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Ethics & Values: Task Two I have recently been appointed as the assistant club development officer within the Telford and Wrekin Sport and Leisure department. My intention is to improve the general running of sports clubs within the local area, and give as much quality guidance as is possible. I have come to the conclusion that ethics and values play a key role in sport, and are often overlooked in many circumstances. In response to this conclusion, I intend to provide a document, displaying information and guidance on the correct ethics and values that should be applied in a sporting environment. Within this document I will provide examples of different sporting situations, and show how they can be dealt with effectively by applying basic ethics and values. Within the sporting world, there are many factors that can cause issues regarding the correct ethical responses of coaches, organisations and participants. I will include three case studies as examples, including different factors that may affect the way people are treated in sporting situations. Different scenarios could be due to disability, gender, race, age, or culture. My first case study is as follows:- Case study 1 o "Nicola is in her third year at senior school. She has her subject options coming soon. ...read more.


When dealing with disabled participants it is also highly important to ensure that the correct facilities are available so that they have the same rights and abilities as everyone else as far a possible. Things such as low light switches, low reception counters, handrails, lifts, ramps, and toilets. This ensures equality in the sporting environment. Also specialist activities should be considered for the disabled participants or existing activities should be adapted so that disabled participants can join in and not feel excluded or victimised. Case study 2 o "Laura had just moved to a new area and wanted to join a football club. She saw an advert in the paper for a local football club wanting to expand and gain more members. The advert stated "everyone welcome". Laura decided that she would go along to the club to try and make some new friends and get involved in some physical activity to keep fit and have fun. She arrived at the club on a Saturday morning where her mother went and had a conversation with the coach regarding Laura's place at the club. Meanwhile the warm up had already started taking place and the coach and her mother insisted that Laura should go and join in. Laura felt slightly uncomfortable, as she immediately joined in with the warm up with the group of boys. ...read more.


It hinders the progress of a team greatly and can become disheartening for participants and even cause them to lose interest in their sport. To deal with this successfully, I would suggest that you report the concerned team coach/person offering the bribe to the organisation making the tournaments possible. This way other genuine teams can also do well and a fair competition can take place. Also your team can continue to train hard and gain confidence. Nothing should come between training your team hard and successful performances. This way your team members remain happy, fairly treated and can rest assured that they are genuinely working hard to get where they are-unlike teams with cheating, lying coaches who want recognition for their team and think it is appropriate to offer money or bribes to other coaches. Erase any possibility of these scenarios in the future by applying good ethics and values to all situations within your club, and making all participants, members and parents/guardians aware of the fact that your club is following a strict ethics and value based policy, and they can consult you at any time should they feel insecure or uncomfortable. I hope that this information will help you to make your club as successful as possible and that you gain respect for being a well run and secure environment. Your reputation should ensure that you keep existing members and attract many new ones. ...read more.

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