Club records - Senior Men

100 metres 10.27 secs Raphael Boujou 24 June 2022
200 metres 20.85 sec Richard Ashby 25 August 1985
400 metres 46.31 sec Nigel Levine 10 June 2007
800 metres 1 min 50.8 sec Garrie Richardson 10 April 1994
1500 metres  3 min 41.03 sec Mark Draper 01 July 2010
1 mile 3 min 56.80 sec i Mark Draper 23 January 2010
3000 metres 7 min 53.91 sec i Mark Draper 6 March 2009
5000 metres 13 min 34.63 sec Mark Draper 15 April 2011
10,000 metres 28 min 21.05 sec Matt Leach 29 March 2019
110 metre hurdles @ 3' 6" 14.5 sec Paul Edminston 13 August 1994
400m hurdles 50.99 sec Robert Lewis 27 July 2003
3000m steeplechase 8 min 37.58 sec Dan Jarvis 21 May 2022
2000m steeplechase 5 min 43.8 sec Dan Jarvis 15 May 2021
4 x 100m relay 41.4 secs

Nick Ward

Paul Edmiston

Shaun Mayne

Andrew McManus

31 July 1994
4 x 400m relay 3 min 17.0 secs

Steve Gordon

Nick Ward

Troy Davy

Dean Capobianco

13 August 1994

 

Club records - U20 Men

100 metres 10.38 secs Josh Cox 15 June 2013
200 metres 20.85 sec Richard Ashby 25 August 1985
400 metres 46.31 sec Nigel Levine 10 June 2007
800 metres 1 min 52.45 sec Jamie Webster 14 August 2021
1500 metres  3 min 47.90 sec Matt Bergin 09 June 2012
1 mile      
3000 metres 8 min 12.86 sec Jack Goodwin 20 May 2012
5000 metres 14 min 03.65 sec Jack Goodwin 21 July 2012
10,000 metres 32 min 44.4 sec Russel Dennehy 08 May 1977
110 metre hurdles @ 3' 3" 14.27 sec Chris Hargeaves 12 July 1997
400m hurdles 53.79 sec Robert Lewis 31 August 1997
3000m steeplechase 9 min 00.35 sec Alex Alston 25 June 2022
2000m steeplechase 5 min 49.4  sec Simon Goodwin 04 July 1981
4 x 100m relay      
4 x 400m relay 3 min 34.6 secs

Oli Jackson

Jack Goodwin

Chris Thornley

Matt Nicholson

30 June 2012

 

Club records - U17 Men

100 metres 10.50 sec Raphael Bouju 25 August 2018
200 metres 21.41 sec Richard Ashby 13 August 1983
400 metres 47.99 sec Ben Sturgess 30 August 2008
800 metres 1 min 54.47 sec Ben Davies 28 June 2015
1500 metres  3 min 55.83 sec Ben Davies 30 August 2015
1 mile      
3000 metres 8 min 24.2 sec Simon Goodwin 16 July 1980
5000 metres 14 min 54.1 sec Simon Goodwin 28 June 1980
10,000 metres      
100 metre hurdles @ 3' 0" 12.93 sec Stephen Simmons
01 September 2019
400m hurdles @ 2' 9" 55.53 sec Robert Lewis 08 July 1995
3000m steeplechase 9 min 56.1 sec Simon Goodwin 28 July 1979
1500m steeplechase 4 min 15.2 sec Garrie Richardson 08 July 1989
4 x 100m relay  43.76 secs

Peter Vaughan

David Carr

Steve Gordon

Richard Ashby

29 August  1983
4 x 400m relay 3 min 27.8 secs

Ta-Sian Litchfield

Max Sturgess

Patric Meniru

Ben Sturgess

22 July 2007

 

Club records - U15 

100 metres 10.97 sec Deji Tobais 28 August 2005
200 metres 22.25 sec Deji Tobais 06 August 2006
300 metres 36.56 sec Nathan Cox 12 July  2014
400 metres 51.4 sec Ben Sturgess 05 August 2006
800 metres 2 min 01.07 sec Pete Devaney 25 July 2007
1500 metres  4 min  07.65 sec Ryan Parker 24 August 2005
3000 metres 8 min 56.3 sec Ryan Parker 21 September 2005
80M @ 2' 9" 11.10 sec Stephen Simmons 16 September 2017
4 x 100m relay 45.4 secs

Ben Sturgess

Thang Van Lee

Carl Ramsay

Deji Tobais

25 June 2006
4 x 300m relay      

 

Club records - U13

100 metres 11.9 sec Deji Tobais 25 July 2004
200 metres 24.4 sec Deji Tobais 18 July 2004
800 metres 2 min 11.83 sec Pete Devaney 10 August 2005
1500 metres  4 min 34.1 sec Pete Devaney 17 July 2005
3000 metres 9 min 51.7 sec James Horsman 23 September 1998
75 M @ 2' 6" 11.77 sec Stephen Simmons 26 September  2015
4 x 100m relay 51.8 secs

Phil Wright

Ollie Sage

Zac Gibson

Thang Van Lee

11 September 2005

 

Last updated: 1 November 2020

Club records - Men

Long jump 7.99 metres Shane Hair 10 July 1999
Triple jump 15.05 metres Shane Hair 5 July 1997
High jump 2.27 metres Robbie Grabarz 19 June 2008
Pole vault 5.15 metres Frankie Johnson 13 April 2019
Shot putt - 7.26Kg 17. 38 metres John Gordard 19 August 1995
Discus - 2Kg 47.48 metres Adam Davis 2 August 2003
Javelin- 800g 77.60 metres Andrew Hall 8 August 2002
Hammer - 7.26Kg 65.53 metres Glenn Kerr 28 July 2007
Decathalon 6590 points Gavin Fordham 15 July 2001

 

Club records - U20

Long jump 7.51 metres Trevor Sinclair 07 July 1979
Triple jump 14.63 metres Leroy Knowles 13 July 1996
High jump 2.22 metres Robbie Grabarz 19 June 2005
Pole vault 5.15 metres Frankie Johnson 13 April 2019
Shot putt - 6Kg 14.19 metres Joel Capper 09 July 2005
Discus - 1.75Kg 45.96 metres Roger Stapleton 16 June 1981
Javelin - 800g 71.43 metres Andrew Hall 29 May 2000
Hammer - 6Kg 62.60 metres Nick Steinmetz 09 July 1994
Decathalon 6710 points Stephen Simmons 19 September 2021

 

Club records - U17

Long jump 7.14 metres Darryl Aldridge 16 August 1998
Triple jump 14.32 metres Michael Puplampu 03 September 2006
High jump 2.05 metres Scott Johnson 29 September 2007
Pole vault 4.92 metres Frankie Johnson 05 February 2007
Shot putt - 5Kg 15.28 metres

Les Newton/Nick Steinmetz

07 June 1977/1992
Discus - 1.5Kg 47.10 metres Roger Stapleton 14 June 1980
Javelin - 700g 72.03 metres Andrew Hall 05 September 1999
Hammer - 5Kg 73.00 metres Nick Steinmetz 17 July 1993
Octathalon 5346 points Stephen Simmons
22 September 2019

 

Club records - U15

Long jump 6.51 metres Cameron Facey 08 August 2004
Triple jump 12.81 metres Reuben Hukin 30 July 2006
High jump 1.86 metres Joshua Conroy 08 May 2011
Pole vault 4.32 metres Frankie Johnson 21 June 2015
Shot putt - 4Kg 14.58 metres

Matt Turnbull

28 August 2005
Discus - 1.25Kg 49.32 metres Lulan Douglas 16 September 1979
Javelin - 600g 54.16 metres Anthony Rigby 04 September 1994
Hammer - 4Kg 62.06 metres Nick Steinmetz 04 August 1991
Pentathalon 2890 points Stephen Simmons 16 September 2017

