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Important notice on behaviour

- 11th Jul 2018

Alongside all the super positive news stories coming out of Stockport Harriers on a regular basis, we are sorry to report that a number of newspaper articles featuring a small number of Junior athletes on display in the clubhouse have been wilfully defaced.

Following this discovery, the Welfare Secretaries, on behalf of the entire committee, would like to appeal to all users of the club house, members, and non-members alike, that they behave sportingly at all times, and do not resort to this kind of ill treatment of their fellow athletes.

These are just kids, and they don’t deserve to be treated like this for any reason, especially not for doing well. We should all be proud of them!

They should be able to expect to feel safe and supported, not hated.

This incident could have a huge effect on their self-esteem and desire to be part of the club.

We have probably all read the stats on the drop off rate among teens in athletics, so shouldn’t we be giving our talented teenage athletes as much positive reinforcement as we can to encourage them to stay?

Unsporting behaviour has no place at Stockport Harriers.

If you know anything about these incidents or have other welfare issues you would like help with, please contact Jen and Rachel your Welfare Officers.

You all follow Stockport Harriers, and we should all support and encourage one another each other in the name of sport regardless of our coaching group, parkrun time, or how many marathons we have run.

Let’s celebrate Team Stockport rather than bring our team mates down and our club into disrepute.