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.
We have 151 club members, what price do we pay?
If you are a Community, Closed or Single Discipline club you would fall into the second club pricing tier of more than 150 members so you would pay £255 per year.
If you are a Commercial club the cost of affiliation is £355 regardless of the number of members you have.
Do single discipline clubs need a BTF qualified coach and do they have to have BTF DBS checks if they already have them from their own governing body?
It is recommended, as best practice, that if you run triathlon specific sessions you should have a qualified British Triathlon coach within the club. A club can use/employ single discipline coaches from swimming, cycling or athletics but they must be a member of their own NGB to be insured to coach. If they are not a member of their own NGB then they must have suitable insurance to be able to coach in a club environment; this also applies to British Triathlon coaches. The only coaches that must have a DBS are those that coach junior athletes on a regular basis (please see further information on British Triathlon’s website regarding Safeguarding.
Do commercial clubs still get the same insurance benefits?
All club types receive the same level of benefits including £15m Public Liability insurance.
Can a commercial club also be an event organiser and receive the same insurance benefits for events?
A commercial club can put on events to members of the public so long as that is not their primary function. They must also ensure their events are permitted with British Triathlon and those taking part sign up to day membership if they do not hold British Triathlon Membership. Further details on organising an event can be found on the Event Organisers Website. This is continually being reviewed by British Triathlon and all clubs will be notified of any changes.
How many multisport events can a club put on during the term of its affiliation?
There is no current set number however if a club was putting on several events a year it might be deemed that you are a commercial organiser and you will be asked to separate the club from the events. This will be continually reviewed by British Triathlon.
How many times can someone attend a club novice session or beginner session before they must become a club member.
This is limited to 3 sessions and must be adhered to otherwise the club will find it is not insured to run the sessions.
Does a closed club need a committee and have to go through TriMark?
A closed club is, by definition, is a club that is restricted, by invite only, to a specific group of people due to the characteristics of their work, employment or location. A closed club could not fall into other club types such as a community or commercial club. In most cases this would consist of HM Armed Forces, Emergency Services Clubs, University, Schools but in addition other clubs may be formed by a group of employees within a company not for commercial gain. They do not need a committee or currently need to go through TriMark. However, there is no reason why they should not have a committee as this would allow them to apply for TriMark Club Accreditation. For further information please speak to your Regional Manager.