ABAE BEST PRACTICE

CODE OF CONDUCT – BOXERS:

  • Always do your best in every situation;
  • Be punctual at all times for training and competition and be ready and prepared at the appropriate time given to you by your coach or team manager;
  • Attend all meals and eat the appropriate food ensuring that adequate levels of nutrition and fluids are consumed;
  • No boys should enter girls changing rooms and vice versa;
  • No intimate relationships shall be allowed between players or players and coaches travelling together;
  • Treat all accommodation with the utmost respect ensuring that they are not the subject of damage and are left tidy when vacating – all damage or losses must be reported to the coach or team manager;
  • Never bring other persons of the opposite gender to yourself into accommodation areas unless permitted and supervised by your coach or team manager;
  • Never bring alcohol or drugs into your accommodation or purchase or consume such substances whilst travelling or accommodated during ABAE tournaments, camps or squads;
  • Never use foul or other inappropriate language;
  • If you are stopped or detained by hotel security, police or other recognised authority, you must inform your coach or team manager immediately;
  • On tours, camps or squads, all boxers should be in their respective rooms at the following times and should not leave unless in an emergency:

18 years and over – at the discretion of the coach or Team manager;

Under 18 years – 10.30pm

Under 15 years – 10pm

Under 13 years – 9.30pm

Always observe curfews set by your coach or team manager – breaches may result in disciplinary action;

There may of course be circumstances where these timings cannot be achieved however variations may only be sanctioned by the chief coach or team manager;

  • If you cannot sleep when retired, you should be resting;
  • If you feel unwell or have an accident, you should report this to your coach or team manager immediately;
  • At tournament venues, always treat it with respect and always ensure that you leave it tidy after your use;
  • You must always be respectful to ABAE Coaches, Team managers and officials – dissent will not be tolerated during competition under any circumstances;
  • Boxers should not take or otherwise interfere with another boxer’s or coaches property;
  • When travelling in vehicles seat restraints must be used at all times;
  • When travelling abroad all boxers must respect the local culture, clothing and customs of the country visited;
  • Boxers should at all time be aware, when travelling abroad they are representing the Amateur Boxing Association of England and are ambassadors of England;
  • Always obey instructions given by coaches or the team manager;
  • Always be polite to all people you meet whilst a member of a team or squad, particularly your opponents and fellow team members;
  • Always be aware of your personal safety as you would in your home environment, do not wander off alone, do not engage in conversation with strangers and under no circumstances should you enter a stranger’s vehicle;
  • If you ever become separated from your party whilst abroad, always report to the nearest police station, if at a port or airport contact the port security post or at or near a tournament venue, contact a member of the organising committee;
  • Take responsibility for yourself in and out of competition or training;
  • Use any free time constructively relaxing or focusing on the next stage of training or competition;
  • Always respect and never underestimate your opponent;
  • Always encourage and support your fellow team members at all times without behaving in an unsporting way towards your opponents;
  • Never bully a fellow team member or an opponent – this will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

 CODE OF CONDUCT – PARENTS & CARERS

In order to gain the best experience from their involvement in sport, children and young people generally rely on their parents / carers for both emotional and financial support. This influence can be critical as their child becomes involved in national squads and competition. It is hoped that the following will prove useful to parents and carers to play a positive part in their child’s progress in amateur boxing.

  • Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy all that amateur boxing has to offer;
  • Encourage respect for the rules of amateur boxing, promote and support fair play and the acceptance of an official’s decision;
  • Encourage recognition of good performance in others as well as themselves;
  • Do not applaud opponents unforced errors or their misfortune;
  • Uphold high standards of behaviour, appearance and the importance of being a good team player;
  • Establish a positive partnership with the coach in order to help provide the best possible balance between the demands of amateur boxing, education and home;
  • Ensure that your child is aware of all the arrangements made for team tours and trips;
  • Be punctual when collecting or delivering your child to the gymnasium or venue;
  • Ensure that your child fully understands the requirements of this Codes of Conduct for boxers;
  • Never exert undue pressure on your child to compete or to gain results. Be realistic about your child’s ability;
  • Always use appropriate language and ensure your child does the same;
  • Under no circumstances condone a rule violation or the use of prohibited substances including alcohol and tobacco;
  • Ensure that your child understands that they should take responsibility for their own safety;
  • Show respect and trust the coach working with your child;
  • If you have any questions or queries, please deal directly with the coach and not in front of the child. Do not compromise the relationship between the coach and the child;
  • Encourage your child to take responsibility for their own actions both in and beyond the competition / training ring e.g. not blaming others or seeking excuses for their own shortcomings or mistakes, encourage their greater independence;
  • You should immediately inform your child’s coach if the child sustains an injury or illness however minor which will effect in any way the child’s ability to train or compete;
  • In liaison with the coach, it may be your responsibility to transport your child to ensure punctuality at training sessions and at arrival and departure points when travelling to training camps, tours or competitions;
  • When travelling to events, please ensure that you do not compromise the authority of the coach or team manager, it is always preferable that if travelling, you should find accommodation in an alternative hotel to that which the team is residing in;
  • When at training or competition, always remember that your role is that of supporter. Please allow the coach space to work with your child and never comment publicly on any instruction the coach may give as this could be counter productive; 
  • If you are acting as a ‘responsible adult’ for the team, you must have successfully completed a ABAE approved ‘Safeguarding & Protecting Children workshop’;
  • You should always ensure that coaches, team managers and boxers are aware at all times of how you may be contacted when / if needed whilst the child is away from home taking part in boxing activities. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

These Terms & Conditions and the Gym Rules are regarding Lancashire school of boxing Ltd, company number 10616540"Gym" refers to Lancashire School of Boxing.

