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Case Management Decisions

Malcolm Blackmore – London

12th September 2017

On 26th July 2017 a Case Management Group (“CMG”) of UK Athletics chaired by Mr Graham Heeley met to decide whether Malcolm Blackmore should have his UKA Coach Licence withdrawn.

The CMG considered the evidence put before them and determined that one of the circumstances for withdrawal of a licence set out in condition 6.1 of the Coach Licence Terms and Conditions existed (a) Criminal Conduct

The decision of the Case Management Group was:-

a)    To ban Blackmore, from holding any form of UKA license, for life with a minimum tariff of twenty years.

This decision was subject to an appeal period which has now expired.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown CBE, Welfare Officer dbrown@uka.org.uk . Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision.  


David Billington – Blackburn

12th September 2017

On 26th July 2017 a Case Management Group (“CMG”) of UK Athletics chaired by Mr Graham Heeley met to decide whether David Billington should have his UKA Coach Licence withdrawn.

The CMG considered the evidence put before them and determined that one of the circumstances for withdrawal of a licence set out in condition 6.1 of the Coach Licence Terms and Conditions existed (a) Criminal Conduct

The decision of the Case Management Group was:-

a)    To ban Billington, from holding any form of UKA license, for life with a minimum tariff of twenty years.

This decision was subject to an appeal period which has now expired.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown CBE, Welfare Officer dbrown@uka.org.uk . Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision.  


Alastair Abrams – Bristol

12th September 2017

On 26th July 2017 a Case Management Group (“CMG”) of UK Athletics chaired by Mr Graham Heeley met to decide whether Alastair Abrams should have his UKA Coach Licence withdrawn.

The CMG considered the evidence put before them and determined that one of the circumstances for withdrawal of a licence set out in condition 6.1 of the Coach Licence Terms and Conditions existed (a) Criminal Conduct

The decision of the Case Management Group was:-

a)    To ban Abrams, from holding any form of UKA license, for life with a minimum tariff of twenty years.

This decision was subject to an appeal period which has now expired.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown CBE, Welfare Officer dbrown@uka.org.uk . Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision.  


A.N. Other– Technical Official

14th  March 2017

On 22nd February 2017 a Case Management Group (“CMG”) of UK Athletics chaired by Mr J Temperton met to consider an application to have the licence of  A.N.Other withdrawn on the basis that they were no longer, due to health reasons, safe to officiate.

The panel took into account a written report from a recent track & field meeting as well as the response from the official. It is also relevant to note that in these circumstances UKA were no longer able to provide insurance cover to the official in the event of an injury.

The panel withdrew the licence whilst noting the service provided over many years by the official.

UKA will be working with the official to provide them with alternative suitable activity within the sport.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown, Welfare Officer on dbrown@uka.org.uk, Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision


Geoffrey Bayles– Coach

14th March 2017

On 22nd February 2017 a Case Management Group (“CMG”) of UK Athletics chaired by Mr J Temperton met to consider whether Geoffrey Bayles should have his licence withdrawn in relation to a breach of Rule 6.1(viii) (social media comments)

The panel decision was to

  1. withdraw his licence for a period of four months. (Taking into account the period that he had been suspended his licence will be reinstated on the 20th March 2017.)

  2. On reinstatement of his licence he is required to be mentored in his relationship with members of the club for a period of twelve months by a named senior official.

  3. This decision should be viewed as a final warning and any subsequent issues will result in a further sanction.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown, Welfare Officer on dbrown@uka.org.uk, Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision. 

 

Mr Toni Minichiello – Coach

13th February 2017

On 11th February 2017 a Case Management Group (“CMG”) of UK Athletics chaired by Mr T Bailey met to consider an allegation of misconduct (verbal abuse) against Mr Minichiello.

The panel issued Mr Minichiello with a written warning about his conduct.

