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Coach banned after investigation into allegations of misconduct

by Jasmine Yamada (2020-07-14)

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British Athletics have banned a top javelin coach for four years following an inquiry into allegations he had an inappropriate relationship with an athlete.

Former world junior javelin champion David Parker, who worked at the National Performance Institute and Loughborough University, was proved to have breached his coaching licence by a disciplinary panel and subsequent appeal committee.

Parker, 38, was suspended by British Athletics last November following allegations of misconduct, which reportedly included a relationship with a female student at the university, whose age is unknown.






David Parker was proved to have breached his coaching licence by a disciplinary panel







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A disciplinary panel recommended a ban longer than four years, though this was reduced after Parker appealed.

According to UK Athletics coaching licence guidelines, a responsible athletics coach must 'maintain a strict and clear boundary between friendship and intimacy with athletes and not conduct inappropriate relationships with athletes'.

Parker, who still describes himself as an assessor for the UK Strength and Conditioning Association and who is understood to still be coaching abroad, has no opportunity to appeal further.






Parker was suspended by British Athletics last November following allegations of misconduct




 



Beth Dobbin, who spent the majority of the 2018 season working on reception at Loughborough University, was brought into the British Athletics funding system on Tuesday.

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