Participants Code of Conduct

So that all members of CUCC have a safe and enjoyable time participating in club activities we have a few guidelines we expect everyone to follow.

Cambridge Unviersity Canoe Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its members, ensuring a positive and enjoyable experience for all. The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, and administrators 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 President.

As a member of CUCC, you are expected to abide by the following code of practice:

  • Kayaking is an assumed risk sport. All members must read and follow the club safety policy and Risk Assessment.
  • 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.
  • Members should recognise the valuable contribution made by coaches and officials who are usually volunteers. They give their time and resources to provide canoeing for you.
  • All members must respect officials and publicly accept their decisions.
  • All members should be a positive role model, treat other players and officials with the same level of respect you would expect to be shown to you.
  • Use correct and proper language at all times.
  • Members are not allowed to smoke, consume alcohol or drugs on club premises or whilst representing the club.
  • Members must be suitably equipped for activities (CUCC can provide most of the kit you need) to the satisfaction of the session leaders.
  • Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
  • Bullying of any sort will not be tolerated. Encourage everyone to enjoy sport and understand that people have different motivations for taking part.
  • We have a few other common sense policies that you might need to be familiar as you get more involved in CUCC ( Socials, Data Protection, Coaching Code of Conduct ).

Now that you've joined up and agreed to our code of conduct we're looking forward to seeing you out on the water. Check out the Calender or watch out for the weekly email to find the next activity to get involved in. Or don't hesitate to contact the committee.

CUCC Policies Page

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