The decision by the Case management Group is not subject to any further appeal procedures by either side

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown, Welfare Officer on dbrown@uka.org.uk, Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision


Mr Kevin Warriner - Liverpool

13th February 2017

Outcome of UKA Appeal Hearing

On the 19 December 2016 a UKA Case Management Group chaired by Mr G Healey met to consider an allegation against Mr K Warriner that he had massaged an athlete whilst unqualified leading to allegations that he had inappropriately touched the athlete Contrary to Section 4.1(xi). The group found against Mr Warriner on the main allegation and also determined that a number of aggravating features were also applicable and withdrew his licence for a period of three years. The panel also placed a number of restriction, based upon risk ,that have to be complied with before UK Athletics will consider the reinstatement of his licence following the three year period

Mr Warriner under the terms and conditions of his licence appealed that decision.

On the 23rd January 2017 an independent appeal panel chaired by Mr W Nicholls (retired solicitor) met to consider the appeal of Mr Warriner against the three year sanction imposed by the Case Management Group.

The appeal panel provided UKA and Mr Warriner with their written decision on the 31st January 2017. The panel found against Mr Warriner and dismissed the appeal.

The three year ban commenced on the 17th October 2016 which was the date he was suspended by UKA and will conclude on the 16th October 2019.

The decision by the independent panel is not subject to any further appeal procedures by either side.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown, Welfare Officer on dbrown@uka.org.uk, Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision.

 

Sebastian Vons - London

28th March 2016

On 8 March 2016 a Case Management Group (“CMG”) of UK Athletics chaired by Mr John Temperton met to decide whether Sebastian Vons should have his UKA Coach licence withdrawn.

The CMG considered the evidence put before them and determined that one of the circumstances for withdrawal of a licence set out in condition 6.1 of the Coach Licence Terms and Conditions exists (a) Criminal Conduct

The decision of the Case Management Group was:-

1)     That the UKA Coach License (which includes his leader in running fitness licence) of Sebastian Vons should be withdrawn for a period of two years.

Mr Vons appealed that decision.

On the 26th April 2016 an appeal panel chaired by Mr Walter Nicholls sat in Manchester to consider the matter. The decision of the panel was to dismiss the appeal and the Case Management decision was upheld with the sanction imposed

This decision takes effect from 21st January 2016.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown CBE, Welfare Officer dbrown@uka.org.uk . Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision. 


Romaine Hyman - Bath & Bristol

28th March 2016

On 8 March 2016 a Case Management Group (“CMG”) of UK Athletics chaired by Mr John Temperton met to decide whether Romaine Hyman should be allowed to continue in the sport. The Case Management Group was formed under the jurisdiction of Section 2.1 of UKA Disciplinary Rules and Procedures. It has also taken upon itself jurisdiction under England Athletics Disciplinary Procedures for Affiliated members The circumstances of these allegations mean that it is being dealt with as a safeguarding issue under the general title of welfare matters.

The CMG considered the evidence put before them and determined that the circumstances in respect of a criminal conviction where of such severity as to exclude him from the sport.

The decision of the Case Management Group was:-

1) In respect of Mr Hyman’s participation as an athlete he is suspension from competition (or official participation within athletics) or from taking part in any event organised or run under the UKA Rules for Competition for life with a minimum tariff of 25 years.

2) UKA impose Rule 3(13) Rules for Competition where the conduct of a Club member is deemed by UK Athletics to be sufficiently serious it may demand that the affiliated Club concerned expel that person from membership either in perpetuity or for such a period of time as UK Athletics shall decide. This process shall only be adopted where he or she has been found guilty of a serious criminal act. An affiliated Club which refuses to sanction the exclusion of such a person in turn renders itself liable to expulsion from membership of UK Athletics, as does any other affiliated Club which allows the person concerned to become a member or to become associated with any of the Club’s activities.

Footnote: The CMG were aware that his existing club Bristol and West AC were in the process of expelling him from membership.

This decision takes immediate effect. 

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown CBE, Welfare Officer dbrown@uka.org.uk . Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision. 


Andrew Charles Dodd - Walthamstow, London

28th March 2016

On 8 March 2016 a Case Management Group (“CMG”) of UK Athletics chaired by Mr John Temperton met to decide whether Andrew Dodd should have his UKA Coach and Officials licences withdrawn. They also took upon themselves jurisdiction under England Athletics Disciplinary procedures as a safeguarding matter to consider Mr Dodd’s continued involvement in the sport.

