Sport is an Australian way of life. It brings people together, transcending differences in language, ability, culture 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, supporters 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, education resources, information about the different topics and instructions on how to lodge a complaint.
We take sport integrity seriously and the following policies were approved in June 2022.
We want to protect athletes, prevent doping and maintain the integrity of Tenpin Bowling. To do this, we need to educate people about the benefits of keeping our sport clean. Sport Integrity Australia has some wonderful resources available about sport integrity for all levels of athletes, their parents, teachers, coaches and support personnel.
- Sport Integrity Australia eLearning – offers a number of online courses relating to sport integrity.
- Sport Integrity Australia App – The Sport Integrity app was developed by Sport Integrity Australia to help Australian athletes compete clean. Apple or Android downloads available.
- Prohibited List – Substances and methods that are prohibited in sport. Updated by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Individual products or brands are not named on the Prohibited List so athletes should always check the status of all medications before they use them on GlobalDRO.
- Checking your substances – Global DRO allows users to check whether the most commonly prescribed and over-the-counter medicines in Australia are permitted or prohibited in sport.
- Therapeutic Use Exemptions – 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.
- 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, child safety, inclusion and integrity issues in sport. Apple and Android apps are available.
- Sport Integrity Australia Facebook Page
- Sport Integrity Australia Twitter Page
- Sport Integrity Australia Instagram Page
- Sport Integrity Australia Podcast – ‘On Side’
- Sport Integrity Australia YouTube page
- Sport Integrity Matters Newsletter
Everyone from athletes, parents, support personnel, administrators and supporters play a role in protecting the integrity of our sport.
If you see something, say something!
Tenpin Bowling has opted-in to the independent complaints handling process for integrity-related issues run by Sport Integrity Australia.
From June 2022, concerns or complaints about alleged breaches of our National Integrity Framework can be reported directly to Sport Integrity Australia through the following methods:
- Filling in a formal complaint or reporting a concern through the form on the Sport Integrity Australia website
- Phoning 13 000 27232
- Completing the ‘report an issue’ form in the Sport Integrity App. This can be anonymous if you choose.
All alleged breaches in relation to our National Integrity Framework and associated integrity policies will be managed under our Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy. This sets out the process for resolving complaints arising from a breach of an eligible policy.
Complaints in relation to breaches under the National Integrity Framework will be managed independently by Sport Integrity Australia.
Sport should be a safe and fair place for all participants.
Sport Integrity Australia offers a safe place for people to raise concerns about behaviour they’ve witnessed or experienced in sport.
Click here to find information about how to raise a concern, and what will happen with the information provided to Sport Integrity Australia.
Sport Integrity Australia Complaint & Dispute Flowchart
Other information links
- Sport Integrity Complaint Step-by-Step Process – This document outlines the five steps in the complaints process under the Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy.