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CUABC is divided into two squads: Development and Blues.

The Development Squad invites students of all levels of skill and athletic ability to try boxing without having to step into the ring, under the close supervision of the coaches.

It provides an excellent foundation level of technical skill and fitness, and is designed to support those competing for a place on the Blues Squad as well as general boxing enthusiasts.

The Blues Squad are a select group of boxers who will undergo a strict training regimen, with full-contact sparring, to produce a team to defeat Oxford in the Varsity Match.

There are also a number of other shows, including the annual Town v Gown contest and the BUCS competitions. Our fighters travel the country competing in regional and club-organised shows. Competition is fierce, and the experience immensely rewarding.

 

CUABC Code of Conduct 2017

INTRODUCTION

Cambridge University Amateur Boxing Club ("CUABC") is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well being of all its members to ensure a positive and enjoyable experience.

All those involved in CUABC activities, whether they are involved as participants, coaches, officials or spectators, are therefore required to adhere to the standards of behaviour – set out within this Code of Conduct - and to support the mission of the CUABC. This Code of Conduct has been developed to ensure the highest possible standards of competition and sportsmanship as well as promoting fairness, honesty and positive behaviour in relation to the conduct of all those representing CUABC.

 

OUR COMMITMENT

CUABC respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person involved in its activities. CUABC is committed to its members enjoying boxing in an environment free from discrimination, intimidation, harassment and abuse.

CUABC believes that it is the responsibility of all of all its members to challenge discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity.

 

AFFILIATIONS

CUABC is a student club within the University of Cambridge. CUABC is subject to the regulations of the University for clubs and societies as outlined and regulated by the Proctors and each member is subject to any regulation set by her or his college.

This Code of Conduct is additional to regulations and guidelines set by the Proctors and by England Boxing.

 

STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOUR

Members of CUABC are solely responsible for their conduct when representing their team or the Club. Members must therefore:

·      Respect the rights, dignity and values of others;

·      Accept success and failure, victory and defeat, with dignity;

·      Operate within the rules of the sport;

·      Treat facilities, staff and students at the University of Cambridge and other institutions with respect and abide by any rules that may apply;

·      Understand that verbal, emotional and physical abuse of officials, coaches, spectators, captains or participants, or deliberately provoking or undermining a participant, captain, coach or official is not acceptable;

·      Respect the leadership and decisions of officers of the Club and approach any issues constructively;

·      Appreciate that they are representatives of the Club and as such maintain high standards of personal behaviour at all times, upholding the values of the University and the Club;

·      Conduct themselves in a reasonable manner relating to offensive language and temperament;

·      Refrain from any form of bullying or harassment of others. Harassment is any offensive conduct based on a person’s race, sex, gender identity, national origin, colour, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status, religion or any other status protected by law;

·      Respect the decisions of officials, making all appeals through the appropriate formal process and respecting the final decision;

·      Not condone, or allow to go unchallenged, any form of bullying, harassment or discrimination;

·      Refrain from the use of and involvement with illegal substances at all times;

·      Not act in an unlawful manner;

·      Not encourage or pressure others into acting against the code; and

·      Understand the repercussions of any breaches of this Code of Conduct.

 

ANTI-DOPING

Members of the Club must adhere to the requirements of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code. Members must note that teams or individuals could potentially be subject to random testing during competitions, particularly those at competing at National Level and above. Members caught with banned substances in their system will be subject to disciplinary proceedings.

 

PUBLICATIONS, INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA

CUABC wishes to promote the Club positively both within the University and externally. It recognises that its publications, online, print and social media are important tools in recruiting new members and engaging with alumni and potential sponsors. It is the responsibility of all CUABC members to manage their personal social media presence responsibly. As such, all members are responsible for ensuring that they:

·      Refrain from publishing comments about other clubs, players or judges and any controversial or potentially inflammatory subjects;

·      Avoid hostile or harassing communications in any posts or other online communications;

·      Identify all copyrighted or borrowed material with citations and links. When publishing direct paraphrased quotes, thoughts, ideas, photos or videos, give credit to the original publisher or author; and

·      Review responses to online posts and resolve any concerns before they are posted.

 

SOCIAL EVENTS

Social functions form an important part of a club’s activities. CUABC is committed to ensuring that all students are able and encouraged to participate in student activities in an atmosphere free from discrimination or fear.

As such, CUABC will aim to organise a range of social events that are as inclusive as possible. Members should be aware that:

·      Participation in any form of social activity is completely optional; and

·      They must not force others to participate in initiations and/or other social and sporting events run by the CUABC and can opt-out without fear of undue pressure, reprisal or any other form of discrimination at any point.

 

BREACHES OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT

A breach is deemed to occur when a member of the Club brings CUABC into disrepute, breaches this Code of Conduct, or engages in activity that adversely affects the smooth running of the Club.

The severity of the breach will be determined by the President. Breaches will be dealt with by the President in consultation with the Club Captains and Secretaries. Should the breach involve any of these officers another officer of the club shall deputise. If the breach involves the President, his or her position will be taken by the Treasurer.

If a serious breach results in expulsion, the excluded member is required to return all club property, documents and finances to the President with seven days. He/she will not be entitled to any refund of annual subscriptions and must pay any subscriptions or other costs owed.

 

WELFARE

CUABC takes the welfare of its members seriously. Any member of the Team that has any concerns regarding their welfare or those of others involved in Team or Club activities can discuss these, in confidence, with the Club Captains or the clubs welfare officer.

 

CUABC Committee

October 2017