How To Join
We are currently experiencing a high number of applications, especially to join the Academy (see Junior Athletics for further details), and may not be able to offer a place immediately. A club official will advise you whether or not you will have to go on a waiting list. Naturally we shall do our best to accommodate you as quickly as possible. If you wish to proceed, you should then come to the club on a Monday or Thursday evening between 6 and 7 pm to discuss the position.
You need to be 9 years of age or older (no upper age limit) and must complete the application process. This can be done by obtaining an application form from the club office.
When you have completed the form, you will need to print a copy and bring it to the club in person for the attention of the membership secretary.
For information about membership, please contact the membership secretary Boudewyn Ligthart (firstname.lastname@example.org) or any club officer.
Naturally all members are expected to pay an annual subscription and these are shown below. There is also a one off joining fee of £15 for standard category members in return for which you receive an attractive, branded club T shirt.
Members are entitled join a suitable coaching group if there is an available space and to use the facilities of the club room. Members are eligible to represent the club in club teams and to wear the club’s distinctive competition vest. Social occasions are arranged from time to time and the club’s environment is a great opportunity to get fit and make new friends.
That’s all. Easy isn’t it?
ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS (amended 1st November 2016):
Subscriptions are determined by age on 1st January and are due annually on 1st January thereafter. The subscription paid by new members joining on or after 1st October in any year covers the full subscription for the following calendar year.
| Standard Categories:
|| Special Categories:*
| 20 years and over
|| Full-time students (3 years)
| 17-19 years
|| Family Membership
| 16 years or less
|| Senior Citizen
|| International Athletes
*Full time students: Whilst in higher education at university or equivalent, members are eligible for a reduced rate subscription of £40 (no joining fee) that covers them for three years. The reduced rate ceases after the member reaches 22 years of age
*Family membership is available to parents with children in school and the special family rate covers all family members. No joining fees are payable. Once a child reaches the age of 20 he/she must join the club as an individual member (but does not need to pay a joining fee) and ceases to be a member of the family group.
*International athletes: Any club member that represents his/her country, at senior level, in the Olympic or Paralympic Games, World or European Athletic Championship or Commonwealth Games shall receive free membership.
Welsh Athletics registration:
Any athlete that competes for a Welsh club must be registered with Welsh Athletics and pay an annual registration fee. The current registration fees, which came into effect on 1st April 2016, are:
| 20 years and over on 1st April
| Under 20 years on 1st April
The Welsh Athletics registration fee is payable to the club at the same time as the club subscription and the club pays this over to Welsh Athletics.
NOTE: It is very important that all athletes are aware of the anti-doping regulations. These are strictly enforced. Any athlete who uses an inhaler or takes regular medication should familiarise himself with the relevant regulations and, as necessary, seek advice from UK Atletics. Full information on the anti doping regulations can be found on the UKA website HERE.
NOTE: Any athlete joining from another club must complete a transfer procedure through Welsh Athletics. A CLUB TRANSFER FORM can be downloaded or obtained from the club secretary.