The CMG considered the evidence put before them and determined that one of the circumstances for withdrawal of a licence set out in condition 6.1 of the Coach Licence Terms and Conditions exists (a) Criminal Conduct

The decision of the Case Management Group was:-

1) That the coach and officials licenses of Andrew Dodd should be withdrawn for an indeterminate period of not less than twelve years. (UKA jurisdiction and sanction)

2) In respect of Mr Dodd’s participation as an athlete he is suspension from competition (or official participation within athletics) or from taking part in any event organized or run under the UKA Rules for Competition which would specifically include parkrun for an indeterminate period of not less than twelve years. ( EA jurisdiction and sanction)

UKA are also required by law to refer the matter to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This decision takes effect from the 13th January 2016.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown CBE, Welfare Officer dbrown@uka.org.uk . Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision. 


Adam Ross Tofield – Tavistock, Devon

1 December 2015

On the 21 October 2015 a UKA Case Management Group met to consider allegations against Adam Tofield a coach licenced by UK Athletics. The Group found that four allegations of misconduct were proven and withdrew his licence for a period of three years from the date of his suspension on the 25 August 2015 to the 24 August 2018. Further the panel felt that he should not be considered for any team management role or supervisory role until his licence is reinstated.

At the time of reinstating his licence as well as the general conditions that will apply at the time UKA will expect him to have undertaken a refresher course on his coaching qualification and completed a child protection course within the previous month.

Mr Tofield appealed both the decision and the sanction.

On the 24 November 2015 an Appeal Panel met to consider the appeal. They found that there were sufficient grounds to withdraw the licence and dismissed the appeal. Furthermore the Appeal Panel felt that the original Case Management Group had erred in one decision where they found in favour of the appellant and reinstated that charge making the finding against Mr Tofield in respect of five counts of misconduct.

The Appeal panel also dismissed the appeal in respect of the sanction considering that it was appropriate and not unduly harsh. They added a 12 month probationary period for his licence once it had been reissued after 2018.


Tim Snowdon – Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

8 April 2015

On 8 April 2015 a Case Management Group (“CMG”) of UK Athletics chaired by Mr Graham Heeley met to decide whether Tim Snowdon should have his UKA Coach Licence withdrawn.

The CMG considered the evidence put before them and determined that one of the circumstances for withdrawal of a licence set out in condition 6.1 of the Coach Licence Terms and Conditions existed (a) Criminal Conduct,(b) inappropriate act in relation to children (c) bringing the sport into disrepute

The decision of the Case Management Group was:-

a)    To ban Snowdon, from holding any form of UKA license, for life with a minimum tariff of twenty years.

b)    That any club of which Snowdon is/was a member is required under the terms of Rule 3(13) Rules for Competition 2014 to expel him from membership in perpetuity.

UKA are also required by law to refer the matter to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This decision takes immediate effect.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown CBE, Welfare Officer dbrown@uka.org.uk . Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision. 


Jamie Osborn - Swindon

8 April 2015

On 7 April 2015 a Case Management Group (“CMG”) of UK Athletics chaired by Mr Graham Heeley met to decide whether Jamie Osborn should have his UKA Coach Licence withdrawn.

The CMG considered the evidence put before them and determined that one of the circumstances for withdrawal of a licence set out in condition 6.1 of the Coach Licence Terms and Conditions existed (a) Criminal Conduct,(b) inappropriate act in relation to children (c) bringing the sport into disrepute

The decision of the Case Management Group was:-

a)    To ban Osborn, from holding any form of UKA license, for life with a minimum tariff of twenty years.

b)    That any club of which Osborn is/was a member is required under the terms of Rule 3(13) Rules for Competition 2014 to expel him from membership in perpetuity.

UKA are also required by law to refer the matter to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This decision takes immediate effect.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown CBE, Welfare Officer dbrown@uka.org.uk . Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision.


Mr Jean-Phillippe Lamarque– Technical Official

7 April 2015

On 7 April 2015 a Case Management Group (“CMG”) of UK Athletics chaired by Mr Graham Heeley met to consider two allegations of misconduct.

The panel were made aware that on the 1 April Mr Lamarque gave notice to UKA that he no longer intended to officiate.

