Do any of the type/categories have a member size minimum or maximum
Regardless of club type or category there are no limitations on club size.
Can community clubs still pay their coaches?
There is no problem with a community club paying coaches what is considered the going commercial rate. This is considered to be:
- Level 1 - £10 to £15/hour
- Level 2 - £15 to £25/hour
- Level 3 - £25 to £35/hour.
Clubs and coaches should remember that this should be on a casual basis and both parties should seek guidance on their position with regards to the relationship between employer/employee regarding HMRC.
We are a community club but operate through a sponsored name – which category will I fall into?
If you are advertising or promoting a business through your club name you will be deemed as a race team and therefore a Commercial Club.
Can commercial clubs use ClubSpark?
Yes, commercial clubs will also be able to use ClubSpark and all its modules.
School/College does the same structure apply for us?
If you are a university, college or school you will be deemed as a closed club. Therefore, you will pay the same fees as a closed club depending on the number of declared members taking part in triathlon. In most case this will be the lowest level.
How to access the club management area within the British Triathlon Website?
Once a club has completed the online affiliation application form, made the affiliation payment to British Triathlon and the club affiliation is approved by British Triathlon Membership Services, a club is then able to access the club management area of their club within the British Triathlon website page.
To do this you will need to:
- Visit the British Triathlon home page
- Click on the ‘clubs’ tab at the top of the home page which then opens up a drop down menu.
- Click onto the club management tab which opens up your club ‘log in’ page
- Your user name is also your club affiliation number and can be found within your club affiliation payment confirmation notification from the previous year) followed by the password you created within your club affiliation application form.
- You now have access to all the information to help you as an affiliated club.
Can we pay by Direct Debit this year?
Unfortunately, we are not able to take payment by Direct Debit this year. Clubs can make payment in the following ways:
- 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 email@example.com to arrange this
We will continue to review payment options for future years.
How to update affiliated club details?
Clubs can access some of the details within their club management page to be able to update the information ie: member numbers, club activity details, change of committee member detail.
What is the role of a Primary Contact?
A primary contact is the club member with whom we communicate with usually by email. The primary contact will receive payment information and British Triathlon club information updates. The primary contact needs to be a Home Nation member. It is the primary contact’s details that are publicly displayed within the club finder information page.
What is the role of the Welfare Officer?
Everyone who participates in Triathlon is entitled to participate in a safe and fun environment and to be given the chance to experience the feelings of enjoyment, challenge and achievement that are inherent to the sport.
British Triathlon is firmly committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for all young people to take part in Triathlon. It accepts its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all young people and protect them from poor practice, abuse and bullying.
The main purpose of the Club Welfare Officer is to implement good practice, safeguarding and child protection policies within the club and act as the first point of contact for individuals who have queries or concerns. The British Triathlon safeguarding policy and procedures along with additional help advice and guidance can be found on our website under safeguarding.
It is a mandatory requirement that clubs with junior members under the age of 18 or adults at risk that affiliate to British Triathlon must have a Welfare Officer appointed.