Membership 2024-2025

Existing member? You can access your membership profile here. This is also where you can purchase trainiing passes via the Store.

Interested in joining us? Bexley AC is an expanding club with many excellent facilities to help improve your athletic ability. Our qualified and skilled coaches support and guide athletes and runners of all abilities from age of 7 (school year 3) to 80+.

We also provide opportunities for those who wish to qualify as UK Athletics Licensed Coaches or Officials.

Not sure? We welcome prospective new members to attend two trial sessions to see if Bexley AC is right for you. Please note that due to the level of interest in joining Bexley AC there are currently no spaces available for some disciplines and age groups (see below).

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • For Bexley Tigers (young athletes only – school years 3-5) please contact our
  • For all other track and field groups (school years 6 upwards and seniors/adults) please contact our
  • For Road Running (over 18’s only) please contact our

 


Subscriptions

Our membership year runs from 1st March to end of February. Subscription prices are shown below and full memberships include:

  • an annual payment of £19 to register you with England Athletics (excluding Tigers, Associate/Social/Second Claim and temporary/guest memberships)
  • provision of a Club vest or Tigers t-shirt, required if you wish to represent the club in competitions (excluding Associate/Social/Second Claim and temporary/guest memberships)
  • ….plus further benefits listed in the FAQ below

 

AGE GROUP
NEW MEMBERS
RENEWALS (ANNUAL)
Senior
£85 (full year)
£75 (joining Jun-Aug)
£65 (joining Sep-Nov)
£55 (joining Dec)
£60
Junior/Concessions/Student*
£70 (full year)
£60 (joining Jun-Aug)
£50 (joining Sep-Nov)
£40 (joining Dec)
£40
Tigers**
£45 (full year)
£35 (joining Oct-Dec)
£25
Associates/Social****
£5
£5

*Junior – under 18 on 1st March of new subscription year. Concessions – aged 65+, unemployed in receipt of benefits. Student – undertaking full-time courses at recognised educational establishments.
**Tigers – for younger members in school years 3 – 5, after which they move up to become ‘Junior’ members
****Associates/Social membership – allows non-competing, non-training members to be connected to the Club on email, Facebook and via social events.

Second claim memberships for seniors/juniors are available upon application to Membership Secretary – rates as above, minus EA fee and cost of competition vest (‘second claim’ means that you are registered with another club as your primary club, but you wish to also train/compete with Bexley AC). If wanting to compete for Bexley AC, second claim members will need to purchase a club vest.

Training Fees

In addition to the annual membership, training sessions are subject to a training fee via purchase of a training pass. This contributes to the running costs of the Club. Further details are available here.

Donations

We are a voluntary organisation and those wishing to give a donation over and above the requested membership and training fees will be gratefully received. Another way is to join the 100 Club monthly draw, which gives you an opportunity to win a prize while supporting the Club.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does membership include?

Membership benefits include:

  • Discount for athletic shoes and clothing in specialist sports shops, such as Sweatshop
  • Discounted race entries for road runners
  • England Athletics Competition Licence included in (full) membership fee to compete in athletics competition (11 years +)
  • Eligibility for our Athlete Development Programme (by invitation,11 years +)
  • Priority for additional training sessions that may be arranged
  • Eligible to participate in annual Club Championships
How long does the membership last?

Membership is renewed every year and runs from 1st March to the end of February. If you join in January, you will be charged the full current rate of membership but your membership will run for 14 months (i.e. until the following February). Those joining later in the year will pay reduced rates depending on how many membership months are left until the end of February.

Does the membership fee increase every year?

A small increase may be made every year to ensure the Club can meet its running costs.

 Do I have to become a member?

You do not have to become a member (except Tigers, who must be members to train with us). Please note will not be able to compete for Bexley AC as a non-member. Part of our membership fee is paid to England Athletics to register members for a Competition Licence: you must hold a Competition Licence to compete in athletics events. You will not be eligible for the Athlete Development Programme if you are not a member. In order to train with us as a non-member you must register on our system as a guest, having been invited to attend by a Club official (coach or committee member), and you will be required to purchase a daily training pass prior to your training session.

 Do I have to pay for anything else?

When competing for the Club you are required to wear Club kit – black shorts and a Bexley AC vest. A vest is provided with your initial membership and additional vests are available from the Club House at a cost of £18 (as at Jan 2023). You must also pay training fees (via training pass, as described above) in order to attend training sessions.

 

*All information on membership pricing is correct as at January 2024, and is subject to change

 

Training & Competition

 What should I wear for training?

You should wear appropriate clothing such as T-shirts/running vests, shorts/jogging bottoms, running shoes/trainers. Please bring with you a sweatshirt and drink for when you have finished your training. If you are training outside the stadium when it is dark you must wear a white or fluorescent top or you will be expected to wear a hi-visibility vest, provided by your coach.

How do I get the equipment I need on training nights?

Your coach will provide you with the equipment you require. You should not take equipment out of the equipment room unless authorised to do so by a coach.

Can I train without being under the supervision of a Bexley AC coach?

No, not usually. You will be appointed to a training group and should remain under the jurisdiction of that coach. If you are bringing your own suitably qualified coach, you must seek permission of Bexley AC before they can coach you on training nights.

There will often be waiting lists in operation for some coaching groups. If for some reason you are not able to attend training regularly or are absent from training for a prolonged period of time, you may be removed from your coaching group and placed on a waiting list to allow others to train. You are encouraged to communicate regularly with your coach so that allowances can be made in the event of injury or other unavoidable reasons that may be preventing you from training. All decisions are at the discretion of your coach.

What should I wear for competition?

You will need to wear appropriate footwear (spikes or running shoes), black shorts and a Bexley AC vest.

My parent/guardian/friend wants to take photographs of me at training/competition. Are they allowed to do so?

On training nights they should seek the permission of the coach. At competitions they should obtain permission from the meeting manager of the venue you are attending. Photographers may be required to provide personal details and ID before being allowed to take photographs.

Privacy Policy

The Club’s privacy policy can be accessed here.