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.
When do we affiliate? And How long does it last?
Affiliation runs from 1 Jan - 31 Dec annually and the annual affiliation process for clubs opens in October. Provided your club has been approved and you have paid your fees in advance of 1 January 2022, your club affiliation will be valid.
If you affiliate after 1 January 2022, your affiliation will start once your club has been approved and you have paid. All affiliations run until 31 December regardless of the date you are approved and make payment.
If you pay after the 1 January 2022, you will only be insured from the date you pay, so please do not let your insurance lapse.
What happens if we have not completed our TriMark Bronze Accreditation as yet?
TriMark Club Bronze is compulsory for all Community clubs with juniors. If you are a Community club with junior athletes and you have not completed TriMark Bronze you will not be allowed to affiliate for 2022 to British Triathlon until it has been completed. Please contact your Regional Manager for support and for further information look at the British Triathlon Accreditation pages.
After a club has affiliated for 2020 will the discounted price for individual British Triathlon membership still apply for club members?
Yes, we are retaining discount on British Triathlon Membership for individuals who are members of a British Triathlon Affiliated Club.
If we have our own Club Management System is that ok? As we will not want the ClubSpark System.
You do not have to adopt ClubSpark if you do not want to, this is a new benefit of Club Affiliation to support clubs manage and develop their clubs and members to help reduce committee members time, however this is not compulsory. However, you will most probably find it is worth changing to ClubSpark as it will probably be cheaper than any system you are currently using.
How can we pay for club affiliation?
Once your club affiliation has been approved, you will receive an email confirming this and you will then be able to make payment.
You can make your club affiliation payment by one of the following options:
- Credit/debit card - card payment is available online by logging into your club management area on the British Triathlon website
- Cheque - please make payable to British Triathlon and post Michael Pearson East, 1 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, LE11 3QF
- BACS transfer - please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this
Do we have to fill out a new Club Form or do we update the present club form?
If you are an existing club you can log into your Club Management area on the British Triathlon website and update the online form, it will be slightly different from previous years, but it will be in the same place. There are a few additional details that need to be completed hence to ensure we have everything we need to support you.
If you are a new club you will fill out a new form located here.
Can we pay for affiliation in monthly installments?
Club Affiliation fees are an annual fee so monthly instalments are not possible.
We are a single discipline club and have 300 running club members but only 10 who do triathlon. How much do we have to pay?
You should declare your club members that participate in triathlon or multisport activities within your club. This number will determine which pricing category you fall into under the Single Discipline type club.
We are a community club that have a sponsor(s). Do we affiliate as a commercial or community club?
There is no problem with a Community Club having a sponsor(s) so long as:
- The sponsors name is not in the title of the club
- That all funding from the sponsorship deal goes back into the club to benefit it’s members.
- That the club has all the other traits outlined in the description of a community club.
If the sponsors title is in the club’s name it will be deemed as a race team and therefore a commercial club.