Message from the Board of Athletics WA:
In April 2017 Athletics WA received a complaint about the conduct of a coach towards other AWA athletes and a coach at a training session at the WA Athletics Stadium. In accordance with the AWA Members Protection Policy, the complaint was fully investigated and found to have been substantiated. As a result, that coach had their accreditation suspended by Athletics Australia and is required to undergo a further training course prior to having their accreditation reinstated. An appeal of that penalty was considered by an Athletics WA Appeal Tribunal and subsequently dismissed in August 2017.
Members of AWA should be confident that inappropriate conduct by other members will not be condoned and that genuine complaints will be dealt with in accordance with the AWA Member Protection Policy.