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What training does the Club Welfare Officer have to complete?

The Club Welfare Officer must complete the following training requirements and renew each training course every three years;

Complete the UK Coaching Safeguarding and Protecting Children training course*

Complete the designated Club Welfare Officer Safeguarding Training as stipulated by British Triathlon

*As a prerequisite to attending Club Welfare Officer Safeguarding Training, attendees need to have completed the UK Coaching Safeguarding and Protecting Children training course previously.

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.

Does the same structure apply to Schools, Colleges and Universities?

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.  

Can we pay by Direct Debit?

Unfortunately, we are not able to take payment by Direct Debit.

Clubs can make payment in the following ways:

  • Credit/Debit - card payment online by logging into their Club Management area on the British Triathlon website.
  • BACS transfer (please use your club name and ID number as a reference for this)
    • Account Name: The British Triathlon Federation
    • Sort code: 40-30-24
    • Account number: 42263572
  • Cheque - please make payable to British Triathlon, include your club name and ID on the reverse of the cheque and post to Michael Pearson East, British Triathlon Federation, 1 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, LE11 3QF


Can we update our details?

Clubs can access some of the details within their club management page to be able to update the information, for example member numbers, club activity details, change of committee member detail.

For any other changes, please email clubs@britishtriathlon.org

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.


We are a new club with no British Triathlon Level 2 or Group Coaches, and no existing clubs near to us. Do establishing clubs have a grace period of delivery while our club develops, and our coaches upskill to the next level?

British Triathlon appreciate for some clubs starting up, they might not have the appropriately qualified coaches from the outset. If this is impacting, you and your club please contact the coaching team for support. coaching@britishtriathlon.org

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