New members please read the following page. The application form is at the end.
The objective of Bournemouth AC (BAC) is to help athletes realise their full athletic potential which we do by offering training facilities, coaching and competition throughout the year.
We are able to take children from the age of 8 and have Development Sessions on Wednesday nights specifically geared to give younger athletes an introduction to the sport. Following the 2012 London Olympics, the Club had an unprecedented number of applications from younger athletes. We have expanded our coaching team to maintain the quality of training given, however, there is currently a waiting list for the Wednesday Night sessions. We would welcome anyone willing to help in the running of the Club and those interested in doing so should contact the Club. It really is a very rewarding experience. The Club has a budget to assist with the cost of attending the relevant coaching courses.
Potential members are welcome to visit the Club before joining.
Coaching is conducted by qualified UK Athletics Coaches (DBS checked). The Club operates specialist training groups, although the younger athletes are encouraged, through the Wednesday Development Nights, to try all athletics disciplines.
The Club expects all members to compete and operates in a range of athletics leagues and competition, from local district through to National level. This gives each athlete the opportunity to develop their potential and encourages team spirit.
The Club is based at Kings Park Athletics Stadium, Bournemouth. The main training times are:-
|Tuesdays||6.30pm – 8.00pm|
|Wednesday Junior Development 1||6.00pm – 7.30pm|
|Thursdays||6.30pm – 8.00pm|
|Sundays||10.00am – 12.00pm|
1 from 8 years upwards
Options are available for a range of training on the track, grass or on roads. Individual groups/coaches may have further arrangements.
The Club is entirely run by volunteers, thus ensuring that athletics is a cheap sport. The Club pays all League Affiliation fees for Track & Field, Road and Cross-Country Competitions.
Membership Fees 2019/2020
|Junior (under 20)||£49.00|
|Student||See Below 1|
|Road and Cross Country Runners||£25.00|
In addition, for competition purposes, it will be necessary to add the England Athletics Competition Licence fee, details of which are included in the Membership Application form.
1 Students in full time education whose normal residence is more than 50 miles from Bournemouth may purchase a combined Membership and Season Ticket for £78 to run from 1 October – 30 September.
Associate Memberships will be given to Volunteers only.
Family Membership – the club is pleased to announce that it is able to offer a family membership to those who may be interested. Details are available from the club on request.
Members joining July – August: 40% reduction
Members joining 1 September – 31 December: Fee applicable for following year, to run to end of following year
Online application forms for General and Student Membership can be found here.
Downloadable pdf versions are below.
(January – December)
(October – September)
Due to Health and Safety regulations, and the terms of the lease we have from the Council, all users of the Weights Room must be full members of BAC and, with some exceptions, hold a current season ticket.
A copy of the full guidelines can be found in the gym or in the office
As well as your Membership fee, you need to pay a training fee for use of the Kings Park track.
This can be paid at each Club session, or you can buy a Season Ticket to cover your training fees for the whole year. This results in a considerable saving if you are intending to train on the track regularly. The current training costs are available from the Training Page
Season Ticket Conditions
Season Tickets entitle holders to train on the track at Kings Park during the periods booked by Bournemouth Athletic Club (unless the purpose of the booking is inconsistent with individual training) without further payment provided the holder can produce his/her Season Ticket on request by an official of the Club.
Season Ticket holders may also use the Kings Park track at other times provided it is not in use by any other organisation, and provided the holder can produce his/her Season Ticket on request by Council Staff. If it cannot be produced the holder will be required to pay the current Council fee for use of the track.
A club vest must be worn if competing for the Club. These can be purchased from the office – current price £17.00.
You can pay by cash or cheque (payable to “Bournemouth Athletic Club”).
Please return completed forms and payment to (sae would be appreciated):
Bournemouth Athletic Club,
Kings Park Athletic Centre,
Kings Park Drive,
Alternatively, forms and payments may be left during training evenings at the office for processing later.
You can pay for your membership and season ticket in three equal instalments, with post-dated cheques, dated 1st January, 1st April and 1st August. If you have any queries about your payment, or in cases of hardship, please contact the office.
PLEASE NOTE: All our Coaches, Officials, Committee Members, Team Managers, etc., are volunteers and give their time for the benefit of the athletes. Your fees are used for League Affiliations, Track Hire, Floodlighting, Equipment, Physiotherapy, Transport Costs, etc.