A new interim Disciplinary Code has been published today replacing the previous version known as the Judicial Code.
Following his appointment earlier this year, Judicial Chair, Sir Gary Hickinbottom has taken the time to review British Wrestling’s Judicial Code and has made a number of recommendations to the British Wrestling Board in order to bring the document up to a standard that he is willing to work within whilst a broader review takes place.
The new code now called the Disciplinary Code, acts as British Wrestling’s formal complaints policy and is implemented by Sir Gary in an independent capacity. The interim Disciplinary Code is available here and always available on the policies page of the website.
Whilst it may look different to the previous Judicial Code the substantive changes are few and include:
Whilst making the edits recommended by Sir Gary Hickinbottom the British Wrestling Board also took the opportunity to sign up to use the Sport Integrity. Funded by UK Sport, Sport Integrity is a three-year pilot project that has been developed to support National Governing Bodies to deliver their responsibilities for upholding conduct in their sports.
The pilot involves creating and operating an independent disclosure and investigations process for the high-performance sport system and has been in operation for 12 months previously only available to sports on full World Class Programme funding. Signing up to Sport Integrity is a condition of funding for UK Sport funded organisations as part of their Whyte Review response. British Wrestling will notify all those individuals covered by this service separately.