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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

Will there be a discount on club affiliation for junior only clubs?

There is no discount available for junior only clubs, British Triathlon insurance covers adults and juniors at the same premiums and therefore we are unable to offer a discount to junior only clubs. 

We do however offer cheaper rates to juniors on their individual membership cost. 

Why do we have to pay more for having more members?

British Triathlon Club Affiliation affords a wealth of benefits to a club, a key benefit of which is Public Liability club insurance. Unfortunately, due to the nature of having more members there is an increased risk therefore an increased cost to British Triathlon to insure and service the needs of your club. 

Due to the rising costs of insurance premiums and having held Club Affiliation fees at the same flat rate for all clubs for over 10 years, British Triathlon are no longer able to sustain this flat rate model for all clubs.

Why is there no longer an informal club type?

After examining current clubs and existing club types, British Triathlon found those currently listed as informal were largely made up of community or commercial clubs that had been wrongly listed or would fit into the new Closed type club.  This left a small number of clubs that might be truly informal made up of a small group of people that trained together.  Club affiliation provides no benefits for this type of club or its club members.  These small groups would gain more benefit from taking out individual membership (so they are adequately insured for training and racing) or joining a local community club.  Therefore, effective from 1 January 2020, British Triathlon will remove the informal club type and add two new club types; all club types can be seen here. Club types will be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure they are fit for purpose.

Why is there no longer an internet club type?

After examining current needs of clubs and existing club types, British Triathlon found those currently listed as internet clubs were either a community or commercial club and therefore should be moved to that club type. Therefore, effective 1 January 2020, British Triathlon will remove internet type and ask those clubs to move to the correct club type. All club types can be seen here. Club types will be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure they are fit for purpose.

What are all the club types now?

From 1 January 2020, British Triathlon have the following club types:

  • Community Club
  • Commercial Club
  • Closed Club
  • Single Discipline Club

For more information about what defines each club type please click here to be taken to our Club Type pages. 

What is a community club?

For more information about what defines each club type please click here to be taken to our Club Type pages. 

Organised on an amateur, not for profit basis, a Community Club is open and inclusive to all and has a voluntary committee of a minimum of three unrelated persons that hold regular meetings to manage the club and:

  • Holds an Annual General Meeting (AGM) to re-elect the committee and make constitutional changes
  • Has an open and non-discriminatory club constitution agreed and signed at an AGM
  • Is formed to promote and provide access to an organised form of the sport
  • Run regular club-based activities and training sessions

What is a commercial club?

For more information about what defines each club type please click here to be taken to our Club Type pages. 

Any club formed, with or without a committee, that offers a racing, coaching or retail service on a commercial basis. A Commercial Club will meet one or more of the following:

  • Sponsored to race and/or raise the profile of the club, sport or companies involved
  • Performance orientated triathlon racing team whose members are a combination of professional and amateur athletes
  • Retail business
  • Coaching or personal training company
  • A business used to promote training camps
  • An internet-based club that provides commercial benefits, services or goods

What is a closed club?

For more information about what defines each club type please go to our Club Type pages. 

A closed club is by definition 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, for the aforementioned  reason, could not fall into other club categories such as a community or commercial club.  In the majority of cases this would consist of HM Armed Forces, Emergency Services Clubs, University, Schools but in addition other clubs that may be formed by such as a group of employees within a company not for commercial gain.

What is a single discipline club?

For more information about what defines each club type please to Club Type pages. 

A single disciplined club is a sports club that is predominately dedicated to another sport (normally swimming, cycling or athletics) that has a dedicated section for the sport of triathlon.  These clubs will be governed by other National Governing Bodies such as British Cycling Federation, British Swimming or British Athletics but affiliated to British Triathlon for the purposes of membership, insurances and other associated benefits for their members that take part in triathlon.

Where can we find out more about how to access the new benefit of the club management tool, ClubSpark?

To find out more about our club management tool, ClubSpark, please head to our ClubSpark page to read about the tool.

You will be asked during the 2020 Club Affiliation process for a primary ClubSpark contact for your club who will be set up on ClubSpark for your club.

Alternatively, if you do not give a ClubSpark contact during Club Affiliation and later and want to set your club up with an account please email clubspark@britishtriathlon.org with the contact details (first name, last name, email address) of the club member who will be setting up ClubSpark for your club. A member of the team will get this club contact set up and send them an invite to register on ClubSpark. 

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