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Case Management Decisions


*UK Athletics will publish case management decisions where it is legally permitted to do so and where it does not conflict with our work in coordination with other agencies.

Published decisions will be removed following the expiry of the initial disciplinary action in line with the rehabilitation of offenders act and other guidelines.

 

David Keith Billiard – Birmingham

25 July 2018

On 30 June 2018 a Case Management Group (“CMG”) of UK Athletics chaired by Mr Terry Bailey met to decide whether David Keith Billiard should have his UKA Coach Licence withdrawn.

The CMG considered the evidence put before them and determined that at least 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 Billiard, from holding any form of UKA license, for life with a minimum tariff of twenty years.

b)        Implement the terms of Rule 21(16) S3 Supplement (Rules for Competition 1st April 2018) to expel him from club membership in perpetuity *. (see full Rule for details)

*UKA are aware that his existing club had already taken that course of action prior to this decision.

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 decision. 


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of UK Athletics chaired by Mr Graham Heeley met to decide whether Malcolm Blackmore should have his UKA Coach Licence withdrawn.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.

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 decision. 

Amended 12th March 2018


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.

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 decision. 

Amended 12th March 2018


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.

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 decision. 

Amended 12th March 2018


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


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.