Stafford Harriers is a member of England Athletics and as such, we abide by all their rules.
In addition, we have the following
Club Constitution can be found here
Privacy and Data Protection Policy can be found here
Health and Safety Policy
England Athletics UK
This section contains information for UK Athletics’ policies covering a number of areas including:
- Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Process (formerly CRB)
- Disclosure of Information
- Recruitment of Ex-offenders
- Use of Photographic & Video Images of Children/Young People under the age of 18
- Government Sports Charter against homophobia and transphobia
These are the latest UKA policies & conditions:
- UKA Whistle Blowing Policy – External (December 2022)
- UKA Disciplinary Rules and Procedures (March 2023)
- Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal Rules and Procedures (March 2023)
- Officials Licence Terms and Conditions Code of Conduct (March 2023)
- Coach Licence Terms and Conditions & Code of Conduct (March 2023)
- UKA Equality Diversity Inclusion Policy (2021)
- Transgender Eligibility in Athletics in the United Kingdom Principle Statement (31 March 2023)
- UKA Complaints Procedure (2020)
- Engaging Volunteers Policy (2018)
2023 Anti-Doping procedures
England Athletics has produced a video relating to UK Anti-Doping procedures to answer the frequently asked questions, including the reasons for the change and this can be found here:
In summary, the points that impact on competition providers and clubs are as follows:
- The plan affects all licensed competitions held in the UK (track & field, indoor, cross country, road, multi-terrain etc), but will exclude an in-house fun type of events
- The England Athletics registration portal will be updated to reflect the UK Athletics Anti-Doping rules. Further details on what that will look like will be disseminated to clubs in due course. The Rules can be found here: http://www.uka.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/210507-UKA-AD-Rules-3-combined-final.pdf
- League events – as all athletes must be registered with England Athletics to compete, the previous point above means that no further action need to be taken for scoring athletes. Any non-member guest or non-scoring competitors are required to agree to the statement. On the day, the statement could be on the top of a competitor entry list and include a place for the athlete/parent/carer to sign.
- All organisers of championship/open/school events must include a statement on entry forms so an athlete is aware that by entering a competition they are agreeing to the UK Athletics Anti-Doping policy and WADA codes – this can be done by tick box for online entries. For on-the-day entries, this could again be at the top of an entry list and include a place for the athlete/parent/carer to sign.
The wording that all competing athletes must agree to is as follows:
All entrants shall be deemed to have made him/herself/themselves familiar with and agreed to be bound by the UKA Anti-Doping Rules and to submit to the authority of UK Anti-Doping in the application and enforcement of the Anti-Doping Rules.
The UKA Anti-Doping Rules apply to entrants participating in the sport of Athletics, for 12 months from the [date of entry], whether or not the entrant is a citizen of, or resident in, the UK.