 

Club records - U13

Long jump 5.65 metres Deji Tobias 01 August 2004
Triple jump 10.66 metres Colin Bichener 24 August 1975
High jump 1.61 metres Martin Danobrega 29 July 2007
Pole vault 3.01 metres Frankie Johnson 04 August 2013
Shot putt - 3.25Kg 13.07 metres

Greg George

15 July 2007
Discus - 1Kg 28.00 metres Greg George 01 July 2007
Javelin - 400g 38.55 metres Greg George 29 September 2007
Hammer - 3Kg 30.29 metres Nathan Lichfield
04 August 2016
Pentathalon 1682 points Stephen Simmons 31 August 2015

 

Last updated: 1 November 2020

Club records - M35

100 metres 10.8 sec Ron Boyce 1977
200 metres 22.2 sec Ron Boyce 1977
400 metres 50.93 sec Andrew Moraghan 3 July 2010
800 metres 1 min 55.53 sec Andrew Moraghan 3 July 2010
1500 metres  3 min 59.38 sec Luke Humphreys 2 July 2014
3000 metres 8 min 32.61 sec Luke Humphreys 23 April 2014
5000 metres 14 min 33.56 sec John Eves 23 June 2018
10,000 metres 30 min 02.52 sec Darren Deed 6 June 2013
110 metre hurdles @ 3' 6" 16.01 sec Gavin Fordham 28 June 2015
400m hurdles @ 3' 0"
57.39 sec Andy Gill 7 July 2007
3000m steeplechase @ 3' 0" 9 min 56.3 sec Mike Shotbolt 23 May 1992
2000m steeplechase @ 3' 0" 7 min 11.7 sec Andy Cohen-Wray 21 June 2014

 

Club records - M40

100 metres 10.97 sec Will MacGee 3 July 2010
200 metres 22.70 sec Will MacGee 3 July 2010
400 metres 52.8 sec Frank Taylor 7 August 1980
800 metres 2 min 00.67 sec John Hanckck 5 August 1995
1500 metres  4 min 06.5 sec Philip O'Dell 10 July 1996
3000 metres 8 min 49.6 sec Philip O'Dell 30 August 1995
5000 metres 15 min 18.1 sec Jim McMahon 18 August 2001
10,000 metres 31 min 48.6 sec Jim McMahon 10 June 2001
110 metre hurdles @ 3' 3" 16.06 sec Tennyson James 12 May 1999
400m hurdles @ 3' 0" 58.2 sec Peter Benedickter 13 August 2011
3000m steeplechase @ 3' 0" 9 min 55.14 sec Howard Darbon 27 June 1985
2000m steeplechase @ 3' 0" 6 min 21.6 sec Howard Darbon 16 June 1985

 

Club records - M45

100 metres 11.4 sec Frank Taylor 14 June 1981
200 metres 23.3 sec Frank Taylor 15 August 1981
400 metres 52.1 sec Frank Taylor 25 July 1981
800 metres 2min 06.64 Howard Darbon 23 July 1989
1500 metres  4 min 13.68 sec Simon Coombes 22 September 2019
3000 metres 9 min 08.01 Dave Laynes 30 August 1995
5000 metres 15 min 49.9 sec Jim McMahon 5 August 2006
10,000 metres 32 min 47.98 sec Jim McMahon 30 July 2006
110 metre hurdles @ 3' 3" 16.3 sec Tennyson James 7 September 2003
400m hurdles @ 3' 0" 58.42 sec Peter Benedickter 31 May 2014
3000m steeplechase @ 3' 0" 9 min 53.0 sec Howard Darbon 21 May 1988
2000m steeplechase @ 3' 0" 6 min 30.8 sec Howard Darbon 14 October 1987
4 x 100m relay      
4 x 400m relay      

 

