Can community clubs pay coaches or does that make them a commercial club?
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.
What address should we provide for the club?
You will need to provide the postcode of where your club is based. This should be the main headquarters of where your club meets or the most frequent location for club activities.
This information is displayed on our club finder as your club location, so please do not provide a personal address.
We are not based in one of the Home Nations, can we still affiliate to British Triathlon?
No, clubs that are not part of the United Kingdom cannot affiliate to British Triathlon as they will not be eligible for insurance under our policy.
We are a community club but operate with a sponsor as our club name, which category do we fall into?
If you are advertising or promoting a business through your club name you will be deemed as 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 the Club 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.
Who are 1st4Sport Qualifications?
1st4Sport are an awarding body (AB), regulated by the Quallifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA). As part of the terms and conditions of UKCC endorsement, governing bodies are required to have an AB function. Other similar AB's include Edexcel, City & Guilds, etc.