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PzCC Code of Conduct

Penzance Canoe Club Code of Conduct
It is the policy of Penzance Canoe Club that all paddlers, volunteers, coaches and
parents show respect and understanding for each other and conduct themselves in a
way that reflects the principles of the club. The aim is for all paddlers to improve
performance and have fun.

Everyone involved in the club should abide by the club rules and policies.

Paddlers;
Take care of all property belonging to the club or club members
Treat other club members with respect at all times – on and off the water –treat other paddlers as you would want to be treated yourself
Control tempers and avoid behaviour which may inconvenience or upset others
Co-operate and listen to your coach or club officials
Never be under the influence of drink or drugs during a session, a beer in the bar afterwards is fine

Club officials, coaches and volunteers;
Consider the well being and safety of paddlers before the development of performance
Develop an appropriate working relationship with performers, based on mutual trust and respect
Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part
Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance
Follow British Canoeing and club guidelines and policies
Hold the appropriate, up-dated qualifications and insurance
Encourage paddlers to value their performance and not just results
Never condone the use of prohibited substances

Parents/guardians;
Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results
Never force your child to take part in sport
Never punish or belittle a child for loosing or making mistakes
Publicly accept official’s judgements
Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy the sport
Use correct and proper language at all times
Set a good example by applauding good performances of all paddlers


Penzance Canoe Club Code of Conduct-Junior
It is the policy of Penzance Canoe Club that all paddlers, volunteers, coaches and parents show respect and understanding for each other and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the club. The aim is for all paddlers to improve performance and have fun.
Everyone involved in the club should abide by the club rules and policies.

Junior Members;
Co-operate fully, respecting requests and decisions made by coaches, helpers, officials and administrators.
Control their temper and avoid behaviour which my inconvenience or upset others.
Be considerate and respectful to other water users.
While paddling must wear suitable kit as agreed with your coach
Take care of all property belonging to the club and be responsible for caring for your own equipment and clothing
Must not leave sessions without the permission of the coach or leader
Must not smoke, consume alcohol or prohibited drugs of any kind whilst on club premises or representing the club


The following Code of Conduct is for all PzCC members
It is the policy of Penzance Canoe Club that all paddlers, volunteers, coaches and parents show respect and understanding for each other and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the club. The aim is for all paddlers to improve performance and have fun.