OXFORD UNIVERSITY RIFLE CLUB
CODE OF CONDUCT 2008/2009
2.0. Club Activities
3.0. Specialist Officers
4.0. Event Organisers & Activity Leaders
5.0. University/Club Activities
6.0. Activity Registration
7.0 First Aid
8.0. Accident and Emergency Procedures
9.0. Training Courses
10.0. Club Complaints Procedure
11.0. Governing Body Recommendations
13.0. Code of Conduct Guidelines (section 6 of the safety webpages)
1.1. "Being totally committed to the safety of its members, the Oxford University Rifle Club (OURC)
will operate in accordance with the current Home Office, NSRA and NRA (hereinafter referred to
as „NGB‟) rules and the following document and, so far as is permitted by the Home Office and
the NGB, in accordance with the Proctors‟ rules”
1.2. The Club is affiliated to the recognised National Governing Body for our sport:-
The National Rifle Association
Telephone Number: (01483) 797777
Fax Number: (01483) 797285
The National Smallbore Rifle Association
Lord Robert‟ Centre
Telephone Number: (0845) 130 6772
Fax Number: (01483) 476392
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1.3. It is the responsibility of the Secretary to ensure that affiliation is paid on the due date of the 1st of
April and any information on new or current “Best Practice” requested. A copy of the affiliation
form should be provided to the ASO as soon as the affiliation/membership is renewed and where
1.4. The club will appoint a new committee in Hilary Term to start at the beginning of the subsequent
academic year. The committee will serve for one complete academic year. Members of the
previous committee will, however assist the new committee to ensure a smooth transition.
1.5. The chairman of the new committee or his representative, will arrange a Safety
Briefing/Compliance meeting with the Area Safety Officer (Sport) before taking up office at the
beginning of Michaelmas term.
1.6. The reviewed and signed versions of the Code of Conduct and Risk Assessment will be supplied
to the Area Safety Officer (Sport) at an agreed time after the appointment of the new committee.
1.7. The clubs appointed “Senior Member” is Gwilym Hughes (Nuffield College).
1.8. It is the responsibility of the individual, to bring to the attention of the Committee, any known
medical condition or previous injuries that may affect their or other Club member‟s safe
participation within the sport. If the issue is of a sensitive nature, then this can be raised via
1.9. The Club Code of Conduct, Risk Assessment and Constitution shall be available for members on
the club website in the “about OURC” section.
2.0 Club Activities
FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2008/2009 OUR PROPOSED ACTIVITIES WILL BE:
ACTIVITY DAY/DATE VENUE/LOCATION
Training (MT and HT only) Monday & Thursdays The Lord Nuffield Club
Smallbore Matches only As and when arranged The Lord Nuffield Club or where
Fullbore training As and when arranged Bisley Camp, Brookwood, Surrey
Fullbore matches As and when arranged Bisley Camp, Brookwood, Surrey
Easter Bisley April Bisley Camp, Brookwood, Surrey
Imperial Meeting July Bisley Camp, Brookwood, Surrey
3.0 Specialist Officers
3.1. The Club Committee will consist of at least three of the following officers who shall be fully
matriculated members of the University:
POSITION NAME E-MAIL
President Thomas Wharram firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Will Owen email@example.com
Treasurer Ben Perkins firstname.lastname@example.org
3.2. The Club committee may also consist of the following positions who shall be fully matriculated
members of the University, subject to a maximum of ten committee members. Up to three of
these positions can be held simultaneously.
The Ladies Captain: Emma Saxton
The Safety Officer: Tibor Barna
The police liaison Officer: Tibor Barna
The Match Rifle Captain: (Please direct comments to the president)
The Social Secretary: Emma Saxton
The Alumni Secretary: Raveem Ismail
3.3. The Club Committee will also consist of the following positions who do not need to be full
matriculated members of the University and will be considered ex-officio
The Senior Advisor: Steve Hebbs
The Firearms Certificate Holder: Nick Davies
3.4 The above committee members must act in accordance with the Constitution and Code of Practice.
4.0. Event Organiser, Activity Leaders and Coaches and/or Instructors
4.1. The University of Oxford Rifle Club will follow the guidelines for Event Organisers and Activity
Leaders, as detailed in the „guidelines for the Code of Conduct‟ as displayed in section 6 of the
safety webpages at www.sport.ox.ac.uk.
4.2. The president has overall responsibility for any Club activity that occurs under the name of
Oxford University Rifle Club, although he/she may delegate tasks to various members of the
committee at his/her discretion, who then assumes responsibility for that task.
The President has ultimate responsibility for the following:
Ensuring that all aspects of the trip‟s planning have been covered. His includes transport,
accommodation (where necessary), range hire and all aspects of equipment.
Providing the appropriate Committee members with comprehensive details of the activity and of
ay tasks delegated to them.
Providing the participants with sufficient information to ensure they are in no doubt as to the
nature of the trip and their personal responsibilities and requirements. This includes the
participant‟s responsibility and legal requirement to inform the committee of any relevant medical
Encouraging all participants to respect the Club guidelines and not to bring the club into
Filing a report (on line accident report form) with the ASO of any incident within 24 hours of the
completion of the activity, or as soon as is reasonably practical. Where appropriate the NGB shall
also be informed.
4.3 In the absence of the President, the senior committee member or committee member instructed by
the president, present at an activity has overall responsibility.
4.4. Activity Participants:
Although Activity Leaders are responsible for informing participants about the exact nature of an
activity, participants should be aware that they are responsible for their own actions, especially if
they choose to disregard advice given by a Committee member or coach.
5.0. University Sports Club Activities
5.1. The Oxford University Rifle Club will undertake its activities as outlined in section 6 of the Code
of Conduct guidelines to this document. The Club member will act in accordance with the Club
Constitution as well as the NGB and Home Office guidelines.
6.0. Activity Registration
6.1. The Oxford University Rifle Club will follow the guidelines of the Trip Registration Form
guidelines for trips in the United Kingdom and abroad, as detailed in section 10 and 11 of the
7.0. First Aid
7.1. There is a first aid kit for the use of the club at the Lord Nuffield Club it is stored at the reception.
7.2. The name of the Club Range Conducting Officers for 2008/2009 are:
NAME POSITION E-MAIL
Thomas Wharram RCO email@example.com
Ben Perkins RCO firstname.lastname@example.org
Will Owen RCO email@example.com
8.0. Accident and Emergency Procedures
8.1. The Oxford University Rifle Club shall follow the Accident and Emergency Procedures, as
detailed in section 7 of the safety webpage. It will adhere to the guidelines laid down by the
facility operators at both the Lord Nuffield Club and at Bisley Camp or any other approved range.
9.0. Training Courses
9.1. Members acting as RCO‟s are encouraged to take the RCO courses offered by the NGB.
10.0 Clubs Complaints Procedure
10.1. The Club operates a procedure that allows Club members to raise complaints about issues, which
might include the following:
The safety of Club activities.
Poor standards of instruction or leadership.
The standard of equipment used for Club activities.
Poor Club Administration.
The lack of suitable activities for their level of participation.
10.2. Complaints concerning Club safety or operational matters should initially be addressed to the
Club President. If this does not prove satisfactory a written complaint should be made to the
Sports Administrator in the Sports Federation. If this reply is unsatisfactory then a written
complaint should be made to the Director of Sport or the ASO.
11. 0 Club Social Functions
Social functions form an important part of a club‟s activities. As a result Clubs have a
responsibility for any organized activity, including social events. Please be reminded that Clubs
should under no circumstances place students under any pressure to take part or pass any form of
initiation as part of their membership of the Club. All students should be able and encouraged to
participate in student activities in an atmosphere free from discrimination or fear. The Oxford
University Rifle Club operates within the overall framework of Oxford University and as an
Oxford University Club cases of disrepute at social functions will be treated seriously.
12.0. Governing Body Recommendations
The University of Oxford Rifle Club will act in accordance with the Home Office and current
13.0. Declaration (All officers must sign)
As a Club Official I am aware of my moral and legal obligations to my fellow Club members.
I have read and understand, agree to abide by, and enforce the rules of the Club Constitution,
Code of Practice, Risk Assessment and this document.
POSITION NAME SIGNATURE
President Thomas Wharram
Secretary Will Owen
Treasurer Ben Perkins
Safety Officer Tibor Barna
Police Liaison Officer Tibor Barna
The Match Rifle Captain Aldo Lilly
The Ladies Captain Emma Saxton
Alumni Secretary Raveem Ismail
Social Secretary Emma Saxton
FAC Holder Nick Davies