Code of Conduct for Junior Members

As a member of Greenwich Tritons Junior section you are expected to:

  • - Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all fellow triathletes, officials and volunteers at all times.
  • Treat everyone equally regardless of age, sex, ethnic origin, religion, political persuasion, sexual orientation or physical disability.
  • Consider the well being and safety of other participants.
  • Adhere to the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play).
  • Display high standards of behaviour and appearance.
  • Follow all guidelines laid down by Greenwich Tritons and British Triathlon.
  • Never condone rule violations, or rough play,
  • Never use prohibited substances.
  • Value your own quality of performance and not just results.

Code of Conduct for Parents, Guardians and Carers

British Triathlon and Greenwich Tritons are committed to maintaining the highest possible standards of behaviour and conduct at all triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon events.

British Triathlon’s 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 out below. Any discriminatory, offensive and violent behaviour is unacceptable and complaints will be acted upon under the procedures of our Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy.

As a parent or carer of a junior member you are expected to:

  • 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, political persuasion, sexual orientation or disability.
  • Encourage your child to learn the British Triathlon rules and 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 coaches and event officials.
  • Display high standards of behaviour and respect for other triathletes, club coaches and race/event officials.
  • Follow all guidelines laid down by Greenwich Tritons and British Triathlon.
  • Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibited substances.
  • 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 about themselves.
  • 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 or volunteers, coaches, referees and event organisers – it’s their time and dedication that keeps the sport alive.
  • Never force your child to take part. Young people are involved in organised sport for their enjoyment – not yours.