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How to join

CLUB MEMBERSHIP
By submitting an application for membership of Hillingdon AC you agree to contribute to the club in either an athletic or voluntary capacity. If you apply for membership renewal
in the future and have not contributed to the club as a member in the preceding 12 months, your application may not be accepted.

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Complete the online membership form here

Part of the club statement on club membership fees this year in response to the COVID 19 Pandemic.

The various subscription rates are unchanged from last year, as approved at the AGM in March, the Management Committee has decided to offer two options for membership in 2020/21. Firstly, we invite all those who feel able to pay the full membership fee to do so in order to support the long term financial health of the Club. However we recognise that the Club is unable to offer the full range of activities during this membership year and that many members are facing significant financial hardships resulting from the pandemic. In response to these circumstances the Club will offer an option to renew membership at 50% of the normal subscription fee for each category of membership for 2020/21. Whichever option members choose, the Club will continue to absorb the England Athletics (EA) Athlete Registration Fee of £15 per athlete for all those members who indicate they wish to be registered. EA extended the 19/20 registration year to 31 August 2020 but we believe it is time now to renew the registration fees and support the sport’s governing body. Please renew your membership as soon as possible in July so we can process your EA registrations in good time. If you have any queries relating to membership, please contact Steve Hirons, Membership Secretary on s.hirons@bbk.ac.uk.

 

Regarding our sport, although the normal programme of league meetings and races is cancelled for the foreseeable future, the Club is looking into all opportunities to provide value to members in accordance with government guidelines and EA advice. We are working on holding athletic events, perhaps as soon as July and August, should the guidance allow. The Club is grateful to Martin Bateman, John Dobbs and Nigel Ealand plus all the weekly quiz setters in particular for providing a constant menu of running tests and informative challenges to help us all through this lockdown.

 

Finally, for those members who feel particularly challenged financially at the moment you may wish to know that the Club maintains a small Athlete Assistance Fund. The Don Hirst Trust can also provide support for help with equipment, injury remedial treatment and other athletics-related matters.

Stay safe

Management Committee

 

All club members are expected to compete or contribute to the running of HAC. This can be achieved in many different ways. Compete in club events, join one of the clubs’ committees, coach, officiate, marshal at events, provide articles for the website and newsletter, organise sporting and fund raising events and much more. 

England Athletics Association require all competing athletes to be registered with them at the start of April. Members who wish to ensure they will be able to compete for the club after April must renew their membership subscription before 1st April. Athletes who fail to renew their membership subscription before 1st April will be registered with England Athletics as and when it is convenient for the Membership Secretary, Steve Hirons to do so.

 

Any questions about membership should be directed to the Membership Secretary, Steve Hirons at s.hirons@ucl.ac.uk or tel: 01895 674 140

Subscription costs for the period of 1st July 2020 to 31st March 2021 are as follows: As stated above, there is the option to pay 50% of these fees.

Individual Senior
Individual Under 18*
Individual Full-time FE/HE Student**
Full Second Claim (1)
Individual Associate (2)
Family (3)
Qualified Active HAC  Coach
Life Member
Elite Athlete Fund Award Holder
75.00
48.00
40.00
65.00
25.00
120.00
No Fee
No Fee
No Fee
 
Membership definitions
(1) Entitled to all services as if Full Member. Athlete responsible for own EA registration.

(2) Does not use any of the clubs facilities for their own training or competition.

(3) Family club members must reside at the same postal address. Family membership is available to a maximum of 2 Adults OR 1 Adult and up to 2 Juniors (under 18)
*THIS INCLUDES ALL UNDER 17’s
** ONLY FOR THOSE IN FULL-TIME EDUCATION AT A FURTHER OR HIGHER EDUCATION COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY. NOT PART TIME OR ANY VERSIONS OF COMPULSORY SCHOOL EDUCATION.

All membership forms will be checked to make sure the correct type of membership has been chosen.

WAYS TO JOIN & PAY

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Complete the online membership form here


You can pay either by credit/debit card, PayPal account instantly.
Paper forms available by contacting Steve Hirons.
Hardship fund: If you want to become/renew your membership but are unable to pay the costs, please contact Membership Secretary,Steve Hirons at s.hirons@ucl.ac.uk or tel: 01895 674 140 to work out a solution.

Benefits of membership

Receive the Club’s newsletter ‘On the Limit’ 4 times a year
Invitation to attend two presentation evenings, summer and winter, where athletes of all ages are awarded for there commitment and performances
Cost of approved coaching and other volunteer courses 100% funded
Free use of clubhouse during opening hours including access to gym facilities and subsidised, fully licensed bar
Discounted physiotherapy from the Club’s qualified physiotherapist
Right to attend and vote at general meetings of the Club
Free insurance to athletes, coaches and officials Training and coaching
All coaching free of charge
All coaches CRB checked
20% discount on annual season ticket at Hillingdon stadium
Free access to Hillingdon Stadium to qualified coaches when coaching

10% Discount on purchases at Runnersworld Eastcote. 139 Field End Road, Eastcote, Pinner Middlesex HA5 1QH

Competition

Free Southern league track and field competition in the summer*
Free road and cross country competition in the winter*^
Free entry to Middlesex, South of England and England Athletics/AAA championship competition
Free entry to Club organised competitions e.g. monthly 5k races in summer**
Coach travel provided to ‘away’ summer fixtures and selected winter fixtures
Access to elite athlete fund – supports athletes performing at national level providing funding towards, for example, physiotherapy etc.

Social

Licensed and subsidised bar in clubhouse open 4 days a week
At least 3 organised social evenings per year at clubhouse
Numerous informal social events throughout the year including summer BBQs
Poker evenings for adults – last Friday of the month at Clubhouse
Christmas/New Year dinner and disco

*For certain events subject to selection
^On selected races only
**Excludes races used to generate Club funds e.g. Hillingdon 20