Sport is an Australian way of life. It brings people together, transcending differences in language, ability, cultures, and beliefs, and provides physical, social, and economic benefits.
Threats to sports integrity include competition manipulation, doping, and behaviours that impact people’s positive experience of sport, such as discrimination or abuse.
Integrity in sport means that athletes, support persons, and fans can participate and celebrate sport, confident in the knowledge that they are part of a safe, ethical, and inclusive environment.
Tenpin Bowling Australia takes integrity seriously.
All our members and participants have an obligation to protect and maintain the integrity of sport, as well as the health and wellbeing of our athletes.
We work closely with Sport Integrity Australia; the federal agency established to prevent and deal with integrity threats in sport. For more information visit the Sport Integrity Australia website.
On this page, you will find our integrity rules as outlined by the National Integrity Framework, education and training resources, information about different topics and instructions on how to lodge a complaint.
If you have questions regarding any of the information below, please contact:
Rohan O’Neill – Integrity Manager
p: 0425 781 035
e: [email protected]
Tenpin Bowling Australia’s integrity policies fall under two categories. These are National Integrity Framework and Non-National Integrity Framework policies.
|NATIONAL INTEGRITY FRAMEWORK||NON-NATIONAL INTEGRITY FRAMEWORK|
|National Integrity Framework Policy|
The overarching policy of the National Integrity Framework that defines the scope of the Framework, how its policies apply, and the responsibilities of Tenpin Bowling Australia under the Framework.
|Tenpin Bowling Australia also has non-national integrity framework policies that are administered through TBA. Some of these topics include social media, privacy, national team selection policy, etc. To view these policies, please head to the TBA policies webpage by clicking here|
|Child Safeguarding Policy|
This policy protects children in Tenpin Bowling Australia by putting in place rules and processes to ensure sporting environments are inclusive, positive, and safe for all children, all the time. Child Safeguarding Policy South Australia Addendum 22
|Competition Manipulation and Sports Wagering Policy|
This policy keeps Tenpin Bowling fair by protecting sporting competitions from competition manipulation (also known as match-fixing) and associated betting activity.
|Member Protection Policy|
This policy protects the welfare, wellbeing, and health of everyone involved in Tenpin Bowling Australia. It provides clear definitions of abuse, bullying, harassment, sexual misconduct, discrimination, victimisation, and vilification in sport, along with information on how to report these behaviours.
|Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy|
This policy protects athletes from harm caused by the improper use of medicines, supplements, and illegal drugs.
|Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy|
This policy provides Tenpin Bowling Australia and its participants with an independent and impartial complaint management process run by Sport Integrity Australia. This means when someone wants to make a formal Complaint about allegations of Prohibited Conduct, it will be Evaluated and Assessed independently by Sport Integrity Australia, removing any risk of a conflict of interest or perceptions of bias.
All National Integrity Framework policies adopted by Tenpin Bowling Australia can be found on the relevant links on TBA’s Sport Integrity webpage – click here
All Non-National Integrity Framework policies of Tenpin Bowling Australia can be found on TBA’s policies webpage – click here
Additional Information & Resources
Some integrity policies can be difficult to understand. Thankfully, there are several additional resources available to help you understand Tenpin Bowling Australia’s integrity policies.
Making a Complaint
As of 1 June 2022, Tenpin Bowling Australia has commenced the National Integrity Framework. This means that Complaints relating to National Integrity Framework policies which occurred after this date will be handled by Sport Integrity Australia through their independent complaints process.
Unacceptable behaviours under National Integrity Framework policies are known as Prohibited Conduct. Under the National Integrity Framework, anything that may constitute Prohibited Conduct must be reported to Sport Integrity Australia. Sport Integrity Australia will also manage issues relating to Tenpin Bowling Australia’s Anti-Doping policy.
Tenpin Bowling Australia will continue to manage Non-National Integrity Framework issues, and any issues which occurred before the commencement date.
Issues to Report to Sport Integrity Australia: To report any of the listed issues in this column, please report prohibited conduct by visiting www.sportintegrity.gov.au/making-integrity-complaint-or-report
Issues to Report to Tenpin Bowling Australia: To report any of the listed issues in this column, contact your Integrity Complaints Manager: Rohan O’Neill – Integrity Manager p: 0425 781 035 e: [email protected]
Integrity Education Recommendations
When it comes to sport integrity, it is critical that our athletes and support personnel are aware of their rights and responsibilities. There are a range of tools and resources available to help keep participants informed.
Integrity eLearning Sport Integrity Australia eLearning offers several online courses relating to sport integrity. There are new courses specifically about the National Integrity Framework, as well as specific anti-doping courses are also available for coaches, support persons, medical practitioners and parents.
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|National Integrity Framework||Anti-Doping Fundamentals|
|Child Safeguarding in Sport Induction||Annual Update|
|Competition Manipulation and Sports Betting Course||Whereabouts Course|
|Introduction to Illicit Drugs in Sport||Medical Practitioners Course|
|Parents Guide to Clean Sport Course|
For certain people, eLearning courses are mandatory under Tenpin Bowling Australia’s Sport Integrity Australia Anti-Doping Plan.
Anyone required to complete these courses can submit their ‘eLearning certificate’ to [email protected]
Sport Integrity app
The Sport Integrity app is a one-stop shop for all sport integrity needs, downloaded by more than 50,000 Australian athletes and support staff.
The app allows users to check whether their medications are banned in sport, find low risk supplements to reduce their change of testing positive accidentally, and check whether they need a Therapeutic Use Exemption. The app also provides direction on how to raise concerns about things like doping, match-fixing, harassment or illicit drug use. It features further information on eLearning modules, whereabouts and testing information and gives users the opportunity to provide feedback to Sport Integrity Australia.
Prohibited List of substances and methods
The Prohibited List outlines the substances and methods that are prohibited in sport. It is updated annually by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Remember that individual products or brands are not named on the Prohibited List. Athletes should check the status of all medications before they use them on GlobalDRO.
Checking your substances
When it comes to Sport Integrity, it is critical that our athletes and support personnel are aware of their rights and responsibilities. There are a range of tools and resources available to help keep participants informed.
Sport Integrity Australia eLearning offers several online courses relating to sport integrity. There are new courses specifically about the National Integrity Framework, as well as specific anti-doping courses also available for coaches, support persons, medical practitioners and parents.
Global DRO allows users to check whether the most commonly prescribed and over-the-counter medicines in Australia are permitted or prohibited in sport.
If an athlete requires use of a prohibited substance to treat a medical condition, the athlete needs to be aware of the Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) requirements. For more information on a Therapeutic Use Exemptions visit Sport Integrity Australia’s website.
Play by the Rules
Play by the Rules provides information, resources, tools and free online training to administrators, coaches, officials, players, parents and spectators to assist them in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment, inclusion and integrity issues in Sport.
Stay up to date on social media
Keep up to date with all that is happening in sport integrity by following Sport Integrity Australia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or listen to On Side, the official podcast of Sport Integrity Australia.