Club Update – 10/6/2020

Thank you to those members who gave feedback to the Management Committee about returning to the club for training. Following the Virtual Committee Meeting last night, the committee is trialling a Junior coached training session at the Club on Thursday 11th June. This will be observed by members of the committee to ensure that the session conforms to all Current Government Social Distancing and England Athletics Regulations.
Kevin Oakley, our Club Vice-Chairman is the appointed Covid-19 Coordinator. Covid-19 Risk Assessments have been put in place and a Return to Restricted Training Plan has been formulated.

At the moment we have the following coaches returning Martin Bailey, Julia Bailey, Kerry Taylor and Jon Kemp. 

Martin has successfully trialled a coaching session for 5 of his Junior Athletes at Wye Road. Julia, Kerry and Jon will be coaching on Thursday. Athlete attendance is by arrangement only and the parents of those athletes invited to Thursdays training session have been notified by e-mail.

Following this trial, the Management Committee will meet again to discuss the timetable for the phased introduction of Junior Training Sessions.
Initial plans are for training groups of a maximum of 5 athletes with sessions at 5:45 to 6:30pm and 6:45 to 7:30pm. Attendance at any of the training sessions will be by pre-arrangement only and based in the first instance on the feedback from last weeks e-mail. Siblings will be offered the same time-slots. Martin’s Junior groups will be trained at a different time or away from the club on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

The re-introduction of Senior Coached training sessions and Monday and Wednesday group runs will then follow.

It is anticipated that those members who do not wish to, or are not able to return to training will be able to recreate the Tuesday and Thursday training sessions away from the club.

We are now looking to begin the process of collecting this years reduced membership subscriptions. With this in mind, the cost of Annual Membership has been calculated with a deduction for April and May.  The new costs are outlined below. England Athletics Afiliation is set at £15 by England Athletics and there will be no further reduction in this cost. 

The Membership Year runs from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021.

Senior – £50  (£35 + £15 England Athletics affiliation)

Junior U/11 – £21 (Under 11 on 31st August 2020)

Junior 11-18/full time student – £38 
(This includes the mandatory £15 EA affiliation fee for all Juniors currently in year 6 or above)

Family Membership (2 adults + 3 Children) – £59 + £15 EA affiliation for each member over 11. (Any additional child is £13 each.)

Associate – £18    (Social membership – no training)

Payment can now be made by Bank transfer only. Please reference your transaction with your name and the word SUBS to Account: 20-59-23 50538825

Please e-mail our membership secretary Tracey Johnson-Knowles at to confirm payment of this years fees and to update our database for any changes to personal details  (e-mail addresses, emergency contacts and medical conditions etc..) 

Further updates will be sent out as soon as possible.
Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you all back to the club.