Benefits of Affiliation

Club affiliation and athlete registration form part of the UKA Rules for Competition. Eligibility to enter competitions as a club or individual depends on affiliation (club) and registration (individual) status. Please see the UKA Website for full information.

Clubs affiliated to England Athletics gain advantages including:

  • Up to £50M Public liability insurance cover
  • Insurance and free legal helpline for clubs and their volunteer members involved in the running of the club
  • Central support through Membership Services to help you with registration, rules of the sport, compliance, grievance/disciplinary and eligibility
  • Dedicated club member welfare support and Disclosure and Barring Service checking
  • Online Secretaries Portal to help you manage club memberships and administration
  • Dedicated Club Support Manger team to assist with bespoke club projects which may include facilities, coaching and club governance
  • Eligibility to compete in licensed events
  • Eligibility for club places at the Virgin Money London Marathon – allocated based upon number of registered athletes aged over 18
  • Road Race Licence discount for races licensed by runbritain for up to 10 licence events per affiliation year. Subsequent licences will be charged at a commercial rate
  • Support for clubs organising new and existing events through workshops and resources
  • Access to discounted education courses for coaches and leaders
  • Coach development opportunities, including specialist conferences and technical workshops to support your coaches and athletes
  • Club Run programme offering performance coach visits to road running clubs
  • Track Night programme offering performance coach visits to track & field clubs
  • Recognition of club volunteers at regional and national awards
  • Access to information, resources and tools to help clubs with their individual development needs such as RunTogether, Athletics 365, whole club development planning and club guidance on asset transfer, employment and legal/tax status
  • Voting rights for clubs at the England Athletics AGM, and in other England Athletics elections (such as for elected Board Members)
  • ebulletins providing key information on the sport and opportunities available to clubs
  • Exclusive offers and discounts from commercial partners