The CMG accepted the resignation in lieu of a disciplinary finding and withdrew his licence with immediate effect.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown, Welfare Officer on dbrown@uka.org.uk, Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision


Mr Tony Sach – Technical Official

5 January 2015

Outcome of UKA Appeal Hearing

On the 14 November 2014 a UKA Case Management Group chaired by Mr J Temperton met to consider a number of allegations against Mr T Sach. The group found against Mr Sach on a number of allegations and withdrew his licence for a period of three years.

Mr Sach under the terms and conditions of his licence appealed that decision.

On the 16 December 2014 an independent appeal panel chaired by Mr W Nicholls (solicitor) assisted by a representative of British Cycling and from Eastlands Trust, Manchester met to consider the appeal of Mr T Sach against the Case Management Group decision.

The appeal panel provided UKA and Mr Sach with their written decision on the 29 December 2014. The panel found in favour of Mr Sach on three matters but dismissed his appeal on one count. This count being considered misconduct under of Section 6.5(vi) licence terms and conditions and contrary to Section 6.1 Officials licence terms and conditions 2014 (amended 2014).

The appeal panel reduced the length of his ban to twelve months which took effect on the 1 September 2014 and runs until the 1 September 2015.

The decision by the independent panel is not subject to any further appeal procedures by either side.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown, Welfare Officer on dbrown@uka.org.uk, Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision.


Darrell Bunn - Bromsgrove

3rd September 2014

On 20th August 2014 a Case Management Group (“CMG”) of UK Athletics chaired by Mr Graham Heeley met to decide whether Darrel Bunn should have his UKA Coach Licence withdrawn.

The CMG considered the evidence put before them and determined that one of the circumstances for withdrawal of a licence set out in condition 6.1 of the Coach Licence Terms and Conditions existed (a) Criminal Conduct,

The decision of the Case Management Group was:-

a)    To ban Bunn, from holding any form of UKA license, for life with a minimum tariff of twenty years.

b)    That any club of which Bunn is/was a member is required under the terms of Rule 3(13) Rules for Competition 2014 to expel him from membership in perpetuity.

UKA are also required by law to refer the matter to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This decision takes immediate effect.

At the outset Mr Bunn indicated that he would not appeal any sanction imposed by UKA.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown CBE, Welfare Officer dbrown@uka.org.uk . Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision.

Footnote: UKA would wish to point out that they were aware that Birchfield Harriers had expelled Bunn from membership of the club prior to the publication of this decision of the CMG and therefore item b) does not relate to them.


Mr Tony Sach – Technical Official

12th February 2014

On 27th January 2014 a Case Management Group (“CMG”) of UK Athletics chaired by Mr Ralph Knibbs met to consider four allegations of misconduct.

The CMG considered the evidence put before them and determined that the case had been proven against Mr Sach.

The decision of the Case Management Group was:-

To issue him with a Final Written Warning regarding his behaviour and in particular

Section 4.1 (ii),(ix),(xiii) and (xix) of the licence terms and conditions

The written warning will remain in place for a period of twelve months from the 27th January 2014 and his licence is conditional on no further breaches of the terms and conditions.

 The panel imposed some other conditions which they have instructed as part of their judgment should not be made public.

 If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown, Welfare Officer on dbrown@uka.org.uk, Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision.


Mr Roy Saxby - Humberside

12 February 2014

On the 21 January 2014 under section 2.3 of the Coach licence Terms and Conditions UKA decided that they had sufficient grounds not to issue a coach licence to Mr Saxby

Mr. Saxby was entitled to request UKA reconsider that decision which he did not.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown CBE, Welfare Officer dbrown@uka.org.uk .  Please note that he may be unable to give details about this particular decision.


Mr Roger Devlin - Manchester

7 November 2013

On 15 October 2013 a Case Management Group (“CMG”) of UK Athletics chaired by Mr Graham Healey met to decide whether Mr Roger Devlin should have his UKA Coach Licence withdrawn.

The CMG considered the evidence put before them and determined that one of the circumstances for withdrawal of a licence set out in condition 6.1 of the Coach Licence Terms and Conditions existed.

