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Memberships

Become a Birchfield Harrier

Our Club members benefit from access to our training sessions, and there are plenty of opportunities to compete for the Club, from beginners up to international level.

Athletes Trio

Birchfield Harriers welcomes members across all ages and all disciplines. Our training nights are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the HiPac at the Birmingham Alexander Stadium and Monday and Wednesday at Wyndley in Sutton Coldfield. We also run an Academy for young athletes as an introduction to the sport of athletics on Saturday mornings.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Exclusive use of the track & field at Alexander Stadium on club night

  • Use of the Clubroom

  • Use of the free-weights room

  • Access to three physiotherapy rooms

  • Access to the Indoor High Performance Centre

  • Advice and training from some of the UK’s top coaches

  • Training groups from beginners to internationals

  • The right to wear the club vest and call yourself a Birchfield Harrier


Training

Club nights are MONDAY and WEDNESDAY evenings from 5.00pm until 9pm at Wyndley and for those wishing to train indoors, Tuesday and Thursday 5pm - 9pm at the HiPac at the Alexander Stadium. For both venues training is currently split into two sessions 5.15-6.45 and 7pm - 8.30pm. All sessions must be booked and training fees paid before athletes can train.

Coaches will book sessions and advise their athletes accordingly or if over 18 these can be booked as an individual.

Training Fees

Training fees must be paid in advance prior to attending any training session and 48 hours in advance of any sessions attended. We are asking members to pay for 10 sessions at a time and we will monitor usage. This will ensure you only pay for sessions you actually attend.

  • Juniors members (under 18years)  £20

  • Senior Members £25

Payments should be made using the bank details below and under reference please put your name and membership number. We are also asking those who intend to train to complete this form so we have up-to-date details for track and trace. This must be completed before you are allowed to train.

  • Bank:                           NatWest

  • Account name:          Birchfield Harriers

  • Sort Code:                  60 21 07

  • Account No:               50441086


Membership Fees

Membership fees are paid annually and are due on 31st March.

The membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March.

A new member will receive a membership card to be presented on club nights to enter the stadium. You will need a passport sized photograph that will be attached to your bar-coded membership card.

Renewal

Members who renewed their membership after 31 August 2020, or who joined after this date should note their 2021 fee should be paid by 1 April 2021. Renewal notices have gone out to those who fall into these categories. All competing members will need to pay their EA registration fee for 2021 even if you took advantage of the offer of a year's free membership and paid your 2020 fee before 31 August 2020.

Please also note that the Club is able to be sensitive and discreet in cases where there is difficulty in paying subscriptions. Please email the  Club at the earliest opportunity  to discuss how we can help. Any emails will be treated in the strictest confidence.

We have rates for both Competitive and Non-Competitive members for seniors as we expect all our junior members to compete, please understand non-competing this will remove your eligibility to compete in ALL events. 

Memberships can be paid online using the following details:

  • Bank:                           NatWest

  • Account name:          Birchfield Harriers

  • Sort Code:                  60 21 07

  • Account No:               50441086

Click here to view 2021/22 membership fees.

New Members

If you are joining the club for the first time, for those athletes wishing to compete you are required to pay an additional £20 joining fee, which includes the price of a vest that will be sent out to you. For non-competitive members the joining fee is £10 fee (Not including Associate Membership).

Non Payment

If your membership is not paid the following rules will apply: 

1. EA registration will not be paid and you will not be able to compete in any UKA permit meeting.

2. No expnses will be paid and membership fees will not be taken out of expense claims. 

3. You will not be eligible for selection for team competitions as you will not be considered to be a current member and will not be registered with England Athletics. This will include: BAL, UKWAL, Midland Leagues, and YDL as well as Cross Country and Sportshall competition.

4. Members training on club nights at the Alexander Stadium may be refused entry, if fees remain unpaid, as this is a condition of  membership.

In addition, Associate Membership does not entitle you to vote either at a Club AGM or EGM or train during Club nights.