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Comment to the Media

At all stages it is vital that all club members and officials (other than those authorised by the BCU/ British Canoeing) refrain from comment and from giving interviews and statements to the media and press. Only those who are fully informed and briefed should be placed in a position to give or make statements and comment. Uninformed comment can be both harmful and damaging to the image of the sport and the Club. Misguided impulse gestures, whilst they may be done for the best possible reasons, can cause distress and hurt to the injured victims and their families. All should be aware that it is very difficult when being pressured to undertake an interview, not to make a statement or comment that could be erroneous or damaging.