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Coaches and Volunteers Code of Conduct

We massively value the contribution coaches and volunteers make to the club.


  • Coaches with CUCC must follow the BCU Code of conduct for coaches.
  • All coaches with CUCC are volunteers unless a written agreement exists as a contract of employment or engagment to provide a service.


The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below.

All volunteers must:

  • Consider the well-being and safety of participants before the development of performance.
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with participants, based on mutual trust and respect.

  • Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part.

  • Promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play).

  • Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance.
  • Follow all guidelines laid down by the National Governing Body and the Club.

  • Hold appropriate valid qualifications and insurance cover.

  • Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward.

  • Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibited substances.

  • Encourage and guide participants to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.

  • Encourage participants to value their performances and not just results.


  • Qualified Coaches should maintain BCU (CE/CANI/SCA) membeship.
  • Further details on Insurance in the club are here.

CUCC Policies Page

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