Annual Membership Fee Renewals Now Due

The annual membership renewal form which you all should have received in the post last week with the annual fixtures card should be returned to The Membership Secretary, Mrs Christine McCoubrey, 8 Clos Ty Gwyn, Copper Meadow, Gowerton, Swansea, SA4 3GF or handed in on training nights by 31st March 2016 at the latest. Alternatively print a renewal form here Swansea Harriers Membership and Welsh Athletics Renewal Form 2016.doc

MEMBERSHIP FEES 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017:
Swansea Harriers Club Membership Fees and Welsh Athletics Registration fees are due to be paid by 31st March 2016. Membership Fees now due are:-
  • Seniors Over 20                                £35 (includes £17.50 Welsh Athletics Registration Fee).
  • Full Time Students over 20               £30 (includes £17.50 Welsh Athletics Registration Fee).
  • Members over 9 and Under 20         £30 (includes £10.00 Welsh Athletics Registration Fee).
  • Family Membership of 3 or more a reduction of £5 per member.
Renewal fees and forms can be returned on club nights or sent to the Membership Secretary: Mrs. Christine MCoubrey, 8, Clos Ty Gwyn, Gowerton, Swansea.  SA4 3GF. Cheques should be made payable to Swansea Harriers.
The above fees which include the Welsh Athletics registration fee must be paid to Swansea Harriers and not Welsh Athletics. The club is responsible for deducting and forwarding the registration fee.
Only existing members need to complete the Swansea Harriers Membership Renewal Form overleaf. New members have different forms to complete.
Don’t forget to renew by 31st March 2016 otherwise you are not insured or eligible to compete (see new UK Athletics rules below in red) Please note if you are a New Member of the Swansea Harriers who joined after 1st January 2016 you do not have to pay again. Life members, Honorary Members, Vice Presidents, Committee members, Club Officials, Team Managers and Coaches are not required to pay the Swansea Harriers Membership Fee. However if you fall into one of these categories and you intend to compete you need to pay the Welsh Athletics Registration Fee and fill in the form overleaf, all Cheques must be made payable to Swansea Harriers.
Important reminder – 2016 athlete registration
At the start of April new UKA Rules for Competition will come into effect which include important changes regarding compulsory athlete registration in competitions held under UKA Rules.
It is therefore important that competing athletes ensure they are up to date with payment of their club subscriptions and that, when due, these their 'club subs' are renewed promptly so that their Welsh Athletics athlete registration fee can be paid.
While road runners will still be able to compete unattached, athletes who wish to represent their club and claim the registered athlete discount on entry fees in road running events, will need to be registered with Welsh Athletics.
Athletes who are not yet registered with Welsh Athletics should speak to their club to ensure they become registered. Those already registered will need to ensure their registration is renewed for the 2016-17 season after 1 April.

While athlete registration has been a part of the rules of the sport for a number of years these changes mean it is essential that club athletes are registered and aware of their registration details.
We recommend you make yourself familiar with the information that is relevant to you and, where appropriate, draw the attention of others to the information that is relevant to them.