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UK Athletics ban over 38 Coaches

The United Kingdom Athletics (UKA) yesterday (04) published names of thirty eight coaches and athletes whose coaching licenses have been withdrawn and some banned for life from taking or participating in any athletics events.

According to the UKA Website, it says, “the UKA take seriously a commitment to providing transparency around case decisions, and will endeavour – where possible – to publish some detail to ensure the sport is informed of the status of individuals. However, there may be times when we are unable to publish if there is risk it will compromise the work of partner agencies, or endanger the welfare of individuals involved in cases. ”

The axe also fell on four athletes including Scottish record holder in the 3000, 5000 and 10,000metres, Andrew Butchart who was suspended for twelve months and fined £5,000 and also asked to publicly apologise to the federation.  the three others include Michael Duncan, Kyle Langford and Mark Edwards.

Below is the table of the updated list from 04/10/2022

NAME

ROLE

HCAF

DATE OF SANCTION

SANCTION

DETAIL / DECISION

PAUL TIMMS LICENCED COACH EA 23/08/2022 1. COACH LICENCE RESIGNED LICENCE RESIGNED FOLLOWING DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE AT CLUB.
DAVID TUNE LICENCED COACH EA 10/08/2022 1. LICENCE RENEWAL REJECTED BY UK ATHLETICS RENEWAL REFUSED BY UK ATHLETICS AS A RESULT OF INAPPROPRIATE MESSAGES SENT TO A CHILD
MICHAEL FARROW LICENCED COACH EA 08/08/2022 1. CLUB MEMBERSHIP TERMINATED
2. COACH LICENCE REVOCATION BY UKA WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT AND THE SANCTION OF A LIFETIME BAN FOR ANY LICENCED ROLE WITHIN ATHLETICS
3. MEMBERSHIP WITH ENGLAND ATHLETICS IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED WITH THE SANCTION OF A LIFETIME BAN ON MEMBERSHIP OF ANY OTHER ENGLAND ATHLETICS AFFILIATED CLUB
DECISION
ANTONIO MINICHIELLO LICENCED COACH EA 08/08/2022 1. COACH LICENCE EXPIRED AND WILL NOT BE RENEWED RESULT OF THE ADJUDICATION
UKA STATEMENT
DANIEL MCFARLANE LICENCED COACH SA 17/06/2022 1. WITHDRAWAL OF COACH LICENCE JAILED FOR 5 YEARS FOR RAPE
BARRY CRAIGHEAD LICENCED OFFICIAL SA 06/05/2022 1. SUSPENSION FROM PARTICIPATING IN ANY EVENTS RELATING TO ATHLETICS IN SCOTLAND, IN ANY CAPACITY, FOR A PERIOD OF 2 YEARS
2. THAT BEFORE THE RESPONDENT CAN RETURN TO ANY FORM OF PARTICIPATION IN ATHLETICS IN SCOTLAND, HE MUST COMPLETE A SUITABLE PROGRAMME OF TRAINING AND EDUCATION AIMED AT ADDRESSING THE MATTERS THAT FORM THE SUBJECT OF THE CHARGES WHICH THE RESPONDENT HAS BEEN FOUND TO HAVE BREACHED
3. A WARNING AS TO HIS FUTURE CONDUCT
4. UK ATHLETICS HAS WITHDRAWN THE RESPONDENT’S OFFICIALS LICENCE
DECISION
MICHAEL DUNCAN ATHLETE EA 06/04/2022 1. BARRED PERMANENTLY FROM ANY AND ALL ATHLETICS. SENTENCED TO 2 YEARS IMPRISONMENT ON 25TH NOVEMBER 2021.  PLACED ON THE SEX OFFENDERS REGISTER FOR 10 YEARS
• ENGAGING IN SEXUAL COMMUNICATION WITH A CHILD
• ATTEMPTING TO CAUSE/INCITE A GIRL AGED 13-15 TO ENGAGE IN SEXUAL ACTIVITY,
• CAUSING A CHILD TO WATCH/LOOK AT AN IMAGE OF SEXUAL ACTIVITY
• MAKING AN INDECENT PHOTOGRAPH OR PSEUDO-PHOTOGRAPH OF A CHILD
