Starting a new triathlon club

Interested in starting a triathlon club? Affiliated clubs are a core and essential part of the swim, bike, run family. We have a host of support available to help clubs to start and to grow.

Take a look at our step-by-step walkthrough below to help you get your new club set-up. Already understand the process? Use the button below to start the club affiliation process.

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Why start a club?

  • Create a safe and welcoming environment - Clubs can provide a safe and welcoming environment for many people to enjoy swim, bike, run or take their first steps into the sport.
  • Help develop new skills - Great coaching and support in clubs gives a place for many thousands of others to develop their skills.
  • Make a positive impact on the community - Our clubs also provide a social network for many people, one which we know has been vitally important over the past few years.
  • Become part of the family - Clubs are also a part of the swim, bike, run family that leads to the great international success that we all enjoy together.

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Where do I start?

Taking the first steps to start a club can be daunting but our team is here to help. We have a team of Regional Managers across the country to advise and guide you. We also have a wealth of resources for our affiliated clubs in the Clubhouse area of our website.

Below are a few steps to help you get set-up. You can also download a checklist here.

Step 1 - Contact

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Contact your Regional Manager to discuss your club and get their support.

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Step 2 - why

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Consider why you want to start a club:

  • Who will be the members?
  • Where will you be based?
  • Are you there for social activity or being at the pointy end of races?

Step 3 - how

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Think about how you will be set up:

  • Have you got a club name?
  • What type of club will you be? Find out more about club types here.
  • Get a constitution in place, if you need one see our template here.
  • Get yourself a Committee in place, if needed.

Step 4 - facilitate

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Put together a programme of activities and make sure you have people to deliver it:

  • Think about how often you want to train as a club.
  • Speak to local facilities to make sure you can access them.
  • Get some coaches qualified and make sure they have done all of the safeguarding that they need to. Find out more about safeguarding requirements here.

Step 5 - Affiliate

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Affiliate your club with us:

  • Visit our affiliation page here to get started.
  • Complete and submit your form to us for review.
  • Once approved, pay your fee for the year to access the full set of benefits. Find out more about your affiliation benefits here.

Affiliate your club

Step 6 - Enjoy

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Have some fun!

  • Tell people about your club.
  • Get some kit sorted - view Scimitar Sports custom triathlon club kit here
  • Enjoy being a part of your brand new club!

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