Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures
British Rowing is responsible for the management of disciplinary cases within the sport
The purpose of British Rowing’s Disciplinary and Grievance regulations and procedures are to provide consistent guidance across the sport for handling disciplinary and grievance cases to ensure they are dealt with at an appropriate level in a fair, effective and timely manner.
Individual members who join British Rowing are expected to adhere to British Rowing’s Regulations and codes of Ethics & Behaviours as well as adhering to their own club’s rules and codes of conduct. Competitive members are also required to adhere to British Rowing’s Rules of Racing when taking part in affiliated events.
Clubs and competitions affiliated to British Rowing are required to adhere to British Rowing’s Disciplinary & Grievance regulations and conduct disciplinary and grievance cases in a manner that is materially consistent with British Rowing guidance.
Disciplinary & Grievance Regulations
Submitting a Grievance
Anyone wishing to submit a grievance to British Rowing should read the guidance notes below and complete the grievance form as directed, with any relevant documentation.
- Guide to filing a grievance
- Grievance form
Submitting an Appeal
- Guide to making an appeal
- Notice of appeal form
Dispute Guidance for Clubs and Regions
British Rowing has updated its guidance for registered individuals, their clubs and regions to assist in the resolution of local disputes.
- Dispute Guidance (British Rowing Regulations – Schedule 6)
In the interests of transparency from 1st July 2016, British Rowing will list below the outcomes of disciplinary and appeal committees, unless there are exceptional circumstances in which it is considered inappropriate to publish. Such outcomes will be removed once the period of sanction has expired.
Coach’s name: Mr. Chris Brown
Date of violation: Summer 2016
Rule violated: British Rowing’s Safeguarding and Protecting Children policy
Start date of sanction: 07/03/2017
End date of sanction: 06/03/2020 (providing specified conditions are met)