Club records - M50

100 metres 11.65 sec Will MacGee 25 August 2018
200 metres 24.12 sec Will MacGee 18 August 2018
400 metres 54.71 sec Tennyson James 30 July 2008
800 metres 2 min 13.57 sec Peter Benedickter 11 September 2019
1500 metres 4 min 28.0 sec Jim McMahon 8 August 2010
3000 metres 9 min 28.6 sec Andrew Leach 14 July 2018
5000 metres 16 min 10.53 sec Andrew Leach 14 April 2018
10,000 metres 34 min 40.3 sec Jim McMahon 28 August 2010
110 metres hurdles @ 3' 0" 14.60 sec Tennyson James 1 August 2008
400m hurdles @ 3' 0" 60.68 sec Peter Benedicketer 7 September 2019
3000m steeplechase @ 3' 0" 11 min 26.44 sec Alex Swiecicki 8 June 2003
2000m steeplechase @ 3' 0"      

 

Club records - M55

100 metres 12.5 sec Tennyson James 29 June 2013
200 metres 24.98 sec Tennyson James 30 August 2014
400 metres 56.61 sec Tennyson James 27 August 2014
800 metres 2 min 23.7 sec Andy Boast 5 August 2009
1500 metres 4 min 58.8 sec Jim McMahon 4 July 2015
3000 metres 9 min 20.82 sec Andrew Leach 22 September 2019
5000 metres 17 min 06.94 sec Jim McMahon 16 April 2016
10,000 metres 40 min 42.7 sec Andy Boast 21 October 2012
110 metres hurdles @ 3' 0" 15.01 sec Tennyson James 29 August 2014
400m hurdles @ 2' 9" 66.1 sec Tennyson James 10 August 2013
3000m steeplechase @ 3' 0" 11 min 24.38 sec Alex Swiecicki 1 August 2004
2000m steeplechase @ 3' 0"      

 

Club records - M60

100 metres 13.15 sec Tennyson James 1 August 2021
200 metres 26.34 sec Tennyson James 22 March 2018
400 metres 58.63 sec Tennyson James 20 March 2018
800 metres 2 min 33.8 sec Dave Laynes 1 June 2011
1500 metres 5 min 15.8 sec Dave Laynes 13 June 2012
3000 metres 10 min 25.30 Alex Swiecicki 16 August 2009
5000 metres 19 min 17.8 sec Roger Carew 3 June 1992
10,000 metres 41 min 17.66 sec Paul Wilkerson 20 September 2017
110 metres hurdles @ 2' 6" 15.55 sec Tennyson James 15 September 2018
300m hurdles @ 2' 6" 47.77 sec Tennyson James 7 September 2019
2000m steeplechase @ 2' 6" 7 min 14.66 sec Alex Swiecicki 8 August 2009

 

Club records - M65

100 metres 14.12 sec Jim Keech 28 July 2017
200 metres 29.48 sec Jim Keech 3 August 2017
400 metres 77.5 sec Courtney Gunn 4 May 2011
800 metres 2 min 48.1 sec Alex Swiecicki 5 July 2017
1500 metres 5 min 25.17 sec Alex Swiecicki 13 September 2015
3000 metres 11 min 25.51 sec Alex Swiecicki 8 March 2015
5000 metres      
10,000 metres      
110 metres hurdles @ 2' 9"      
300m hurdles @ 2' 6"      
2000m steeplechase @ 2' 6" 7 min 51.43 sec Alex Swiecicki  16 August 2015

 

Club records - M70

100 metres 15.0 sec Jim Keech 16 June 2021
200 metres      
400 metres      
800 metres      
1500 metres 5 min 40.3 sec Alex Swiecicki 3 July 2019
3000 metres 11 min 57.9 sec Alex Swiecicki 22 September 2019
5000 metres 20 min 10.68 sec Alex Swiecicki 13 September 2019
10,000 metres      
80 metres hurdles @ 2' 6"      
300m hurdles @ 2' 3"      
2000m steeplechase @ 2' 6" 8 min 24.26 sec (UK Record as of 12 September 2019) Alex Swiecicki 12 September 2019