 

These Terms & Conditions and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales. Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with these Terms & Conditions or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).

 

1. Lancashire school of boxing RULES

 

    •       REGISTRATION You must register through our app and agree to our waiver and terms and conditions before using any services of Lancashire school of boxing. You must also book before attending any group class or personal training session.

 

    •       CONDUCT OF MEMBERS All Members and guests must conduct themselves in a respectful manner whilst using our facilities. All Gym users must adhere to any reasonable request from Lancashire school of boxing staff in relation to health and safety. Any Gym user who acts in an intimidating, abusive, violent or disrespectful manner may be removed from the Gym.  No Gym user may bring external personal trainers to the Gym or act as a personal trainer, paid or otherwise.  Where appropriate equipment and machines should be wiped down.  Any Gym users who are not sure how to use a piece of equipment should ask a trainer for instruction before commencing their exercise. Lancashire school of boxing will not take any responsibility where a Gym user sustains injury from incorrect use of equipment.   Alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited from being brought into and/or consumed on the premises; any Gym user under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances will be removed from the Gym. Smoking is prohibited on Gym premises at all times.  

 

    •       GYM CLOTHES All Gym users should use appropriate measures to maintain basic hygiene standards, showering and wearing clean gym clothing whilst using the Gym. All Lancashire school of boxing users are expected to wear appropriate clothes at all times while using the Gym. Lancashire school of boxing considers appropriate clothes to be: closed shoes suitable for exercising;  t-shirt or vest and shorts or trousers suitable for exercising .The following is NOT appropriate: Jeans or other inappropriate trousers; No t-shirt; Open shoes or bare feet, unless partaking in Yoga Classes.  Refusal to adhere to these rules may result in the Gym user being asked to leave the gym; continued refusal is a breach of the Rules and as such Lancashire school of boxing may terminate the user’s Membership. 

 

    •       CLASSES All classes must be booked through our app or website prior to attending. Lancashire school of boxing timetables, instructors and classes are subject to change at any time. Lancashire school of boxing will endeavour to provide notice when a class is unable to take place for any reason. 

 

    •       PERSONAL PROPERTYLancashire school of boxing strongly advises all gym users to lock their belongings in a locker at all times that they are using the Gym's facilities. Any property found left unattended in the Gym will be kept for a reasonable period, and then may be donated to a local charity. Lancashire school of boxing recommends that all members and non-members avoid bringing any valuable items to the Gym. Lancashire school of boxing takes no responsibility for loss, theft or damage for any items brought into the Gym, unless Lancashire school of boxing is shown to have been negligent. 

 

    •       GENERAL HEALTH AND SAFETY If any Gym user has concerns in relation to health and safety, they must report the issue to Lancashire school of boxing staff immediately.

 

2. MEMBERSHIP 

 

Membership and gym use on pay as you train options and any Membership option is subject to these Terms & Conditions as amended from time to time. Annual membership will include a set number of class credits for the year. The credits will be given based on the selected membership. Once the credits are used up the member will revert to the pay as you train option and pay extra for any further credits. The member will still enjoy unlimited gym use.  Lancashire school of boxing reserves the right to reject any application for Membership or Gym Use. Membership and Gym Use is available to individuals of 18 years of age and over, or 16 years of age with parental consent. Under a Family Membership the children are the sole responsibility of the accompanying adults and must be supervised at all times, Lancashire school of boxing's takes no responsibility for children that enter the gym with a family member.  Upon being accepted to the Gym, the Member consents to having their photograph taken by Lancashire school of boxing to confirm their identity, and consents to having their photograph taken at any time whilst using the facilities, excluding changing rooms. Lancashire school of boxing reserves the right to use anyphotographs for press and/or promotional material.

 

3. MEMBERSHIP TYPES

 

Lancashire school of boxing offers the choice of various options from Pay as you Train, Annual memberships and Monthly Memberships.

 

Membership options include: 

 

"Pay as you Train" - 1 day, 1 Class, Class Pass, 1 week (includes 2 class credits) , 1 month (includes 9 class credit). All PAYG class credits expire within 6 months of the purchase date.

"12 Months Up Front Annual Membership– twelve months of Membership from selected start date. Platinum, Gold and Silver Membership. Annual memberships, full payment is required upfront, and the membership will automatically expire at the end of the term. Annual Membership will include a set number of class credits for the year. Credits will be given based on the selected membership. Once the credits are used up the member will revert to the pay as you train option and pay extra for any further credits. The member will still enjoy unlimited gym use.

