  • Wear an approved cycle helmet during cycle training sessions (ANSI Z90.4, SNELL B90, EN1078 or equivalent national standard).  In the event of you not having a helmet you will NOT be able to partake in the session.
  • Play, train and compete within the rules and respect opponents and officials and their decisions
  • Display high standards of behaviour during training and events
  • Behave in a friendly, sensible and appropriate manner to other junior members, parents, coaches and visitors to the club and other that they may come into contact with while representing the club
  • Help and support other members of the club in so far as possible
  • Not leave a training session without first informing the coaches
  • Advise the coaches immediately if they feel unwell

Junior members are not allowed to smoke or consume alcohol or drugs whilst attending training sessions or representing the club at competitions.

Verbal or physical bullying of any kind will NOT be tolerated by the club; any member involved in this kind of behaviour will be asked to leave the session.

Breaches of the Junior Member Code of Conduct shall be dealt with in the first instance by the Senior Coach.  Any incidents will be reported to the committee through the Junior Welfare Officer and the committee will take further action as deemed necessary.

Cerist Parent & Guardian Code of Conduct

British Triathlon is committed to maintaining the highest possible standards of behaviour and conduct at all Triathlon, Duathlon and related multi-sport events.

The British Triathlon ‘Code of Conduct for Parents’ summarises the essence of good ethical conduct and practice within Triathlon.  This applies not only to parents, but also to guardians, carers, families and spectators alike.

All such individuals have a responsibility to act with integrity, in accordance with the standards set by British Triathlon below.  Any discriminatory, offensive or violent behaviour is unacceptable, and complaints will be acted upon under the procedures of our Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy.

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person, within the context of the Sport
  • Treat everyone equally and sensitively, and do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability
  • Encourage your child to learn the British Triathlon rules and to compete within them
  • Publicly accept officials’ judgements and abide by their instructions, providing they do not contradict the spirit of this code
  • Teach your child to respect the event officials
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results, to avoid undue disappointment
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes
  • Support your child’s involvement , and help them to enjoy their sport
  • Remember that the aim of the Sport is for the children to have fun, improve and feel good
  • Set a good example by applauding all good performance,  whether by your child or by another
  • Use correct and proper language at all times
  • Remember that young people learn best by example
  • Recognise the value and importance of volunteers, coaches, referees and event organisers – it is their time and dedication that keeps the Sport alive
  • Young people are involved in organised sport for their enjoyment not yours – do not force your child to take part