Coach licence permanently withdrawn: John Lees

Friday 19th November 2021

UKA website announcement 

An independent Appeal Committee of UK Athletics (UKA) Chaired by leading Queen’s Counsel, Jane Mulcahy QC, has imposed a permanent ban on former athletics coach John Lees from holding a UKA Coach Licence.

The Panel found Mr Lees guilty of five charges relating to his misconduct towards athletes, an additional two charges having been also admitted by Mr Lees.

To view the published Sanction Decision please follow this link. (Please note that the Sanction Decision contains graphic descriptions).

At scottishathleitcs, we send our thanks to the athletes involved for the courage they have shown in giving evidence in this case. We also want to thank those involved in the disciplinary process.

We remind and encourage anyone with a Welfare or Safeguarding concern or complaint to share these with UK Athletics via the My Concern platform here


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