• POSSESSING EXTREME PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL
MATTHEW LUMM LICENCED OFFICIAL EA 30/03/2022 1. BARRED PERMANENTLY FROM ANY AND ALL ATHLETICS AND SPECIFICALLY, HE IS BARRED PERMANENTLY FROM HOLDING OR OBTAINING A UK ATHLETICS LICENCE AND BARRED PERMANENTLY FROM OPERATING IN THE POSITION OF AN UNQUALIFIED LEADER OR HELPER DECISION OF A UKA SAFEGUARDING PANEL FOLLOWING CASE REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT OF RISK AND HARM
GERALD BABBIDGE LICENCED OFFICIAL EA 25/03/2022 1. MEMBERSHIP OF ATHLETICS CLUB TERMINATED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT
2. TECHNICAL OFFICIALS LICENCE REVOKED BY UK ATHLETICS
3. LIFETIME BAN FROM HOLDING ANY LICENCED ROLE WITHIN ATHLETICS WITH A MINIMUM TARIFF OF 5 YEARS
4. MEMBERSHIP OF ENGLAND ATHLETICS TERMINATED
5. LIFETIME BAN ON MEMBERSHIP OF ANY OTHER ENGLAND ATHLETICS AFFILIATED CLUB
6. LIFETIME SUSPENSION FROM COMPETITION.
DECISION
JOHN LEES LICENCED COACH SA 17/11/2021 1. LICENCE WITHDRAWN PERMANENTLY UKA STATEMENT
ERIC SIMPSON LICENCED COACH SA 06/10/2021 1. LICENCE WITHDRAWN PERMANENTLY
2. PERMANENTLY BARRED FROM ALL ATHLETICS ACTIVITY
JAILED FOR 8 YEARS FOR RAPE AND SERIOUS SEXUAL OFFENCES AGAINST TEENAGE GIRLS
CHRIS KING LICENCED COACH SA 20/07/2021 1. WITHDRAWAL OF COACH LICENCE
2. DATA LICENCE MAY BE REAPPLIED (SUBJECT TO REINSTATEMENT CONDITIONS WHERE APPLICABLE) ON 22/03/2022
LICENCE WAS RETURNED ON 21/06/22 FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF REQUIRED TRAINING
ANDREW BUTCHART ATHLETE SA 10/07/2021 1. RECEIVED A 12-MONTH SUSPENSION FROM ATHLETICS (SUSPENDED FOR A PERIOD OF 24 MONTHS)
2. FINED £5,000
3. RECEIVED A WARNING AS TO FUTURE CONDUCT
4. ORDERED TO PROVIDE A PUBLIC APOLOGY TO UKA
UKA STATEMENT
LIAM HALLOWS LICENCED COACH EA 14/09/2020 1. LICENCE RESTRICTED – CAN ONLY COACH ATHLETES OVER 18
2. CAN NOT RETURN TO COACHING AT HIS CURRENT CLUB FOR 12 MONTHS AND THEN ONLY WITH CONSENT
DECISION
JOHN LESLIE HOSKER LICENCED COACH EA 07/01/2020 1. BANNED FROM HOLDING ANY UKA LICENCE FOR LIFE
2. EXPELLED FROM CLUB MEMBERSHIP IN PERPETUITY
DECISION
SHANE ODIE LICENCED COACH SA 03/12/2019 1. BANNED FROM HOLDING ANY UKA LICENCE FOR LIFE
2. EXPELLED FROM CLUB MEMBERSHIP IN PERPETUITY
DECISION
PHILLIP ANDREW BANNING LICENCED COACH WA 03/12/2019 1. BANNED FROM HOLDING ANY UKA LICENCE FOR LIFE
2. EXPELLED FROM CLUB MEMBERSHIP IN PERPETUITY
DECISION
STEPHEN PASCOE LICENCED COACH EA 27/08/2019 1. COACH LICENCE NOT RENEWED DECISION
KYLE LANGFORD ATHLETE EA 23/07/2019 1. RECEIVED A FORMAL (AND FINAL WARNING) REPRIMAND ENTERED ON HIS RECORD
2. DISCIPLINARY SANCTION ENTRY ON UKA WEBSITE
3. RECEIVED £1,000 FINE, TO BE DONATED TO CHARITY
4. ONE DAY OF ATHLETICS COMMUNITY SERVICE – TO BE SERVED ASSISTING AT AN ATHLETICS EVENT WITH JUNIOR ATHLETES.
DECISION
DANIEL NOELKEN LICENCED COACH EA 17/06/2019 1. COACH LICENCE NOT RENEWED DECISION
KENNETH MILTON LICENCED COACH SA 10/06/2019 1. COACH LICENCE NOT RENEWED DECISION
PETER GRAHAM BROWN LICENCED COACH EA 19/02/2019 1. BANNED FROM HOLDING ANY UKA LICENCE FOR LIFE
2. EXPELLED FROM CLUB MEMBERSHIP IN PERPETUITY
DECISION
