Out of Hours:
07710 077 419 
020 7520 6000  
East Anglia:
01245 280 880

Lifetime Ban for Athletics coach

19. Nov 2021

Max Baines represented UK Athletics (UKA) in proceedings against John Lees, a senior athletics coach, for misconduct.

An independent appeal committee found a number of charges, including sexual abuse of an athlete aged under 18, proven.

Lees was given a permanent ban from coaching.

UKA is the governing body for the sport of athletics in the UK. It is responsible for overseeing the governance of athletics events in the UK as well as athletes, their development, and athlete officials.

Read more here:

[BBC News]

[The Guardian]

[Scottish Athletics]

[Daily Mail]

Associated members: