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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 Monday and Wednesday at Wyndley in Sutton Coldfield until we return to the Alexander Stadium later in the year. We also run a development group on Monday 4.30.5.30 at Wyndley for young athletes as an introduction to the sport of athletics.

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 Wyndly athletics track in Sutton Coldfield until we are back at at the Alexander Stadium. All sessions must be booked and training fees paid before athletes can train.

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

  • Bank:                           NatWest

  • Account name:          Birchfield Harriers

  • Sort Code:                  60 21 07

  • Account No:               50441086


Membership Fees and Renewal fees

Membership fees are paid annually and are due on 31st March. Memberships must be renewed by 31 May if you wish to train on club nights and compete for the club. Membership fees can be found here. When renewing we have a form tthat we would like you to complete to ensure we have your correct details. This is an online form which can be completed using this link.

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

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 only as we expect all our junior members to compete, please understand that if joining as a non-competing member 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

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).

Click here to view 2022/23 membership fees.

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 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.