Rathbone ABC
Rules & Code of Conduct
November 2019

Club Rules: 
  • For your first session, Club subs are due on the day of the session and must be paid in cash before training. If you'd like to join RABC after your 1st session, annual fee and subs are to be paid online via GoCardless.  In the case of any payment problems please speak with a coach before the session.
  • All boxers MUST arrive 15 minutes before class starts to their wrap hands and warm up before the session.
  • On joining RABC, boxers will train towards competing under England Boxing rules. They will be expected to spar with other competitive amateur boxers when deemed competent and once registered and medicalled. Experienced boxers will be permitted to spar on completion of their transfer application.
  • Boxers wishing to transfer to RABC are encouraged to talk through their reasons for wanting to do so with their current club before approaching us.
  • RABC Boxers should endeavour to attend all competitive sessions. Holidays, shift work or other pre-arranged absence should be brought to the attention of a club coach in advance. We understand that everyone may not be able to attend every session but require commitment and discipline in training. The gym can only accommodate a certain number of boxers. Earn your space.
  • A RABC carded boxer is not permitted to train/spar at another boxing club without first notifying the head coach and gaining written permission to do so. Where possible, an RABC coach will accompany the boxer.
  • Any visiting boxers are at the invitation of a club coach and shall get written permission from their amateur club and if possible attend with a coach from that club.
  • All club members (boxers/coaches/volunteers) will promote diversity and inclusion regardless of age, sex, race, religion or lack of. Discrimination, bullying or exclusion will not be tolerated.
  • Members of RABC represent the club inside and outside the gym and therefore should not do anything to bring the club into disrepute. Criminal or anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and may lead to disciplinary action.
  • Boxers will be respectful to their team mates, coaches, officials, club facilities and equipment and each other’s property.


Code of Conduct (Coaches, Volunteers and Committee Members): 
  • Follow all policies and procedures laid down by England Boxing.
  • Abide by the rules of the club.
  • Consider the well-being and safety of participants before the development of performance.
  • Promote discipline and fairness at all times.
  • Lead by setting an example of a high standard of behaviour.
  • Promote and foster discipline and fairness at all times.
  • Earn the trust and respect of all participants through professionalism.
  • Encourage participants to value their performances and not just results.
  • Encourage and guide participants to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.


Code of Conduct (Parents/Carers):
  • Encourage your child to learn the rules and box within them.
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, improvement and commitment over results.
  • Never force your child to take part in sport. 
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
  • Support your child's involvement and help them to enjoy their sport.
  • Encourage and guide your child to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.
  • Coachable children develop into employable adults – help us foster an environment of learning, respect and discipline.

Failure to abide by the Club Rules and Code of Conduct will result in disciplined action and can result in the revocation of membership.