The decision of the Case Management Group was:-

a) To ban Devlin, from holding any form of UKA license, for six years

This decision takes immediate effect.

Devlin was given 14 days in which to lodge an appeal. That period has now expired.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact Jane Fylan, Welfare Officer on jfylan@uka.org.uk, Please note that she may be unable to give further details about this particular decision.


Dr George Skafidas - Lincoln

28 August 2013

On 12 August 2013 a Case Management Group (“CMG”) of UK Athletics chaired by Mr Graham Healey met to decide whether Dr George Skafidas should have his UKA Coach Licence withdrawn.

The CMG considered the evidence put before them and determined that one of the circumstances for withdrawal of a licence set out in condition 6.1 of the Coach Licence Terms and Conditions existed.

The decision of the Case Management Group was:-

a)    To ban Skafidas, from holding any form of UKA license, for five years

This decision takes immediate effect.

Skafidas was given 14 days in which to lodge an appeal. That period has now expired.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown CBE, Welfare Officer dbrown@uka.org.uk . Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision.


Stephen Gary Benson - Ipswich

22 May 2013

On 15 April 2013 a Case Management Group (“CMG”) of UK Athletics chaired by Mr Ralph Knibbs met to decide whether Stephen Gary Benson should have his UKA Coach Licence withdrawn.

The CMG considered the evidence put before them and determined that one of the circumstances for withdrawal of a licence set out in condition 6.1 of the Coach Licence Terms and Conditions existed {(a) Criminal Conduct, (b) Bringing the sport into disrepute}

The decision of the Case Management Group was:-

a)    To ban Benson, from holding any form of UKA license, for life with a minimum tariff of twenty years.

b)    That any club of which Benson is/was a member is required under the terms of Rule 3(13) Rules for Competition 2012-2014 to expel him from membership in perpetuity.

This decision takes immediate effect.

Benson was given 14 days in which to lodge an appeal. Following representations that period was extended by a further 14 days. That period has now expired without Rule 3.3 being complied with.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown CBE, Welfare Officer dbrown@uka.org.uk . Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision.

Footnote: UKA would wish to point out that they were aware that Ipswich Harriers had expelled Benson from membership of the club prior to this decision of the CMG taking place and therefore item b) does not relate to them.


Stuart Henry Richards - Somerset

1 May 2013

On the 21 February 2013 Mr Richards was informed that UKA considered it had sufficient grounds under Section 3.3 of the coach licence terms and conditions to not renew his coach licence.Under Section 3.4 he was given the opportunity to make representation to UKA why that decision should be changed.

On 15 April 2013 a Case Management Group (“CMG”) of UK Athletics chaired by Mr Ralph Knibbs met to decide whether Stuart Henry Richards should have their UKA Coach Licence renewed.

The CMG considered the evidence put before them including a submission from Mr Richards and determined that one of the circumstances for withdrawal of a licence set out in condition 3.3 of the Coach Licence Terms and Conditions existed and there were no grounds to change the decision of the 21 February. Accordingly the decision under Condition 3.1 is that his coach licence is not renewed.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown CBE, Welfare Officer dbrown@uka.org.uk . Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision.


Balazs Somogyi

23 October 2012

On the 19 October 2012 an Independent Disciplinary Panel chaired by Mr. Walter Nicholls (Solicitor) met to consider allegations of Gross Misconduct against Mr. Balazs Somogyi, an athlete formerley with Tynedale Harriers, Newcastle.

The Panel considered the evidence put before them and determined that Mr. Somogyi would be suspended from all competition or events organised under the UKA Rules of Competition for a period of 6 years with effect from the 11 September 2012.

If you have any queries or want to discuss this matter further please contact Jane Fylan, Welfare Officer jfylan@uka.org.uk. Please note that Jane may be unable to give further details about this particular decision.


Allan Thomas Ellis - Coach and Technical Official, Wales

15 August 2012

On 25 July 2012 a Case Management Group ("CMG") of UK Athletics chaired by Mr R. Knibbs met to decide whether Allan Ellis a coach and official associated with Deeside Amateur Athletic Club should have their UKA Coach and Officials Licenses withdrawn.

