UK Athletics publishes case management decision following an appeal hearing

UK Athletics (UKA) has published the outcome of an appeal hearing.

Liverpool coach Kevin Warriner has been banned for three years following allegations that he “massaged an athlete whilst unqualified leading to allegations that he had inappropriately touched the athlete contrary to Section 4.1(xi)”.

A UKA statement read in part: “The (UKA case management) group found against Mr Warriner on the main allegation and also determined that a number of aggravating features were also applicable and withdrew his licence for a period of three years.

“The panel also placed a number of restriction, based upon risk, that have to be complied with before UK Athletics will consider the reinstatement of his licence following the three year period.”

Warriner is said to have appealed the decision but an independent appeal panel found against Warriner and dismissed the appeal.

According to a report on thesun.co.uk, Warriner told The Sun on Sunday that he did not realise rules forbade him from massaging under-18s.

The report added that Warriner said police cleared him over allegations of inappropriate touching.

The three-year ban began on October 17, 2016, which was the date Warriner was suspended by UKA, and will end on October 16, 2019.

UKA stated that the decision by the independent panel is not subject to any further appeal procedures by either side.