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.
How many multisport events can a club put on during the term of its affiliation?
There is no current set number however if a club was putting on several events a year it might be deemed that you are a commercial organiser and you will be asked to separate the club from the events. This will be continually reviewed by British Triathlon.
How many times can someone attend a club novice session or beginner session before they must become a club member.
This is limited to 3 sessions and must be adhered to otherwise the club will find it is not insured to run the sessions.
Does a closed club need a committee and have to go through TriMark?
A closed club is, by definition, is 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 could not fall into other club types such as a community or commercial club. In most cases this would consist of HM Armed Forces, Emergency Services Clubs, University, Schools but in addition other clubs may be formed by a group of employees within a company not for commercial gain. They do not need a committee or currently need to go through TriMark. However, there is no reason why they should not have a committee as this would allow them to apply for TriMark Club Accreditation. For further information please speak to your Regional Manager.
Do any of the type/categories have a member size minimum or maximum
Regardless of club type or category there are no limitations on club size.
Can community clubs still pay their coaches?
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.
We are a community club but operate through a sponsored name – which category will I fall into?
If you are advertising or promoting a business through your club name you will be deemed as a race team and therefore a Commercial Club.
Can commercial clubs use ClubSpark?
Yes, commercial clubs will also be able to use ClubSpark and all its modules.
School/College does the same structure apply for us?
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. In most case this will be the lowest level.
How to access the club management area within the British Triathlon Website?
Once a club has completed the online affiliation application form, made the affiliation payment to British Triathlon and the club affiliation is approved by British Triathlon Membership Services, a club is then able to access the club management area of their club within the British Triathlon website page.
To do this you will need to:
- Visit the British Triathlon home page
- Click on the ‘clubs’ tab at the top of the home page which then opens up a drop down menu.
- Click onto the club management tab which opens up your club ‘log in’ page
- Your user name is also your club affiliation number and can be found within your club affiliation payment confirmation notification from the previous year) followed by the password you created within your club affiliation application form.
- You now have access to all the information to help you as an affiliated club.