The CMG considered the evidence put before them and determined that one of the circumstances for withdrawal of a license set out in condition 6.1 of the Coach License Terms and Conditions existed. The same consideration was given to his official’s license terms and conditions. Accordingly they recommended, under Condition 6.2 that his coach and officials licenses be withdrawn with immediate effect.

No time frame was set but there should be no expectation that the licenses will be reissued until a substantial period of time has elapsed.

If you have any quires or want to discuss further please contact David Brown CBE, Welfare Officer dbrown@uka.org.uk . Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision.


Paul Gibbings - Athlete, Stoke on Trent

30 May 2012

On 30 May 2012 an Independent Disciplinary Panel chaired by Mr. Walter Nicholls (Solicitor) met to consider allegations of misconduct/serious misconduct against Mr. Paul Gibbings, an athlete formerly with Trentham Running Club.

The Panel considered the evidence put before them and determined that Mr. Gibbings would be suspended from all competition or events organised under the UKA Rules of Competition for a period of 5 years with effect from the 10 April 2012.

If you have any queries or want to discuss this matter further please contact Jane Fylan, Welfare Officer jfylan@uka.org.uk. Please note that Jane may be unable to give further details about this particular decision.


Peter Kinnahan - Athlete, Cornwall

26 March 2012

On 19 March 2012 an Independent Disciplinary Panel chaired by Mr. Mike Moss (EA Regional Council Chair) met to consider the allegations of misconduct/serious misconduct against Mr Peter Kinahan, an athlete formerly with East Cornwall Harriers and Serpentine Running Club.

The Panel considered the evidence put before them and determined that Mr. Kinahan would be restricted to Adult only Competition and Adult only Clubs for a period of 5 years with effect from 2 February 2012.

If you have any queries or want to discuss this matter further please contact Jane Fylan, Welfare Officer jfylan@uka.org.uk. Please note that Jane may be unable to give further details about this particular decision.


Michael Smith - Coach, Cambridgeshire

24 January 2012

On 4 January 2012 a Case Management Group ("CMG") of UK Athletics chaired by Mr G.  Heeley met to decide whether Michael Smith a coach associated with Cambridge and Coleridge AC should have their UKA Coach Licence withdrawn.

The CMG considered the evidence put before them and determined that one of the circumstances for withdrawal of a licence set out in condition 6.1 of the Coach Licence Terms and Conditions existed.  Accordingly they recommended, under Condition 6.2 that his coach licence be withdrawn for a period of nine years with effect from the 4 January 2012.

Michael Smith may apply for a licence after the 4 January 2021 but any such application must satisfy the general coach licensing conditions in force at that time.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown CBE, Welfare Officer dbrown@uka.org.uk .  Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision.


Incident at National Junior Athletics League 29 May 2011 in Chelmsford

1.         Reece Morgan 18 years athlete with Shaftesbury Barnet AC

2.         Jordan Rohan Arthur 19yrs athlete with Enfield & Haringey AC

3.         Anthony Ekundayo 19yrs athlete with Enfield & Haringey AC

This incident was referred to UKA under Section 22 (3) of its Rules for Competition by the Management Committee of the NJAL following various complaints and adverse comments made to them after the event.

UKA referred the matter to England Athletics for investigation and David Brown CBE was appointed as the Investigating Officer.

On the 5th July 2011 an England Athletics Disciplinary panel chaired by Mr Stewart Barnes met to consider the following allegations against the above named athletes.

Misconduct  5.1.1.5

Behaved in a manner which is disgraceful or opposed to the general interests of England Athletics or the sport of athletics or which brings the sport into disrepute.

Misconduct 5.1.1.6

Behaved in a manner that is otherwise considered by England Athletics to be unacceptable and contrary to the conduct expected of a person participating in athletics.

Serious misconduct 5.1

Behaving in a physically violent manner towards another

Circumstances

This matter arises from an incident(s) which took place at and immediately after a NJAL Southern Premier fixture at Chelmsford Athletics Centre on the 29 May 2011.

What is apparent from the evidence is that Reece Morgan instigated an argument with Jordan Arthur whilst preparing for the 4x100m relays. The two squared up to each other and had to be split up by the intervention of club officials and coaches.