 

Club records - M35

Long jump 7.22 metres Trevor Sinclair  
Triple jump 13.20 metres Trevor Sinclair 26 June 1999
High jump 1.87 metres (i) Gavin Fordham 25 March 2014
Pole vault 4.26 metres Gavin Fordham 13 September 2015
Shot putt - 7.26Kg 11.51 metres (i) Gavin Fordham 9 March 2014
Discus - 2Kg 35.61 metres Gavin Fordham 3 September 2016
Javelin- 800g 52.24 metres Anthony Mackay 1975
Hammer - 7.26Kg 61.42 metres Richard Martin 17 July 2019
Decathalon 6118 Pts (age related Gavin Fordham 5 August 2015

 

Club records - M40

Long jump 6.40 metres Trevor Sinclair 7 June 2003
Triple jump 12.37 metres Trevor Sinclair 7 September 2003
High jump 1.70 metres Ricky Huskisson 7 May 2003
Pole vault 4.12 metres Bob Kingman 6 July 2016
Shot putt - 7.26Kg 13.80 metres Matt Barber 23 June 1996
Discus - 2.00Kg 37.81 metres Adam Davis 6 June 2015
Javelin - 800g 55.92 metres Anthony Mackay 2 September 1979
Hammer - 7.26Kg 49.28 metres Darren Kerr 26 June 2011
Decathalon 5520 Pts (age related) Anthony Mackay 20 September 1980

 

Club records - M45

Long jump 6.21 metres Frank Teylor 14 June 1981
Triple jump 11.32 metres Howard Darbon 27 May 1989
High jump 1.58 metres Simon Eastwood 7 July 2010
Pole vault 3.80 metres

Simon Eastwood

Bob Kingman

10 June 2010

5 June 2019

Shot putt - 7.26Kg 12.45 metres Dave Burrell 3 July 2010
Discus - 2.00Kg 38.88 metres Dave Burrell 3 July 2010
Javelin - 700g 51.40 metres Bob Richards 6 August 1995
Hammer - 7.26Kg 46.82 metres Dave Burrell 13 June 2012
Decathalon 5404 Pts (age related) Anthony Mackay 30 August 1986

 

Club records - M50

Long jump 5.78 metres Dave Folgate 7 June 2003
Triple jump 12.35 metres Dave Folgate 24 June 2001
High jump 1.53 metres Anthony Mackay 13 September 1991
Pole vault 3.66 metres Anthony Mackay 30 August 1989
Shot putt - 6Kg 12.50 metres Peter Hallett 18 July 1992
Discus - 1.50Kg 39.35 metres Dave Burrell 6 August 2014
Javelin - 700g 49.91 metres Bob Richards 11 July 1998
Hammer - 6.00Kg 48.00 metres Dave Burrell 7 July 2014
Decathalon 6681 (age related) Anthony Mackay 18 July 1991

 

Club records - M55

Long jump 5.25 metres Dave Folgate 3 May 2006
Triple jump 11.53 metres Dave Folgate 3 May 2006
High jump 1.50 metres Anthony Mackay 30 September 1993
Pole vault 3.50 metres Anthony Mackay 8 October 1993
Shot putt - 6.00Kg 11.32 metres Peter Hallett 31 August 1996
Discus - 1.50Kg 38.76 metres Anthony Mackay 25 May 1994
Javelin - 700g 43.72 metres Bob Richards 7 June 2003
Hammer - 6.00Kg 36.54 metres Malcolm Dalrymple 14-18 July 1982
Decathalon 7350 Pts (age related) Anthony Mackay 8 October 1993

 

Club records - M60

Long jump 4.79 metres Dave Folgate 14 May 2011
Triple jump 11.16 metres Dave Folgate 19 August 2012
High jump 1.40 metres Courtney Gunn 4 September 2005
Pole vault 3.00 metres Anthony Mackay 2 May 1998
Shot putt - 5Kg 11.58 metres Anthony Mackay 7 June 1998
Discus - 1.00Kg 38.56 metres Bob Richards 28 July 2007
Javelin - 600g 37.58 metres Anthony Mackay 15 July 1998
Hammer - 5.00Kg 38.28 metres Malcolm Dalrymple 6 August 1983
Decathalon      

