If we do not want to apply for the new Club Affiliation in 2020, what will happen?
If you do not want to affiliate to British Triathlon in 2020 that is fine, however please note your current club public liability insurance will no longer be valid as of 1 January 2020 and you will not be protected against claims made against the club. Your club members will also not be able to receive their discounted British Triathlon individual membership.
How can we pay for the new club affiliation?
Your club details will need to be updated online via the Club Management page prior to being able to make your club affiliation payment. Your details will then be checked by the Membership team to ensure your declared member numbers are in line with previously declared numbers and you have selected the correct club type.
Once your club affiliation has been approved you will receive an email confirming this and you will then be able to make payment.
You can make your club affiliation payment by one of the following options;
- Credit/Debit - card payment online by logging into their Club Management area on the British Triathlon website.
- Direct Debit - If you are paying by Direct Debit you must update your details by 2 December 2019 to ensure this can be checked in advance of the Direct Debit collection. You will then be notified in December 2019 when the annual payment will be collected.
- Cheque - please make payable to British Triathlon and post to our office address.
- BACS transfer - please email email@example.com to arrange this
Do we have to fill out a new Club Form or do we update the present club form?
If you are an existing club you can log into your Club Management area on the British Triathlon website and update the online form, it will be slightly different from previous years, but it will be in the same place. There are a few additional details that need to be completed hence 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.
Can we pay for affiliation in monthly installments?
Club Affiliation fees are an annual fee so monthly instalments are not possible.
We are a single discipline club and have 300 running club members but only 10 who do triathlon. How much do we have to pay?
You should declare your club members that participate in triathlon or multisport activities within your club. This number will determine which pricing category you fall into under the Single Discipline type club.
We are a community club that have a sponsor(s). Do we affiliate as a commercial or community club?
There is no problem with a Community Club having a sponsor(s) so long as:
- The sponsors name is not in the title of the club
- That all funding from the sponsorship deal goes back into the club to benefit it’s members.
- That the club has all the other traits outlined in the description of a community club.
If the sponsors title is in the club’s name it will be deemed as a race team and therefore a commercial club.
We have 151 club members, what price do we pay?
If you are a Community, Closed or Single Discipline club you would fall into the second club pricing tier of more than 150 members so you would pay £250 per year.
If you are a Commercial club the cost of affiliation is £350 regardless of the number of members you have.
Do single discipline clubs need a BTF qualified coach and do they have to have BTF DBS checks if they already have them from their own governing body?
It is recommended, as best practice, that if you run triathlon specific sessions you should have a qualified British Triathlon coach within the club. A club can use/employ single discipline coaches from swimming, cycling or athletics but they must be a member of their own NGB to be insured to coach. If they are not a member of their own NGB then they must have suitable insurance to be able to coach in a club environment; this also applies to British Triathlon coaches. The only coaches that must have a DBS are those that coach junior athletes on a regular basis (please see further information on British Triathlon’s website regarding Safeguarding.
Do commercial clubs still get the same insurance benefits?
All club types receive the same level of benefits including £15m Public Liability insurance.
Can a commercial club also be an event organiser and receive the same insurance benefits for events?
A commercial club can put on events to members of the public so long as that is not their primary function. They must also ensure their events are permitted with British Triathlon and those taking part sign up to day membership if they do not hold British Triathlon Membership. Further details on organising an event can be found on the Event Organisers Website. This is continually being reviewed by British Triathlon and all clubs will be notified of any changes.