Benefits of Club Affiliation

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As an England Athletics affiliated club, you’ll be able to access a range of benefits and services to help manage, develop and engage your club and its members. These include access to club support services, competition and event licensing, free resources and club programmes.

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. Visit the UKA Website for more information.

Club Affiliation Benefits and Services 2024/2025

Clubs, Club Leaders and Facilities
  • Dedicated Club Support Team for all club queries
  • Dedicated club member Welfare Support and DBS Checking
  • Access to Club Hub, our online platform with hundreds of resources
  • Access to TrackMark accreditation for asset owing clubs
  • Access to a small grants Club Development Fund
  • Access to development programme for club committee members
  • Access to small grants Facilities Improvement Fund (T&F clubs only)
  • Eligibility for club volunteers to be recognised at Regional and National Awards
  • Eligibility to apply for Track and Field and Cross Country Competition Licences
  • Eligibility for registered athletes to compete in Licensed Events (T&F and Cross Country)
  • Eligibility for club places at the London Marathon
  • Discounted RunEvents* Race Licences available at a fixed price of £30 for affiliated clubs
  • Discounted tickets for Championships and England Athletics Events
Coaches and Officials
  • Up to 50% discount on Education Courses for coaches and leaders
  • Subsidised Safeguarding Course costs for renewing officials
  • Coach Development opportunities
  • Free official course for parents of all U11 registered athletes (T&F clubs only)
  • Free place on Coaching Assistant course for every 30 x U11 registered athletes (T&F clubs only)
  • Access to Athletics Hub for coach resources to support their development
  • Access to RunTogether for entry level running programmes
  • Access to Funetics for run, jump, throw programme for 4-11 year olds (T&F clubs only)
  • Support of the Personal Best Foundation
  • Access to the PB Awards scheme for your members
  • Provide your athletes eligibility to be selected on the England Athletics Talent Pathway
  • Provide your athletes eligibility to be selected on the England Teams
  • Provide your athletes eligibility to be selected on the Masters Programme
  • Access to become a Talent Focus Club
  • Up to £50M Public Liability Insurance cover
  • Insurance and free Legal Helpline for clubs and their volunteer members
  • Provide advice and guidance regarding Sustainability and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Lobbying of Government on behalf of athletics and running
  • Support and Guidance Resources for Race Directors and Organisers (off-track clubs only)
  • Public Liability Insurance and claims support for Race Directors and Organisers (off-track clubs only)
  • Legal Support and advice for Race Directors and Organisers (off-track clubs only)
  • Central support through our Membership Engagement Team
  • Designated Newsletter for affiliated clubs
  • Designated Facebook Group for affiliated clubs
  • Dedicated Newsletter to Race Directors (off-track clubs only)
  • Dedicated Newsletter to road and multi-terrain runners/athletes (off-track clubs only)

Access to myAthletics Portal to help manage administration online:

  • Register athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers
  • Take payments from athletes for club membership
  • Pay club affiliation and athlete registration fees
  • Share information with key club contacts, e.g. Welfare Officer
  • Check Coaches and Officials hold valid licences (including DBS)
  • Communicate with club members
  • Access resources, forms and FAQs that will support club officials
  • Manage changes such as resignation of athletes
  • Give read only access for club officials such as team managers

Access to Competition Management systems

  • Free access to the Roster Athletics Competition Management System
  • Access to RunEvents* Portal for licensing road/multi-terrain events (off-track clubs only)
  • Access to RunEvents* Online Entry System for road/multi-terrain events (off-track clubs only)

*formerly runbritain


Exclusive Offers and Discounts from commercial partners including:

  • Exclusive partner offers
  • Product trials
  • Athlete/coach offers and promotions
  • Event branding and merchandising discounts
  • Club teamwear support through our partner, Kukri
  • Cashback and fundraising opportunities
  • Club promotion and case study opportunities
  • Club travel partner