GEOFFREY BAYLES LICENCED COACH EA 18/02/2019 1. COACH LICENCE NOT RENEWED DECISION
PETER GRAHAM WELLS LICENCED COACH
TECHNICAL OFFICIAL
EA 09/01/2019 1. BANNED FROM HOLDING ANY UKA LICENCE FOR LIFE
2. EXPELLED FROM CLUB MEMBERSHIP IN PERPETUITY
DECISION
DAVID KEITH BILLIARD LICENCED COACH EA 25/07/2018 1. BANNED FROM HOLDING ANY UKA LICENCE FOR LIFE
2. EXPELLED FROM CLUB MEMBERSHIP IN PERPETUITY
DECISION
MALCOLM BLACKMORE LICENCED COACH EA 12/09/2017
AMENDED
12/03/2018
1. BANNED FROM HOLDING ANY UKA LICENCE FOR LIFE DECISION
DAVID BILLINGTON LICENCED COACH EA 12/09/2017 AMENDED 12/03/2018 1. BANNED FROM HOLDING ANY UKA LICENCE FOR LIFE DECISION
ALASTAIR ABRAMS LICENCED COACH EA 12/09/2017 AMENDED 12/03/2018 1. BANNED FROM HOLDING ANY UKA LICENCE FOR LIFE DECISION
A.N. OTHER LICENCED OFFICIAL 14/03/2017 1. LICENCE WITHDRAWN WHILST NOTING SERVICE PROVIDED OVER MANY YEARS
2. UKA WILL WORK WITH THE OFFICIAL TO PROVIDE ALTERNATIVE SUITABLE ACTIVITY IN THE SPORT
DECISION
ADAM TOFIED LICENCED COACH EA 24/11/2015 1. WITHDRAWAL OF COACH LICENCE
2. DATA LICENCE MAY BE REAPPLIED (SUBJECT TO REINSTATEMENT CONDITIONS WHERE APPLICABLE) ON 24/08/2018
TIM SNOWDON LICENCED COACH EA 08/04/2015 1. WITHDRAWAL OF COACH LICENCE
2. DATA LICENCE MAY BE REAPPLIED (SUBJECT TO REINSTATEMENT CONDITIONS WHERE APPLICABLE) ON 12/02/2033
JAMIE OSBORNE LICENCED COACH EA 07/04/2015 1. WITHDRAWAL OF COACH LICENCE
2. DATA LICENCE MAY BE REAPPLIED (SUBJECT TO REINSTATEMENT CONDITIONS WHERE APPLICABLE) ON 03/03/2034
JP LAMARQUE LICENCED OFFICIAL FRN 07/04/2015 1. WITHDRAWAL OF OFFICIAL LICENCE FOLLOWING RESIGNATION
DANIEL BUNN LICENCED COACH EA 20/08/2014 1. WITHDRAWAL OF COACH LICENCE
2. DATA LICENCE MAY BE REAPPLIED (SUBJECT TO REINSTATEMENT CONDITIONS WHERE APPLICABLE) ON 20/08/2034
ROGER DEVLIN LICENCED COACH EA 15/10/2013 1. WITHDRAWAL OF COACH LICENCE
2. DATA LICENCE MAY BE REAPPLIED (SUBJECT TO REINSTATEMENT CONDITIONS WHERE APPLICABLE) ON 26/11/2018
GEORGE SKAFIDAS LICENCED COACH EA 12/08/2013 1. WITHDRAWAL OF COACH LICENCE
2. DATA LICENCE MAY BE REAPPLIED (SUBJECT TO REINSTATEMENT CONDITIONS WHERE APPLICABLE) ON 12/08/2018
UKA STATEMENT
ALLAN THOMAS ELLIS LICENCED COACH WA 25/07/2012 1. WITHDRAWAL OF COACH LICENCE
ALLAN THOMAS ELLIS LICENCED OFFICIAL WA 25/07/2012 1. WITHDRAWAL OF OFFICIAL LICENCE
MARK EDWARDS ATHLETE EA 09/06/2011 1. RECEIVED THREE YEAR SUSPENSION FOLLOWING UK ANTI-DOPING CONFIRMATION OF AN ANTI-DOPING RULE VIOLATION UKA STATEMENT
ANDREW EDWARDS LICENCED COACH EA 31/03/2009 1. WITHDRAWAL OF COACH LICENCE
IAN DAVID PUDGE LICENCED COACH EA 10/09/2009 1. WITHDRAWAL OF COACH LICENCE
KENNETH PHILLIPS LICENCED OFFICIAL SA 10/09/2008 1. WITHDRAWAL OF OFFICIAL LICENCE
SIMON RICHARDSON LICENCED COACH EA 14/12/2007 1. WITHDRAWAL OF COACH LICENCE
JASON CROOK LICENCED COACH EA 11/04/2007 1. COACH LICENCE NOT RENEWED
DAVID COTTAM LICENCED COACH EA 11/04/2007 1. COACH LICENCE NOT RENEWED
JOHN HOUGHTON LICENCED COACH EA 18/01/2007 1. COACH LICENCE NOT RENEWED
2. DATE LICENCE MAY BE REAPPLIED (SUBJECT TO REINSTATEMENT CONDITIONS WHERE APPLICABLE) ON 13/12/2013
MARTYN MINTER LICENCED COACH EA 05/12/2006 1. WITHDRAWAL OF COACH LICENCE