 

Club records - M65

Long jump 4.45 metres Dave Folgate 21 April 2018
Triple jump 10.19 metres Dave Folgate 11 September 2016
High jump 1.35 metres Dave Folgate 11 September 2016
Pole vault 2.60 metres Mark Burgman 11 September 2021
Shot putt - 5Kg 9.80 metres Bob Richards 15 September 2013
Discus - 1.00Kg 35.02 metres Bob Richards 21 July 2012
Javelin - 600g 35.98 metres Bob Richards 8 August 2014
Hammer - 5Kg  26.28 metres Jim Burke  30 June 2021
Decathalon      

 

Club records - M70

Long jump 3.99 metres Dave Folgate  25 September 2021
Triple jump 9.50 metres Dave Folgate  25 September 2021
High jump      
Pole vault      
Shot putt - 4Kg      
Discus - 1.00Kg      
Javelin - 500g      
Hammer - 4Kg      
Decathalon      

 

Welcome to the coaching page

Bedford & County AC have exclusive use of the Track & Field facilities and Bedford International Athletics Stadium on Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the year.

The facility and coaching is available to all club members provided they have paid the stadium fee and club membership fee.  These fees are renewable on the 1st April each year.

The club is very lucky in having so many good coaches across so many events. If you are interested in becoming a coach please speak with a committee member.

Coaching takes place on:

Club nights, Tuesday and Thursday 18:15 to 20:00 for older groups.

Some groups also train on Monday, Wednesday 18:15 to 20:00 and Sunday 10:30 to 12:30.

We have special coaching arrangements for younger athletes and details are provided under the Beagles tab above.

Our Coaches

For details of coaching qualifications see the coach education section below.

Name EA Coach Level Event
Allen Adamson Performance Sprints/Hurdles
Martyn Blackwell Coach Children/Multi Events/Throws
Tina Blackwell Coach Children/Horizontal Jumps
Caitlin Blackwell Coach Children/Shot
Michael Blunt Coach Wheelchair/MD
Penny Butcher Performance Middle Distance, jumps and sprints
James Danobrega Assistant Endurance
Simon Eastwood Coach Pole Vault
Jemma Eastwood Coach Pole Vault
Craig Emmerson Coach Children/Long Jump
Mark Goodwin Coach MD
Simon Goodwin Coach MD
Barry Johnson Coach High Jump
Denis Johnson Performance Combined Events/High Jump
Zoe Luscombe Coach Wheelchair/Endurance
Phil Odell Coach Endurance/MD
Lucy-Mae Shepherd Assistant Endurance
Josie Smith Assistant Endurance
Alex Stanton Performance Endurance/MD
Rosemary Stanton Performance Endurance/MD
Robert Thompson LiRF Endurance
Hayley Vinnicombe Assistant Endurance
Alan Watts Performance Sprints
Laurie Wallis Assistant Shot
       

 

Coach Education

England Athletics run coaching awards at all levels, they are: 

Leading in Running Fitness  (LiRF) - This is a one day course which enables coaches to lead an adult running session.

Athletics Leader (Leader) - a one day course with no assessment. This is for parents and young people (16+) who would like to help out at the club. 

Coaching Assistant (Assistant) - a two day course, no assessment. This is for adults who wish to lead a group under the supervision of an Athletics Coach. and is the first step to becoming a coach. 

Athletics Coach (Coach) - a four day course with assessment which enables coaches to lead a group of any age. 

Event Group (Performance) - specialisation in individual events or event groups

Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF) - a follow on from Assistant Coach targeted at running coaches 

For more details see the England Athletics website coaching courses can be found by clicking on the course you are interested and following the booking links.

