Membership of Maidenhead Athletic Club has the following benefits:
- Access to a track, with specific coached sessions
- Use of a purpose-built clubhouse
- Coaching programmes in track & field disciplines for juniors age 7 upwards
- A meeting place for like-minded runners of different standards
- A path to affiliation of England Athletics, which delivers preferential entry prices to events
The Club was formed in 1884 as Maidenhead Cycling & Athletics Club. The Club is pleased to be able to offer on-the-ground facilities that many clubs cannot. As a result, a more diverse set of activities can be provided to the membership.
The membership year runs April-March, and coincides with the affiliation period for England Athletics.
Rates for 2016-17 are:
|Category||Full year||Join Jul-Sep||Join Oct-Dec||Join Jan-Mar|
|Student (see below)||£18||£18||£18||£18|
England Athletics affiliation for 2016-17 is £13. It is mandatory for junior squad members, optional for seniors and junior striders.
The Club has a small number of honorary life members, given in recognition of their contributions over many years. Fees are also waived for coach-members who provide regular coaching.
Seniors can join and pay online. PaySubsOnline.com is used as a service provider to manage registration and payments. New members should use the Registration page first. It is possible to add multiple members at the same time and, although each will have their own record, the accounts will be linked for payment purposes. If you wish to subsequently add a record, these can be linked afterwards by Webmaster on request.
Distance membership may be an option for regular users of the Club who live over 50 miles from Maidenhead.
Junior membership is available as part of a coaching programme. Coaching fees are £40 per term. Overall, the annual amount for juniors is:
|Coaching (3 terms)||£120|
|England Athletics affiliation||£13|
See also the Club Kit page.
Junior Waiting List
The Club is run entirely by volunteers. Coaches give up their free time willingly but we do need more people to go through the training and required accreditation. Parents are strongly encouraged to help out, under the supervision of a qualified coach. But nevertheless it is unfortunately necessary to operate a waiting list system for junior membership. Parents can add children to the waiting list at any time after their 7th birthday. It is difficult to predict how long a child will remain on the waiting list but the aim is to keep in regular contact by email in the meantime.
An attendance register is kept. Given the limited places available good attendance and a commitment to take part in competitions is expected.
Parents can add their child to the waiting list online. Once your child is accepted, you can also manage membership and coaching payments on the same online account. PaySubsOnline.com is used as a service provider to manage registration and payments. New members and parents should use the Registration page first. It is possible to add multiple members and children at the same time and, although each will have their own record, the accounts will be linked for payment purposes. If you wish to subsequently add a record, these can be linked afterwards by Webmaster on request.
Young people, including former juniors, are encouraged to remain involved with the Club. A student membership is a good way to maintain EA affiliation, even when you can only run with us during vacations.
England Athletics affiliation
England Athletics affiliation costs £13 (2016-17) and runs April-March. Race entries for affiliated runners are typically reduced by around £2 each. You should quote your EA unique reference number (URN) when entering an event.
The Club collects your EA fee alongside membership and registers on your behalf. Nevertheless, it is the responsibility of the member to maintain their online profile with England Athletics because it is separate from the Club’s online system.
First and Second Claims
It is possible to be a member of more than one club. One club (usually the first one joined) is the first claim; the others are second claims. When entering an EA-registered event, you must represent the first claim club.
To swap the claims around, you must resign the status of first claim at that club before establishing it at the other.