Athletics NSW (ANSW) is taking this opportunity to remind all ANSW registered athletes, clubs, coaches, officials and volunteers about the uniform policy of ANSW.
As per Rule 6.1 in the 2014 NSW Winter Handbook
Registered ANSW club athletes are required to wear their club uniform in all championship events. Current Athletics NSW registration numbers are required to be firmly fixed at the front and back, clearly showing the whole bib.
In the past, a degree of leniency has been displayed to athletes who were not wearing their correct club uniform.
Effective immediately, athletes must compete in their correct club uniform and ANSW competition bib.
Athletes observed to not be wearing their correct club uniform and ANSW competition bib will be disqualified. At the discretion of ANSW, an athlete disqualified for incorrect uniform may be permitted to compete but will not obtain an official time or be eligible for championship medals or points towards the Winter Club Trophy, Winter Club Premiership, or the NSW Distance Runner and Distance Walker of the Year.
ANSW advises that there will be no retrospective disqualifications.
Athletics clubs have a very important role to play in ensuring their members – both new and returning, are correctly attired for competition by wearing their respective club uniform.
The wearing of a club uniform generates a sense of pride, identity and team spirit among club members and assists athletes, officials and spectators identify club members when they are competing. Furthermore, the wearing of a club uniform is a way for athletes to acknowledge their club’s support for its athletes as well as an opportunity for clubs to promote themselves through the performances of their athletes.
If you have any queries, please contact Brent Hayward, ANSW Competition Manager on 02 02 9746 1122 or firstname.lastname@example.org ; or Greg Meagher, ANSW CEO on 02 02 9746 1122 or email@example.com.
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