Membership Fees are due on 1st January for this year, and membership will run until 31st December 2020.
When the club membership subscription is paid each First Claim competing member is automatically registered to England Athletics and each member will receive a competition licence, or have his or her current license reactivated.
The England Athletics registration fee is £15.00 this year.
If you are competing early in the season, it is particularly important to make sure that your membership subscription is fully paid so that we can make sure that you are properly registered to England Athletics. England Athletics will not reactivate the licence of any athlete whose membership registration is not up to date. This means that if you have not paid your membership subscription, you will not be able to take part in any club activities.
All athletes pay a small training fee on the nights that they train.
Please read our FANS policy here. We have reduced training fees from £3.00 to £1.50 per session for club first claim and second claim members who are signed up to the FANS scheme. We will need to see your FANS membership card to verify the end date. If you are already signed up to FANS, then log into the Ashford AC Club Membership site and register your FANS end date in your membership details.
You would normally join the club as a first claim member, training and competing in League Teams and Championships. This means that Ashford AC is either your only club, or your main club, and we are responsible for passing on your England Athletics registration fee.
You may wish to join as a second claim member if your main club is a distance away or if perhaps they don't support all of the events that you require. In this instance you cannot compete in championships for us and as such we are not responsible for passing on your England Athletics registration fee.
If you have any membership enquiries, please send an email to: email@example.com
Training T-Shirts and Competition Vests
Ashford Athletic Club is a Competitive Club. The Training T-Shirts have been introduced as part of a broader strategy to make the club more professional and cohesive. The T-Shirts help to engender the sense of commitment and team spirit which is very important for any club but particularly so for our younger junior athletes who are not eligible to compete in our main league matches. The club competes in many competitions across several leagues: KCAA Sportshall for our younger juniors who wear the training T-Shirt when they compete, KCAA for Cross Country, KYAL, YDL, SAL and SVCAC for veterans. Except for the younger junior competitors, all athletes who compete for the club must wear our distinctive yellow vest with a black vertical stripe at competitions.
Please note that where ages are mentioned in the following table, this refers to age as at 1st September last.
|Membership Type||Subscription||Subscription if paid before 24/03/2020||UK Athletics Registration Fee||Training Vest|
|Seniors (17 & over)||£55.00||£50.00||£15.00||£12.00 (optional)|
|Juniors (16 & under)||£50.00||£45.00||£15.00 (10 and over only)||£10.00 (optional but recommended - compulsory for under 10's|
|Family Senior (17 & over, 2 or more in family)||£50.00||£45.00||£15.00||£12.00 (optional)|
|Family Junior (16 & under, 2 or more in family)||£45.00||£40.00||£15.00 (10 and over only)||£10.00 (optional but recommended - compulsory for under 10's|
|Full-time students in tertiary education living away from home pay only the England Athletics registration fee from the April following their Sept/Oct start at Uni/college||£0.00||£15.00||£12.00 (optional)|
|60 & over||£27.50||£15.00||£12.00 (optional)|
|Second Claim||£30.00||£0.00||£12.00 (optional)|
All costs quoted are per person, so the total cost for a senior including affiliation fee would be £55 + £15 = £70 + optional training T-Shirt (£12) making a total of £82. If the subscription is paid before 24th March 2020, the total cost would be £77 including optional training T-Shirt, or £65 without the training T-Shirt. For a family consisting of 3 juniors, then the total cost including registration fees would be £210, or £195 if the subscription is paid before 24th March 2020.
Juniors not eligible to compete do not pay the registration fee. Please also note that the renewal subscription for juniors does not include the price of the training vest, unless you want to buy a new one.
Members who are 60 or over pay 50% of the membership fee + £15.00 registration.
You can renew your Ashford AC membership online. Go to Ashford AC Membership System and follow the instructions. In a short while we will be enabling the new system for new joiners as well. If you have any questions about the new system, please contact us.
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