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Technology that is automating the implementation of safeguarding procedures in both grassroots and elite sport in the US should be replicated in the UK.

That’s the message from Sheffield-based sports tech specialists Sport:80, which has already been developing and implementing the technology with USA Archery, the national governing body (NGB) for the sport at both the elite and grassroots level.

“Safeguarding has become increasingly important over the last 10 to 15 years,” explains Mary Emmons, Chief of Sport Performance & Organisational Development at USA Archery.

“An athlete’s safety is a high priority and there are a lot of things to be considered to make sure protocols are in place not only at national level but also at state and local level.”

All national governing bodies in the U.S. have adopted the U.S. Center for SafeSport (USCSS) Code, as well as the Minor Athlete Abuse and Prevention Policy (MAAPP), which together...

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