HSAC athletes

Application Forms


Second-claim members
Second-claim members are those who are already members of another England Athletics (EA) or UK Athletics (UKA) affiliated athletic club and registered with those clubs as "first-claim" competing athletes for EA or UKA purposes.

Applying for Membership

We welcome new members. If you wish to join the club, or would like your child or children to join the club, please first speak to one of our coaches at the track or email us. We will then arrange a brief induction which will normally take place before one of our regular Tuesday or Thursday training sessions. The minimum age for membership of the club is 9 years.

All members aged 11 and over (and those aged 10 who will be 11 by 31 August) are registered, at the club's expense, as licensed, competing athletes with England Athletics, the national governing body for athletics (with the exception of a small number of 'second-claim' members who are already registered with other clubs). After registration members receive from EA a licence card which may be used to obtain discounts from certain retail outlets. EA members are given a personal myAthletics page on the EA website and their results are entered on EA's popular Power of 10 which enables them to see a record of their results over time and to compare themselves with other athletes. The benefits conferred by EA registration are explained in more detail on the EA website.

It is a condition of membership that club members should be prepared to compete for the club when requested to do so.

The club's membership year runs from 1 April to 31 March.

The club's standard subscriptions are reduced for people joining in the second half of the club year. Members joining in the third quarter, from 1 October and 31 December, pay 50% of the annual subscription, while members joining in the fourth quarter of the club year, from 1 January to 31 March, pay the full annual subscription but receive the following 12 months of membership free.

Note that in all cases every new member is required to pay a joining fee of £5 and to pay £15 for a club vest.

For membership purposes a junior is a person who is under 18 years of age.

All data provided with the application form is processed in accordance with the club's data protection policy and privacy statement as set out on this website at club policies.