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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



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.

What are the different categories of club?

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 discipline 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 ClubSpark, the club management tool?

ClubSpark is one of the many benefits of affiliating your club. It is a club management tool provided as part of your affiliation. More information can be found here - https://www.britishtriathlon.org/clubspark

We are not sure what club type we are; how do we get help working this out?

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

If you are still unsure about what club type you fit into, your Regional Manager can work with you to identify this, their contact details can be found here.

Why do we have to complete an affiliation form each year?

We ask that you update the online affiliation form every year so we have the latest details on your club and who to contact. This is done so we can also ensure clubs insurance is valid, coaches details are correct including that they hold the relevant safeguarding qualification, a valid DBS check and you have declared the correct number of members for your club. You can opt into ClubSpark if not already set up.

What is the process for club affiliation?

Online club affiliation opens each year in October.

You will need to complete an online form, once submitted we will either approve your club affiliation or contact you to discuss what else we need before we can approve it.

If you are an existing club you can log into your Club Management area on the British Triathlon website and update the online form. There are a few additional details that need to be completed to ensure we have everything we need to support you.

If you are a new club you will fill out a new form located here.

Once your club has been approved, you will be emailed with a link to pay your club affiliation fee. Your affiliation is only complete when we have received payment from you.

Further information on club affiliation can be found here.

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