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Players and members Code of Conduct

Bristol Academy Table Tennis 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 Nick Davidson, Club Secretary. 

As a member of Bristol Academy Table Tennis Club, you are expected to abide by the following code of practice:

  • All members must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions.

  • Always do your best in every situation and set a positive example to others

  • Encourage and support your fellow team/squad members at all times without behaving in an unsporting manner towards their opponent.

  • All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background, religious beliefs or sexual identity.

  • Bullying (verbal and physical) of fellow team/squad members or opponents will not be tolerated under any circumstances and this includes the use of social media and texting

  • Players should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late.

  • Players should be responsible for ensuring that they arrive with all their correct kit and equipment and must be responsible for their own belongings.  

  • No player should take or in any way interfere with another person’s property or belongings

  • Members must wear suitable kit, as agreed with the coach/team manager.

  • Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly.

  • Members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or whilst representing the club at competitions.

  • Members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the club premises or whilst representing the club.

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