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FAQs

Clubs

What is a single discipline club?

For more information about what defines each club type please to Club Type pages. 

A single disciplined club is a sports club that is predominately dedicated to another sport (normally swimming, cycling or athletics) that has a dedicated section for the sport of triathlon.  These clubs will be governed by other National Governing Bodies such as British Cycling Federation, British Swimming or British Athletics but affiliated to British Triathlon for the purposes of membership, insurances and other associated benefits for their members that take part in triathlon.

Where can we find out more about how to access the new benefit of the club management tool, ClubSpark?

To find out more about our club management tool, ClubSpark, please head to our ClubSpark page to read about the tool.

You will be asked during the Club Affiliation process annually for a primary ClubSpark contact for your club who will be set up on ClubSpark for your club. Once you are set up on ClubSpark you will not be asked during the Club Affiliation process the following year. 

Alternatively, if you do not give a ClubSpark contact during Club Affiliation and later and want to set your club up with an account please email clubspark@britishtriathlon.org with the contact details (first name, last name, email address) of the club member who will be setting up ClubSpark for your club. A member of the team will get this club contact set up and send them an invite to register on ClubSpark. 

How have we been identified us as a certain club type?

We have spent time researching all clubs and the nature of the way your club operates to align you to the most suitable club type. To understand more about why you have been aligned to a club type see the club type definitions.  If you feel you have been incorrectly aligned please contact your Regional Manager to discuss this with them, their contact details can be found here.

We are not sure what club type we are; how do we get help working this out?

For information about what defines each club type please go to our Club Type pages.

If you are still unsure about what club type you fit into, your Regional Manager can work with you to identify this, their contact details can be found here.

What is the process for club reaffiliation post 2020? Will the payment window still open by the end of the year?

The Club Affiliation process has changed slightly since 2020, you will need to complete an online form declaring your club details and make payment for affiliation as you have done previously. However since 2020, you will need to fill out your form first, which will then be checked and approved by the membership team to ensure you have re-affiliated to the correct club type and that your declared club member numbers are in-line with those previously declared. This approval process needs to be carried out to ensure you are charged the correct Club Affiliation fee and so that your club insurance is valid to cover the correctly declared numbers. After you have received confirmation that your Club Affiliation has been approved you will then receive a confirmation email of approval which will say you can now pay your affiliation fees and provide a link to make payment.

what are the dates for completing the affiliation forms and making payments

To allow plenty of time for your club to be approved, Club Affiliation 2021 will be open from 12 October 2020. 

Once your Club Affiliation is approved your club will be contacted so you can make payment via the club management page.

If you choose to pay by Direct Debit, your Club Affiliation form must be completed online by 13 November 2020, the Direct Debit will then be taken on 16 December 2020. 

Why do we have to complete the affiliation forms?

We ask that you update the online affiliation form every year so we have the latest details on your club and who to contact. This is done so we can also ensure clubs insurance is valid, coaches details are correct including that they hold valid DBS check, clubs can opt into ClubSpark if not already set up and to ensure you have declared the correct number of members for your club annually and you make the correct payment. 

When do clubs affiliate and when are these changes effective?

Online Club Affiliation form access will be open on 12 October 2020.

We will then approve your club affiliation or contact you to discuss why your affiliation has not been approved.

Once your club has been approved, you will be emailed with a link pay your Club Affiliation fee.

If you choose to pay by Direct Debit, your Club Affiliation form must be completed online by 13 November 2020, the Direct Debit will then be taken on 16 December 2020.

Upon affiliation, do we have to adopt ClubSpark and the website platform?

ClubSpark is not compulsory.  You do not have to adopt ClubSpark if you do not want to, this is a benefit of Club Affiliation that is provided to aid managing and developing clubs and members to help reduce committee members time.

We don’t often use online booking or even a website. Will there be comprehensive training with the new club management system?

Yes, you will get sent a comprehensive getting started guide and in the long-term access will be provided to video tutorials and further guides on ClubSpark. You can also contact your Regional Manager who has received training to ask for additional support.

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