Membership: Important Note

Important Note re Membership

The Club is very aware that as a result of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, members have not had the opportunity to compete for the club and for a lengthy period of time all club activity was suspended including competitions.

The Executive Committee has, therefore, agreed that all members who have already paid their membership for 2020 will have their membership extended for a period of a further 12 months through to the end of 2021. This will also apply to season tickets which have been purchased for this year.

The Club has already passed on to England Athletics the EA fees paid by the above members so we can confirm that their EA registrations are up to date to the end of March 2021. Please note that the EA year runs from 1st April to 31st March.

Those members who have not yet renewed their membership for 2020 have until the end of September to pay their subs for the current year. If they do so, then their membership (and season ticket if appropriate) will also run through to the end of 2021. We would also actively encourage all to pay the current year EA fee at the same time so that they will be covered to enter events up to and including 31st March 2021 as they resume. Please note that anyone training on the track during club sessions is expected to have renewed their membership before training.

The Club has reviewed the membership fees for 2021 and will be making some increases. This will partly offset the loss of income during 2020/21 following the above decision and being unable to hold our Open Events and other fund raising activities.

Members who haven’t renewed by the end of September will still be able to renew thereafter, however will need to pay the increased fees for 2021 as set out below: –

Senior £70 (currently £65)

Junior £50 (£49)

Under 11 £40 (£36)

Student £80 (£78)

Training fees and cost of season tickets will remain the same as 2020

All members (other than Under 11s) will also need to pay us the appropriate fee for 2021 for us to pass on to EA after 1st April 2021. England Athletics have not yet advised what that fee will be although there have been hints that it is likely to be increased. Members will be able to do this after 1st January 2021 and online renewal will be available in the usual way.

Hopefully this is all clear, however, if there are any queries, please contact the club by email:

Dave Parsons

Membership Secretary