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Wimbledon Windmilers take the wellbeing and welfare of its members seriously. This begins by providing a safe environment for all our members. Our policies and procedures set out minimum standards of expectations, best practice and complaints handling via a disciplinary procedure.

All club members have the right to feel safe, comfortable and supported at all times when attending training sessions and other events organised by Wimbledon Windmilers. If this is not how you  feel, or you have concerns about the treatment of any other member at the club please make contact with one of the club’s welfare officers. You can contact them confidentially via email: [email protected]

From a proactive perspective we run different wellbeing initiatives throughout the year. Recent examples include the Run and Talk scheduled runs, and the Coffee roulette buddy system.

The club’s Welfare Officers are Richard Cohen and Shirley Twist

Richard Cohen
Shirley Twist


If you are concerned about something that’s happened to you, or to a friend, at the club, you can email the welfare officers confidentially for advice. The Welfare Officers will:

  1. Deal with confidential matters that may arise related to athletes, and have an understanding and an appropriate way to deal with such matters
  2. Be responsible for the promotion of codes of conduct to members
  3. Receive, record, and pass on to the appropriate body any concerns relating to the welfare of vulnerable adults
  4. Support the registration of all personnel involved with the club/organisation (Disclosure and Barring Service – DBS checks)
  5. Recognise the difference between poor practice according to club rules, and matters that would be seen as welfare issue

Code of Conduct

As a member of the Windmilers, it is important that you read and abide by the club code of conduct (available in the member’s area). If you feel in any way that others within the club are not following these codes of conduct then you should contact a welfare officer as soon as possible.