The meeting concluded and the teams left the facility to board their respective buses ready to travel home.

There then followed a large scale disturbance on the car park involving all three defendants with many other athletes and officials trying to break up the incident.

Athletics has long had an ethos of being a friendly sport with valid rivalry but within acceptable boundaries. This incident is totally unacceptable to the sport and a strong and clear signal should be sent out to those who wish to sully the name of the leagues and the sport in general.

The panel imposed the following sanctions:-

With immediate effect all three athletes were suspended from participation in all track and field league competitions held under UKA and/or IAAF rules until after the 30 June 2012.

If you have any queries or want to discuss this matter further please contact David Brown CBE, Welfare Officer dbrown@uka.org.uk . Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision.

    

Douglas Hanna

20 June 2011

On the 1 June 2011 under section 2.3 of the Coach licence Terms and Conditions and Section 1 Technical Officials licence Terms and Conditions UKA decided that they had sufficient grounds not to renew the coach and officials licences previuosly issued to Douglas Hanna.

Mr. Hanna was entitled to request UKA reconsider that decision which he did.

On 13 June 2011 a Case Management Group (CMG) of UKA chaired by Mr. G Heeley met to decide whether Douglas Hanna should have his Coach and Officials licences renewed.

The CMG considered the details put before them and determined that one of the circumstances for not renewing a licence set out in section 2.3 of the Coach Licence Terms and Conditions and Section 1 Techincal licence Terms and Conditions existed.  Accordingly they ratified the decision of UKA on the 1 June not to renew the coach and officials licence of Douglas Hanna.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown CBE, Welfare Officer dbrown@uka.org.uk .  Please note that he may be unable to give details about this particular decision.


 

Matthew Baldock - Athlete

Following an investigation by UKA an England Athletics Disciplinary panel chaired by Mr Stewart Barnes (Regional Council) met on the 5 April 2011 to consider two allegations against Matthew Baldock an athlete with Birchfield Harriers. This followed Mr Baldock’s conviction at Warwick Crown Court.

The panel found the case proved and imposed the following sanctions:-

A recommendation to Birchfield Harriers of which he is a member to terminate his membership with immediate effect.

That Baldock is suspended from competition or from taking part in any event organized or run under the UKA rules of Competition for a period of seven years.

Mr Baldock lodged a notice of appeal in respect of the sanctions.

On the 4 May 2011 an England Athletics Appeal Panel chaired by Mr Walter Nicholls (Solicitor) assisted by Mr E Royle JP and A Lee, Team Leader England Athletics met in Manchester to consider the matter.

The panel decided that the athletes appeal fails and the findings and sanctions of the England Athletics Disciplinary panel be upheld. A full narrative from the panel is held by UKA.

The appeal panel clarified that the ban commenced on the date of the athletes conviction at the Crown Court i.e. 7 October 2010.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown CBE, Welfare Officer dbrown@uka.org.uk . Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision.



Marcel Joseph Gray

21 April 2010

On 20 March 2010 a Case Management Group ("CMG") of UK Athletics chaired by Mr Graham Heeley met to decide whether Marcel Joseph Gray should have their UKA Coach Licence withdrawn.

The CMG considered the evidence put before them and determined that one of the circumstances for withdrawal of a licence set out in condition 6.1 (in specific terms condition 6.1 (viii) falsification of coaching qualifications) of the Coach Licence Terms and Conditions existed.  Accordingly they recommended, under Condition 6.2 that his coach licence be withdrawn.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown CBE, Welfare Officer dbrown@uka.org.uk  Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision.



Mark Liversidge

4 January 2010

On 2 December 2009 a Case Management Group (“CMG”) of UK Athletics chaired by John Temperton met to decide whether Mark Liversidge should have his UKA Technical Officials Licence withdrawn.

The CMG considered the evidence put before them and determined that one of the circumstances for withdrawal of a licence set out in condition 5.1 of the Technical Officials Licence Terms and Conditions existed. Accordingly they recommended, under Condition 1.1 that his officials licence be withdrawn for a period of five years. The CMG also determined that Liversidge should not be used in any capacity at any UKA licensed/permit event at whatever level.

