Club Affiliation

Club Affiliation

Coinciding with the start of the new track and field season, the latest version of the UKA Rules for Competition 2016 were launched in April 2016. The rule book is available for downloading at

These include important changes regarding compulsory athlete registration in competitions held under UKA Rules. It is important that athletes, club membership secretaries, team managers and others are aware of this and the associated guidance - please click here to find out more.

Affiliation and registration fees

Current year (2017-2018)
Affiliation and registration fee details for 2017-18 are:

  • Athlete registration fee £14: which is a £1 increase for the 2017/2018 Affiliation Year 
  • The club affiliation fee remains at £100 per club for 2017/2018 

Next affiliation year (2018-2019)
Affiliation and registration fee details for 2017-18 will be:

  • Athlete registration fee £15: which is a £1 increase for the 2018/2019 Affiliation Year (which starts 1 April 2018)
  • The club affiliation fee remains at £100 per club for 2018/2019


In this section you will find some resources to help you with your club affiliation and in keeping your information up to date:

The advantages of affiliation

Clubs affiliated to England Athletics gain many advantages. Read about them here.

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 and for full information.

Club portal

The Club Portal can be accessed by Membership Secretaries at Club Secretaries Portal guide can be accessed by clicking here (PDF 1.7M).

The club portal now allows clubs to administer their club's membership payments online, including members being able to pay their membership fee (according to the category of membership the club has allocated them to) online. You can see more about recent improvements to the Secretaries' Portal here.

Club Secretary resources
For more information on how to keep your affiliation records up to date and use the Secretaries' Portal; please see the attached documents on the right hand side / bottom of this page including:

If you have any further queries relating to affiliation please contact us via or 0121 347 6543.

Reducing your Membership Secretary's admin

Encouraging your club members to visit and keep their own profile up to date will minimise the updating work needing to be done by the club secretary.

It also means that day-to-day information athletes want can be delivered directly to them in accordance with the options they have ticked on their profile.

You can download full instructions for your members, including coaches and officials, on keeping their profile up to date (as well as ensuring their DBS check is current) by clicking here - PDF 1.6M

Contacting Membership Services

If you have a problem or query relating to club affiliation or athlete registration you can contact membership services:

General queries:  Please see Tel: 0121 347 6543
Lee Ray:

Athletics clubs in England

You can view a document showing the athletics clubs there are in England, and whether they have a paid up affiliation. The latest document can be found in the download list on the right hand side of this page (below if on tablet/phone).  If you have any queries with this information please contact Membership Services via or 0121 347 6543

Checks on athletes

England Athletics and UKA will continue to work in partnership with competition providers to ensure that checks on England Athletics registration are carried out.  We will also include use of Power of 10 to check athletes featuring in results submitted to Power of 10 hold the appropriate England Athletics registration.

Athletes changing clubs

Changing clubs within England Athletics is now done online. The online application is for changing clubs within England only. If you are transferring to a club elsewhere in the United Kingdom you will need to complete the paper applications from the respective Home Nations Governing bodies. You can find instructions on how to do this in the file Change of First Claim Club 2017 (260k PDF) on the right hand side / bottom of this page.

Our Athletes section contains the Eligibility Decisions for each month.  Also on the right is an application form which should be completed by those athletes wishing to compete for a new Club in a discipline for which their First Claim Club does not affiliate.


One benefit of becoming an affiliated club is the insurance cover associated with this. For more details on the insurance cover provided via UK Athletics please click here.

Creating a new club

We have produced a document outlining the process and criteria for creating a new athletics club. Please see our Guidance for New Club Applications for Affiliation document.

Foreign Athlete Registration with UKA

You can download a form for the registration of foreign athletes here.

For more information about Foreign Athlete registration please see the UKA Rules for Competition including Rule 21 S 5-5. The rules can be viewed at

Higher Competition Athlete Registration

Higher Competition Athlete applications for 2018 are now open. Athletes are required to complete the 2018 Higher Competition Athlete registration form for new applications. More information regarding Higher Competition Athletes can be found in the UK Athletics Rules for Competition (21 S3 (4)).

Please click here to download the Higher Competition Form 2018 - Word 43KB.

Completed forms can be returned either by post to the address on the form, or via email to

Please note the closing date for applications is March 1st 2018.