Disciplinary Decisions, Compliance Matters and Dispute Resolution

Disciplinary Decisions, Compliance Matters and Dispute Resolution

Disciplinary Decisions, Compliance Matters and Dispute Resolution

England Athletics has jurisdiction over athletes and clubs, whereas UKA has exclusive Jurisdiction over licenced coaches and officials.  Under UKA welfare policy and procedures, it is envisaged that in certain circumstances UKA would have the lead with the statutory agencies (police, local safeguarding children boards, children services) and exercise disciplinary jurisdiction.  It may also at the end of an enquiry if the circumstances merit it defer that jurisdiction to England Athletics.

UKA or England Athletics may publish details of any disciplinary action taken, compliance matter or dispute resolution including publication of any decision made by the Case Management Group, Disciplinary Committee or Arbitral panel where a Complaint is upheld or in any Dispute or Appeal where the matter has been put into the public domain.

Disciplinary and Grievance Policies and Procedures

England Athletics recognises that the vast majority of people engaged in athletics are volunteers and participate because they want to. However, there are certain standards of behaviour that should be expected and unfortunately there are occasions when these standards will be breached. In these circumstances England Athletics has set out Grievance and Disciplinary Policies and Procedures* to ensure that any issues are dealt with fairly and appropriately. Click here to go to the UKA website for regularly updated information

Case Management Decisions

UK Athletics is responsible for deciding whether an application for a coach licence or an officials licence should be refused or an existing licence should be withdrawn, suspended or not renewed.  Click here to go to the UKA website for regularly updated information


*Please note the England Athletics Grievance and Disciplinary procedures are currently under review following our organisational restructure.  The revised documents will be in place and distributed to our affiliated clubs by the end of October 2017.  Any matters that need to be formally raised, please contact Jane Fylan jfylan@englandathletics.org who will advise you in the interim.