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Membership of British Triathlon has a wide range of benefits including:

  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Accident Legal Service
  • Endorsed for racing abroad

FAQs

Clubs

What will happen with the Direct Debit set-up for this year?

You can still pay by Direct Debit for 2020 affiliation.  However, all clubs must complete their online affiliation form first by 2 December 2019.  Once that has been completed and approved your direct debit will be taken on 19 December 2019 or if you are new to Direct Debit you will be allowed to set up a direct debit mandate.

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.

Some information cannot be changed within the club management area, however if you send an email request to membership@britishtriathlon.org we will be able to respond to your question.

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.

Why do you need to have a club constitution?

Community based clubs need to have a constitution so that the club operates fairly for both its members and the club. We actively encourage clubs to have a constitution and have provided a sample template to use which can be found here 

What determines the location of a club?

You will need to provide the postcode of where your club is based ie: the main headquarters of where your club meets or the most frequent location. You will need to affiliate to the home nation that your club is based.

What does Club Association mean?

British Triathlon is the National Governing Body for the sport of triathlon, duathlon and other multi-disciplined sports. Clubs can affiliate to one of the Home Nations Triathlon England, or Welsh Triathlon and this is known as Club Association.   

Club affiliation is important for many reasons. By affiliating to one of British Triathlons Home Nations a club will benefit in many ways and be part of a growing sport with outstanding governance.

Can clubs that are based abroad affiliate to a British Triathlon Home Nation?

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

Does British Triathlon have an appointed member of staff who can help clubs if they need information or guidance about members with disabilities or a long-term condition?

Yes, Ilona Berry is British Triathlon’s Disability Participation Lead. Her contact email address is: ilonaberry@britishtriathlon.org

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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.

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