Coaching courses can be fully funded from various sources including the club but the would be coach should be prepared to pay for the course up front and then reclaim the money after they have been on the course and shown they are committed to coaching.

Renewal of DBS Certificates

You can now renew your DBS certificate on line.The England Athletics website shows the process.

 

One to One Coaching Policy

1. One to One Coaching

1.1 One to one coaching is only permitted at the stadium, or at venues that have been approved by the Welfare Team.

1.2 Planned One to One coaching of an U18 Athlete, or Vulnerable Adult is permitted at approved venues provided that the following 3 conditions are met.

1.2.1 It is in plain sight of another identifiable adult.

1.2.2 The parent, or person with responsibility, is fully aware of the training and has agreed to it.

1.2.3 The Welfare Team have been notified in advance of when it is taking place, and who is involved.

1.3 Unplanned One to One coaching of an U18 Athlete, or Vulnerable Adult, due to other athletes/volunteers arriving late, leaving early, or not attending a planned group session, is permitted provide that the following 3 conditions are met.

1.3.1 It is in plain sight of another identifiable adult.

1.3.2 The parent, or person with responsibility, is fully aware of the training and has agreed to it.

1.3.3 The session is reported to the Welfare Team no later than 24hours after the event.

1.4 Any One to One coaching session must finish immediately if the identifiable adult leaves.

1.5 An identifiable adult must be either a club member or parent/person with responsibility for the athlete. 

 

To report a one to one coaching session, please use this form.

Welfare and Safeguarding Officers

 

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 Tina Blackwell

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07866 804206

     

 Rachel Welbourn

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07949 238387

 

If you want to report a safeguarding issue, see How to Report a Safeguarding Issue.

For our safeguarding and welfare codes of conduct, see this page.

For our safeguarding and welfare policies, see this page.

 

Safeguarding - Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults

Are you concerned about a child or a vulnerable adult? If you see or hear something that worries you, you must report your concerns.

Children

If a child (under 18) is in immediate danger, you must ring 999.

All safeguarding concerns relating to young people need to be reported immediately online using the following link: https://ehchildandfamilies.bedford.gov.uk/web/portal/pages/cpconcern#assess.

You can also ring Bedford Borough council’s children’s service for advice on 01234 718700 during office hours or 0300 300 8123 outside of these.

Vulnerable Adults

If a vulnerable adult is in immediate danger, you must ring 999.

All safeguarding concerns relating to a vulnerable adult need to be reported immediately via the attached form: https://bbcdevwebfiles.blob.core.windows.net/webfiles/Social%20Care%20Health%20and%20Community/SV1%20latest%20version.docx

And submitted via the following email address:

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In addition to the above, it is important to also:

 

For our safeguarding and welfare codes of conduct, see this page.

For our Welfare and Safeguarding Officers, see this page.

For our safeguarding and welfare policies, see this page.

Bedford and County Athletic Club have adopted and follow the the England Athletics Policies and Procedures for  Club Safeguarding and Welfare as detailed at https://www.englandathletics.org/clubs-and-facilities/club-support-services/club-welfare.

All club members must read and understand the following England Athletics Codes of Conduct that apply to them:

Club Safeguarding Code of Conduct

Technical Officials Code of Conduct

Volunteers Code of Conduct

Senior Athletes Code of Conduct

Parents & Carers Code of Conduct

Children's & Young People's Code of Conduct

Coaches Code of Conduct

Welfare Officers - Roles and Responsibilities

 

If you want to report a safeguarding issue, see How to Report a Safeguarding Issue.

If you want to know who our Welfare and Safeguarding Officers are, see Welfare and Safeguarding Officers.

For our safeguarding and welfare policies, see this page.

Process of the Hearing

  1. Chair of Panel introduces fellow Panel members and confirms identity and status of all other persons present.
  2. Chair reminds all parties of the confidentiality of the Hearing and that it will be held in private.
  3. Chair informs all parties that a Hearing conducted under these procedures is not a judicial Hearing and so evidence given will not be delivered under oath. The Panel adjudicating the Hearing will, however, apply the rules of Natural Justice. For example, the duty to give a fair hearing to everyone with a concern in the case, the duty to explain the reasoning behind any decision and the obligation for any decision makers to be impartial.
  4. Chair informs the parties that the Panel will make its decisions on whether the accused is guilty of misconduct, based on a balance of probabilities. This means that it must be demonstrated that it is "more probable than not" that the accused is guilty of misconduct. The panel will consider whether or not on the balance of probabilities the allegations are substantiated by the facts of the case.
  5. Chair confirms that all parties and Panel members have previously received copies of all relevant documentation. In the event that documents have not been exchanged as required, the Chair may consider an adjournment.
  6. The Panel must consider any written and or oral submission made by the accused and any written and or oral evidence provided by witnesses called on his or her behalf.
  7. The Panel will then consider their decision in private. The Panel shall decide any matter based on a simple majority and may reject the complaint or may partially or fully uphold the complaint.
  8. If the Panel upholds the complaint they must then consider the most appropriate manner to resolve the case and in so doing may take account of all relevant information disclosed during the Hearing, including any submission made by or on behalf of the Accused.
  9. In consideration of what sanction to impose the Panel should consider the following criteria:
    1. the nature and seriousness of the misconduct including whether the misconduct involved dishonesty, culpable or reckless neglect;
    2. the accused conduct record and, in particular, whether any misconduct of a similar kind has occurred before and the period of time which has elapsed since any previous misconduct.
    3. where relevant, the length of time over which the misconduct occurred;
    4. the number of breaches;
    5. any steps taken by the accused to avoid a recurrence of the misconduct;
    6. whether any admission, and regret is expressed by the accused;
    7. the extent to which the accused has derived benefit, or stood to derive benefit, from the misconduct;
    8. any steps taken by the accused to compensate or provide restitution to the Complainant;
    9. the degree of co-operation with the Investigation;
    10. any penalties previously imposed by the Club in similar cases;
    11. the need to deter the accused and other Members from future misconduct;
    12. the need to demonstrate to the athletics community and society in general, that England Athletics (EA) takes firm action intended to promote the standards of conduct and behaviour required of all athletes and volunteers and others engaged in athletics.
  10. The powers of the Panel are to issue:
    1. a warning in respect of the misconduct committed;
    2. to terminate his or her membership or remove him or her from any official position within the club;
    3. a requirement to complete education or training;
    4. in the case of an accused who is a registered EA athlete, a recommendation to EA that the athlete is suspended from competition (or official participation within athletics) or from taking part in any event organized or run under the UKA Rules for Competition for a specified period;
    5. In the case of an accused who is a UKA Licensed coach or technical official, a recommendation to UKA that the Accused license to coach or officiate be suspended for a period of time;
    6. any combination of the above.
  11. The Chair of the Panel may vary this procedure in his or her absolute discretion if, after discussion with the other parties he or she is of the opinion that such change would assist the Hearing process in a fair and impartial way.
  12. Where appropriate and in the absolute discretion of the Chair of a Disciplinary Panel, details of a decision, including sanctions imposed, may be communicated to UKA, a National Association, county association, club or other body where it is considered necessary to ensure compliance with a sanction, or for the safety and well-being of those engaged in athletics activity.
  13. A record of the proceedings and decisions of Disciplinary/Appeal Panels, including any sanctions imposed, shall be confidentially held on file by the Club for a period of six years and confidentially shredded/deleted after six years

In this section you can find information and documents regarding the running of Bedford and County Athletic Club. Including an independent review of the club by England Athletics.

England Athletics 360 review

England Athletics recently a club review of all aspects of the club from governance to financial planning, right through to member experience. The club committee is working on an Action Plan based on the report.

England Athletics 360 Report

Documents

2021 AGM Agenda

AGM Minutes 2018

Articles of association

 

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