The RBBC is committed to equality of opportunity regardless of disability, family responsibility, marital status, race, colour, ethnicity, nationality, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, transgender or sexual orientation.

The Club Aims to:

  • Create an environment in which people (including members, guests and visitors) treat each other with mutual respect.
  • Make its activities accessible to all, wherever this practically possible.

All Club members have a responsibility to challenge discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity.

To help us achieve this can club members please let the committee know if they have specific needs so we can make reasonable adjustments accordingly.


The Club is committed to ensuring that its members and are able to conduct their activities in an environment that is free from harassment, intimidation or bullying.

Harassment can be described as actions, behaviour comments or physical contact that are unwelcome, inappropriate, unreciprocated and objectionable or causes offence to the recipient. It may be related to age, gender, racial group, disability, religion or belief, social status, sexuality or some other personal characteristic.

Bullying is one form of personal harassment. It is the misuse of power or position to persistently criticize or to humiliate and undermine an individual’s confidence.

The Club regards discrimination and harassment or bullying as described above as gross misconduct and any member of the Club who discriminates against, harasses or bullies any other person will be liable to suspension from club activities or membership.


If a member (or guest/visitor) believes that have been treated in a way that conflicts with the Equality and Diversity statement or Harassment and Bullying Policy outlined above, they must raise it in person or in writing (or through an intermediary) with the member of the committee responsible for Dispute Resolution, and the committee member will then undertake an assessment of the alleged circumstances (calling on other committee members as appropriate) to determine whether follow up action is required.


The Richmond Bridge Rowing Club expects members to adhere to the minimum standards of behaviour as set out in this Code of Conduct. This has been written in-line with best practice advice prescribed by British Rowing to allow members to be treated as individuals and be able to enjoy safe participation in rowing. Breaches of this Code will be dealt with in accordance with the RBBC’s Complaints and Disciplinary Policies. At all times, members are expected to maintain responsible and sportsmanlike standards of conduct and to act in the best interests of the club, both during rows and events at the club and when away at events or competitions.

For full details refer to the RBBC Code of Conduct Dec 2018