What we expect from all members


  • Abide by the Club Constitution
  • Compete within the rules and show courtesy and respect for officials and their decisions.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person, be they adult or child, treating everyone equally within the context of the sport, regardless of ability, gender, religion, age or sexual orientation.
  • Respect the spirit of the sport, by providing encouragement and support to other club members and by volunteering at club events and races.
  • Promote the positive aspects of the sport and never display or condone the use of
    inappropriate or abusive language, inappropriate relationships, bullying, harassment,
    discrimination or physical violence, or conduct that may be construed as unethical.
  • Accept responsibility for their own behaviour and encourage all members and parents of junior members, to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and conduct.
  • Ensure all concerns of a child safeguarding nature are referred to an appropriate
    authority in accordance with “BTF Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy”. See Celtic Tri Club Welfare Officer.
  • Conduct themselves in a manner that takes all reasonable measures to protect their own safety and the safety of others.
  • Promote the good reputation of the club and never behave or condone others to
    behave in a manner that is liable to bring the club or the sport into disrepute.

What we expect from parents/carers

Please ensure that

  • Coaches are notified of any new health concerns or injuries.
  • Children with asthma carry an inhaler at all sessions.
  • Children bring a drink to all sessions (preferably with their name on the bottle).
  • Children use the toilet BEFORE the session starts.
  • There is a nominated adult in attendance at sessions to take responsibility for your child (in the case of the child needing the toilet, being taken ill, or injured) and that your child is aware of who is responsible for them.
  • Children attending sessions intend to fully participate and do not disrupt sessions.
  • Coaches are made aware of any specific goals that your child has for the forthcoming season.
  • Your child respects the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background, religious beliefs or sexuality.
  • You recognise good performance from your child and not just results.
  • You support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy Triathlon.
  • Your child checks with one of Celtic Tri Coaches before inviting friends along to sessions – we are getting very close to capacity for athletes between the ages of 8 and 11.


Junior Athlete Expectations

Children should:

  • Be polite and respect fellow athletes, coaches and other officials.
  • Listen to coaches/race marshals and follow their instructions.
  • Be on time for sessions/races and wear appropriate clothing.
  • Want to participate in the sessions and be prepared to complete all activities.
  • Speak to coaches about their training and the races that that they wish to take part in and any personal goals that they may have.


Coaches Code of Conduct

Celtic Tri aims to be a centre of excellent coaching in support of our members. The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below.

All Celtic Tri club coaches are expected to adhere to the following guidelines:


  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all athletes, other coaches, 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 safety and wellbeing of participants before the development of performance.
  • Be mindful of our athletes’ safety and wellbeing, making proper use of risk assessments, Health & Safety Guidelines and our duty of care.
  • Ensure our sessions are well organised, resourced and start and finish on time.
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with athletes based on mutual trust and respect.
  • Make sure all activities are appropriate for the age, ability and experience of those participating.
  • Promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play)
  • Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance, and behave in ways that bring credit to the club and our sport.
  • Follow all guidelines laid down by British Triathlon and Celtic Tri.
  • Hold the appropriate, valid qualifications and insurance cover.
  • Strive to keep our knowledge and coaching methods up to date with current practice.
  • Seek feedback from our members and each other and be ready to adapt our sessions appropriately.
  • Never exert undue influence over athletes in order to obtain personal benefit or reward.
  • Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibited substances.
  • Encourage athletes to value their performance and not just results.