Child Protection and Welfare

Sports Day 2010 image via, FlickrChildren’s early experiences of athletics need to be positive and enjoyable, irrespective of their ability, gender, social or ethnic background.

Mount Merrion Athletics Club follows best practice in child welfare policy and in our Code of Conduct which promotes the rights and dignity of each member.

All Members (including their Parents/Guardians) on joining MMAC (“the Club”) shall be aware and comply with “the Club” Policies, the MMAC Code of Conduct for Parents/Guardians and Young Persons/Athletes, together with Athletics Association of Ireland’s Code of Ethics & Good Practice for Children in Athletics (available for download on their website).

The purpose of the documents listed below is to provide easy access to essential information on the Club’s Child Welfare Policy and provide information on:

  • Bullying
  • Code of Conduct and Behaviour for Parents/Guardians and Young Persons/Athletes


In order to ensure a fun and safe environment for our athletes, aggressive or bullying behaviour will not be tolerated. View more information on how our club addresses bullying.

Code of Conduct

As well as our own club Code of Conduct, both parents/guardians and young people are required to adhere to the general Athletics Ireland Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children in Athletics:

More Information

If you have any concerns, or require further details, please contact the Mount Merrion Athletics Club’s Child Protection/Welfare Officer, Maria J. McCarthy:
Phone: 0868523039