New national ‘all of sport’ policies to support the sport
It’s critical that we all keep bowls safe and fair for everyone who participates in the sport
With this in mind, Bowls SA is pleased to announce that it has recently ratified a number of nationally developed policies which focus on sports integrity and complaint management.
To develop these ‘best practice’ policies, Bowls Australia has worked closely with Sport Integrity Australia and signed up to the National Sports Integrity Framework. They have also worked with National Sports Tribunal to develop a suite of policies to assist the sport (at all levels) to deal with grievances, breaches of policy and complaint handling
The policies are:
National Sports Integrity
- National Integrity Framework
- Complaints, Disputes and Discipline
- Member Protection
- Child Safeguarding
- SA Addendum to the NIF Child Safeguarding
- Improper Use of Drugs & Medicines
- Competition Manipulation and Sports Wagering
National Sports Tribunal
- Code of Conduct
- Personal Grievance Policy
- Conduct and Disciplinary Policy
- Review and Appeals Policy
These policies make it clear as to which one applies, under what circumstances, and who is the body that is to oversee the matter, if it meets the defined thresholds.
Bowls SA has worked closely with Bowls Australia and Sports Integrity Australia, to develop support resources to assist clubs and their members understand these new policies. Clubs and Association committee members are recommended to:
1. Look over the information provided on the Sport Integrity & Managing Complaints Club Support page on the Bowls SA website
2. Attend the Club Connect Conference on Sunday 25 September, where Craig Dodson, Sports Integrity Australia and Sara Lane, Bowls SA will provide an overview of these policies and what this means for Clubs and Associations.
3. Adopt the policies for your club and communicate them to your members
All policies can be accessed via the Policy page on the Bowls SA website