Monthly: Monthly Memberships, payment is collected each month on and around the date of signing up. class credits will be given monthly and must be used within each month period and any unused credits will not carry over to the following month. Monthly membership includes unlimited gym use.

Lancashire school of boxing reserves the right to introduce, withdraw and vary categories of Membership.

4. REGISTRATION

 

All members and non-members will register on the Lancashire school of boxing App. Members and non-members must also register their attendance when entering the gym as security and verification on each visit to the Gym; Admission to the Gym will not be allowed without registration on our App.  

 

5.PERSONAL TRAINING

 

The Personal Trainers that operate within the Gym are not employees of Lancashire school of boxing, but are self-employed, independent freelance trainers. 

 

6. INITIAL JOINING FEE AND MEMBERSHIP DUES

 

Gold, Silver and Family Members shall pay an initial Joining Fee as per the Gym's current pricing. Annual Membership is payable in one payment in full. Monthly membership will be debited on or around the date of initial sign up. In the event that the Member falls into arrears in respect of any fees payable, all arrears must be settled before the Member can use the Gym. Changes to pricing for new members may be made without notice. Any discounted Membership options are offered on the basis that the Member can provide proof of eligibility; Members should be aware that the full fee for their Membership type may be applied until such proof is provided. 

 

7. CANCELLING YOUR MEMBERSHIP

 

Members on a Monthly Membership contract may cancel their Membership after or with effect by giving one full calendar month's advance written notice, effective from their last payment date, set when signing up. This should be done by emailing info@lancashireschoolofboxing.com.   Lancashire school of boxing is not obliged to refund any fees where the Member has not cancelled the instruction and cannot provide proof of a valid cancellation request. All fees must be paid to date at the time of cancellation. Paid in Full Memberships will expire automatically at the end of the term. No refunds are applicable for any portion of fees paid upfront, apart from in the following circumstances:  permanent illness and permanent injury preventing gym usage. Valid documentation will be requested as proof. 

 

8. HEALTH AND SAFETY

 

All Gym users must complete a health questionnaire (PAR-Q) before using the Gym, which is embedded as part of our registration process. The Member warrants and represents upon their registration, and repeats such warranty upon each visit to the Gym, that they are in good physical condition and know of no medical or other reason why they should not engage in any form of exercise, and that such exercise would not be detrimental to their health, safety, comfort or physical condition. Lancashire school of boxing advises all Gym users to take medical advice prior to starting any exercise programme if they are in any doubt in their ability to exercise.  If any medical conditions are disclosed, the user must declare them to the club,  stating that they have sought medical advice or wish to use the Gym without doing so, and that they take full responsibility for any injury or health condition sustained whilst using the facilities arising from their medical condition.  Lancashire school of boxing staff and Personal Trainers, are not medically trained and are therefore not qualified to assess whether the Gym user is in appropriate physical condition to use the facilities. 

 

9. THE CLUB

 

Full details of normal opening hours are available on the Lancashire school of boxing's Gym Website and App. Lancashire school of boxing reserves the right to vary normal opening hours, temporarily remove the access of equipment, or to temporarily close certain areas of the Gym from time to time without notice for various purpose including for cleaning, decorating, repairs, refurbishment, or for special functions, gym hire and holidays. 

 

10. TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP BY Lancashire school of boxing

 

Lancashire school of boxing may terminate a Membership without notice and with immediate effect if:

 

The Member breaches these Terms & Conditions or the Gym Rules, either repeatedly or because of one serious breach; The Member puts the health, safety or well-being of staff or other Members or Guests at risk; 

 

All decisions made by Lancashire school of boxing under this clause are final and binding. 

 

11. YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

Members are responsible for advising Lancashire school of boxing of changes to their personal information. 

 

12. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

 

Nothing in these Terms & Conditions shall limit or exclude Lancashire school of boxing liability for:(i) death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its personnel or agents;(ii) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or(iii) any other liability which cannot be limited or excluded by applicable law.Subject to that:(a) Lancashire school of boxing shall have no liability to the Member or Guest, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in connection with these Terms & Conditions; and(b) Lancashire school of boxing total liability to the Member or Guest, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising under or in connection with these Terms & Conditions shall be limited to £300. 

 

13. CHANGES TO Lancashire school of boxing TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

Lancashire school of boxing may from time to time amend these Terms & Conditions, including the introduction of any additional terms and conditions.  Any changes will be effective immediately and be made available to the existing members on request. New registrants will see all terms and conditions on registration and booking.

 

14.  INFORMATION WE COLLECT

 

You provide us with your email address, phone number and DOB when you register an account on our app or website. Please note although Lancashire school of boxing App/Website collects credit/debit card details this information is not held by Lancashire school of boxing but by our payment partner: Stripe. https://stripe.com/gb

 

15. THE TERMS OF YOUR CONTRACT

 

Once completing registration, these Terms & Conditions, the Gym Rules and the PAR-Q (Waiver) make up a binding contract with Lancashire school of boxing.  Members are advised to read the Terms & Conditions and Gym Rules in full before registering, booking memberships, classes, personal training sessions or any products from our store.