Sports Integrity

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]


Integrity Policies

Tenpin Bowling Australia’s integrity policies fall under two categories. These are National Integrity Framework and Non-National Integrity Framework policies.

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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 Constitution  
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.  Competition Safeguarding Policy South Australia Addendum 22
Anti-Doping Policy
This policy keeps athletes safe and Tenpin Bowling fair, restricting the use of prohibited substances and methods to gain an advantage in competitions  
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.  
Selection Policy  
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.  
Social Media Policy  
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.    

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.

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Sport Integrity Australia – National Integrity Framework Resources for Members of Sport
Sport Integrity Australia’s resource portal for all things relating to the National Integrity Framework – including explanations of all National Integrity Policies and information for children and young people  
Sport Integrity Australia Anti-Doping Resources
Information about supplementsApplying for a Therapeutic Use ExemptionSubmitting Whereabouts informationInformation about athlete testing
What is the National Integrity Framework?
A short guide to help you understand what the National Integrity Framework is and how it works.  
Sport Integrity Australia Anti-Doping Video ResourcesWhat to expect from the Doping Control ProcessHow to check if you need a TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemption)How to check a medicationCassie Fien’s Cautionary Tale – Supplements (athletics)Thomas Carr’s supplement story (NRL)Introduction to Whereabouts  
Understanding the National Integrity Framework
A booklet with information about the National Integrity Framework, its policies, and Prohibited Conduct.  
What is Prohibited Conduct?
A short guide to what behaviours are not allowed under the National Integrity Framework.  
 
Sport Integrity Australia Complaints Process Resources
A suite of resources explaining how Sport Integrity Australia’s Complaints Process works.  
 
Sport Integrity Australia Complaints Process in 5 Steps
A short guide explaining how Sport Integrity Australia’s Complaints Process works.  
 
Sport Integrity Australia Video ResourcesWhat is the National Integrity Framework? Child Safeguarding Policy AnimationCompetition Manipulation and Sports Wagering Policy AnimationMember Protection Policy AnimationImproper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy AnimationComplaints Process Policy Animation   

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.

NATIONAL INTEGRITY FRAMEWORK
(Complaints Managed by Sport Integrity Australia)
NON-NATIONAL INTEGRITY FRAMEWORK
(Complaints Managed by Tenpin Bowling Australia)
The full list of Prohibited Conduct is available here, but includes things such as:  Selection and eligibility disputes
AbuseCompetition Rules disputes
BullyingCode of Conduct breaches
HarassmentSocial Media Policy breaches
Sexual MisconductGovernance misconduct
Unlawful DiscriminationEmployment disputes
VictimisationComplaints that are solely a Personal Grievance
Misconduct with a ChildWhistle-blower disclosures
Grooming
Supply of Drugs or Alcohol to a ChildAny other conduct prohibited under additional non-national integrity framework policies
Match, race, or competition fixing and other types of Competition ManipulationTo report any of the above, contact your Integrity Complaints Manager:
Rohan O’Neill – Integrity Manager
p: 0425 781 035
e: rohan[email protected]  
Supplying inside information for the purposes of gambling 
Betting by members on their own sport 
Unlawful use of over the counter or prescription drugs 
Inappropriate use or provision of supplements 
Use, possession or trafficking of illegal drugs 
Concealing information about Prohibited Conduct 
To report Prohibited Conduct, visit www.sportintegrity.gov.au/making-integrity-complaint-or-report 

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 FrameworkAnti-Doping Fundamentals
Child Safeguarding in Sport InductionAnnual Update
Competition Manipulation and Sports Betting CourseWhereabouts Course
Introduction to Illicit Drugs in SportMedical Practitioners Course
 Coaches 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.

The app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple and Android app stores.

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.

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 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.


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