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The Triathlon Ireland Evolve Club Standards programme aims to identify, develop, accredit and recognise high quality triathlon clubs and the contribution that they make to the development of sport in Ireland. Triathlon Ireland values the essential and significant role that sports clubs play in the development of sport, they provide outlets for participation for a range of abilities, are a gateway to the sport of Triathlon, while also providing quality environments for talented young athletes to develop.


 

Triathlon Ireland can confirm that all Bronze status protocols have been completed and Tralee Triathlon Club have now been awarded the Bronze Standard for 2023. 

 

Tralee Triathlon Club has demonstrated the following:

  • Good Club Management & Governance by:
    • Affiliating to Triathlon Ireland
    • Has an open, non-discriminatory and up-to-date constitution
    • Has a management committee with defined roles and responsibilities
  • High quality programmes and activities (Participation and Competition) by:
    • Having 2 Tri Leaders
    • Having at least one Level 1 Triathlon Ireland Coach
    • Having written roles/responsibilities laid down and assigned to all coaches involved with delivery
    • Providing a minimum of one coached club training session per week for all abilities
    • Ensuring all club sessions adhere to Triathlon Ireland’s Safety guidelines
    • Ascertaining that all coaches and Leaders have received their certificate from Triathlon Ireland
    • Sanctioning any club event by TI (unless this is a ‘training event’)
    • Has one active Technical Official
  • Clear understanding of Club and Community by:
    • Club has an active membership administrator
    • Having a Code of Conducts for all volunteers, including coaches
    • Being aware of the nine grounds of discrimination and ensures activities are as accessible as possible
    • Having an up to date and informative digital media presence
  • A Duty of Care and Welfare by:
    • Adopting the Triathlon Ireland Equity Policy and/or it’s own equivalent policy statement
    • Ensuring that all venues and equipment are safe at all coaching and competition sessions, meeting governing body requirements where they exist
    • Holding an attendance register at all coaching and competition sessions
    • Having an accident recording process in place, monitored and implemented
    • Club has a protocol for holding & sharing member medical details
  • Adopts of high level of Safeguarding by:
    • Having a qualified Welfare/ Childrens Officer AND Designated Liaison Person
    • Complying with Children First by undertaking the Children First risk assessment and has the Child Safeguard Statement (CSS) displayed on the club website. CSS is emailed to everyone in the club and juniors are made aware who the CCO and DLP are
    • Following the volunteer induction process outlined in the TI Safe Recruitment of Volunteers’ for any volunteers who will be working with junior club members
    • Enforcing that all volunteers/coaches/leaders working with junior athletes have undergone the 3 safeguarding steps -vetting/Access NI, Safeguard 1 and signed a code of conduct”
    • Ensuring that Junior sessions are complying with the ‘Safety Guidelines for Club Sessions’ document

 

Tralee Triathlon Club policy documents under the Triathlon Ireland EVOLVE Club Standards Programme
Club Management and Governance
Club Constitution
General Committee 2024
Participation and Competition
Club Coaches and Leaders
Coaches and Leaders Roles and Responsibilities (adopted from TI)
Club and Community
Inclusion Statement (adopted from TI)
Environmental and Sustainability Policy
Care and Welfare
Code of Ethics (adopted from TI)
Equity Policy (adopted from TI)
Junior Incident Report Form (adopted from TI)
Adult Incident Report Form (adopted from TI)
Safeguarding
Safeguarding Contacts 2024
Safeguarding Statement
Volunteer Code of Conduct (adopted from TI)
Safe Recruitment Policy (adopted from TI)
Event Resources
Event Organiser Documents
References
Children First Act 2015
Triathlon Ireland: Physical Contact Policy
Triathlon Ireland: Recognising and Reporting Safeguarding Concerns
Triathlon Ireland: Social Media Guidance for Juniors
Triathlon Ireland: Anti-Bullying Policy
Triathlon Ireland: Tips for Parents and Guardians
Triathlon Ireland: Safeguarding Code for Young People
Triathlon Ireland: Safeguarding Resources
History
General Committee 2023
Safeguarding Contacts 2023