After the 2 December 2014 Liversidge may apply for a licence but any such application must satisfy the general officials licensing conditions in force at that time.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown CBE, Welfare Officer dbrown@uka.org.uk . Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision.

 


Andrew Edwards 

12 May 2009

On 31 March 2009 a Case Management Group (“CMG”) of UK Athletics chaired by Mr Graham Heeley met to decide whether Andrew Edwards should have their UKA Coach Licence withdrawn.

The CMG considered the evidence put before them and determined that one of the circumstances for withdrawal of a licence set out in condition 6.1 of the Coach Licence Terms and Conditions existed. Accordingly they recommended, under Condition 6.2 that his coach licence be withdrawn.

In the future Andrew Edwards may apply for a licence but any such application must satisfy the general coach licensing conditions in force at that time.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown CBE, Welfare Officer dbrown@ukathletics.org.uk . Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision.



Kenneth Phillips 

15 October 2008

On 10 September 2008 a Case Management Group (“CMG”) of UK Athletics chaired by Mr Graham Heeley met to decide whether Kenneth Phillips should have his UKA Technical Officials Licence withdrawn.

The CMG considered the evidence put before them and determined that one of the circumstances for withdrawal of a licence set out in condition 5.1 of the Technical Officials Licence Terms and Conditions existed. Accordingly they recommended, under Condition 1.1 that his officials licence be withdrawn.

Mr Phillips may apply for a licence but any such application must satisfy the particular conditions laid down by UK Athletics in this case together with the general officials licensing conditions in force at that time.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown CBE, Welfare Officer dbrown@uka.org.uk . Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision.



Ian Pudge

15 October 2008

On 10 September 2008 a Case Management Group (“CMG”) of UK Athletics chaired by Mr Graham Heeley met to decide whether Ian Pudge should have their UKA Coach Licence withdrawn.

The CMG considered the evidence put before them and determined that one of the circumstances for withdrawal of a licence set out in condition 6.1 of the Coach Licence Terms and Conditions existed. Accordingly they recommended, under Condition 6.2 that his coach licence be withdrawn.

Mr Pudge may apply for a licence in the future but any such application must satisfy the general coach licensing conditions in force at that time.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown CBE, Welfare Officer dbrown@ukathletics.org.uk . Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision.



James Bryce

14 January 2010

On 12 January 2010 a Case Management Group (“CMG”) of UK Athletics chaired by Mr Tony Carter met to decide whether James Bryce should have his UKA Coach Licence reinstated following a fixed period of suspension.

The CMG considered the evidence from interested parties and Mr Bryce and determined that one of the circumstances for refusal to grant a licence set out in condition 2 of the Coach Licence Terms and Conditions existed. Accordingly they recommended, under Condition 2.4 that his application for a licence be refused.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown CBE, Welfare Officer dbrown@ukathletics.org.uk . Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision.

30 April 2008

 An Independent Panel, chaired by Dr D Thompson of the Sports Dispute Resolution Panel has rejected an appeal by James Bryce against the restriction previously imposed on his coaching licence by UKA .

The Panel heard oral evidence from witnesses and,  having considered the evidence in relation to Mr Bryce's breach of the Coaches' Code of Conduct put before them ,  enhanced the penalty   from the original restriction to a full withdrawal of  the  licence .

The panel took into account that Mr. Bryce had been suspended from coaching for a period of nine months and have withdrawn his licence completely for a further fifteen months from the 23rd April 2008.

 


Simon Richardson

On 14 December 2007 a Case Management Group (“CMG”) of UK Athletics chaired by Zara Hyde Peters met to decide whether Simon Richardson should have their UKA Coach Licence withdrawn.

The CMG considered the evidence put before them and determined that one of the circumstances for withdrawal of a licence set out in condition 6.1 of the Coach Licence Terms and Conditions existed. Accordingly they recommended, under Condition 6.2 that his coach licence be withdrawn.

If you have any queries or want to discuss further please contact David Brown CBE, Welfare Officer dbrown@ukathletics.org.uk . Please note that he may be unable to give further details about this particular decision.