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UKA Statement – Behavioural Codes of Conduct for the Sport

2nd February 2022

UK Athletics and the Home Country Athletics Federations through a joint collaborative approach to wider welfare matters are fully committed to the behavioural codes of conduct for the sport.

Bullying, harassment and abuse whether undertaken in person or through digital means such as private and direct messaging or through social media are completely unacceptable. The act of targeting any individuals with abuse or poor behaviours via any message boards, chat forums and other online platforms will not be tolerated and will be fully investigated.

Individuals who are subject to these forms of harassment and abuse are encouraged to come forward and report these issues.

To report any matters relating to online/cyber bullying individuals can contact , their respective Home Country Athletics Federation welfare contact or a club welfare officer.

Notice of AGM

The Annual General Meeting for 2022 will take place on:

Saturday 19th February at 7:00pm

Venue: Bowls Club

All members are invited to attend the meeting at which there will be:

  • Reports from the Chair and Treasurer on the progress of the club in 2020/21
  • Elections of the Management Committee for 2022

After the formal meeting there will be an open forum for members to put forward their views and ideas on a range of issues to help guide your Committee in planning the way forward in 2022 and beyond.

The issues include:

  • Communications
  • The training calendar
  • Races and events
  • What do members want from the club?

**Expressions of interest in joining the Committee and any other business relating to the club has been extended to Friday 11th February**

Stewy Bell
Club Secretary

New Club Facebook Page

As you might be aware as was discussed last week the club have created a new Facebook page in order to be more marketable to a more full audience. Please can you like/follow the page and click the settings button (three dots “…”) click follow options and enable post notifications so you have less chances to miss anything.

We will be keeping the old Facebook groups live for a few weeks so that the current posts that have timely relevant information can still be accessed and the conservation of 10 years of photos (for better or worse) can occur.

Otherwise have fun and this should make life simpler

Any queries/suggestions regarding the new page or anything social media to Jordan Bell.

Notice of club meeting!

Wednesday 17th November at Blackhill Bowls Club 7pm.

Now that most of us have been able to enter some races and restrictions have been lifted, we want to look at what we can do to move the club forward for 2022 and beyond. We want everyone to share their ideas on what they want from the club and what they can do to help.

We’ve arranged a meeting on the 17th of November at 7PM, for you to come and share your thoughts and ideas, as well as having a drink!

Before coming along, it would be great if you could do a couple of things. 

  1. Please confirm your email address is correct, we need that, or we can’t send anything to you because of GDPR rules.
  2. And most importantly, let us know if you have any questions or ideas about what the club should be doing. 

We want your thoughts on things like,

  • What kind of training nights do you want? E.g., Structured training sessions, long Sunday runs?
    • Where do we want to meet? 
    • Do you want to take part in team events? E.g., Harrier League Cross Country, Relays etc?
    • What races do you want to arrange trips to? E.g., Blyth Sands 5th December.
    • What do you think we should do about membership fees? It was £15 this year which covered the England Athletics fee.
    • Or anything else you want to talk about.

As well as your ideas, please let us know what you are able and willing to do to help arrange all of this. The club is for all members, and everyone can make a contribution.  

Please let us have your thoughts before the 10th of November, that should give us enough time to collate them all and to prepare some further ideas etc. If you can’t make that evening, we still want to read what you have to suggest. 

Look forward to seeing as many people as possible on the evening.

Stewy Bell

 Club Secretary

Headtorch Runs!

DATES FOR THE DIARY!! 🔦🏃‍♀️🔦🏃‍♂️

12th November 6:30pm

Hamsterley Forest Headtorch run led by club member Rachel Edmunds.  6 Miles in total.
Meeting at the main car park in Hamsterley Forest ( car park near the toilet block) 
Refreshments back in Wolsingham at the Black Bull Pub.🍻🍻

26th November 6:30pm

Beamish Run – more details to follow closer to the time.

For further information speak to James Newton.