As currently all club activities have been suspended, following government and England Athletics advice we have suspended the membership renewals and new membership. Once we are in a position to return to our normal training we will contact existing members about their renewal.
If you are a new potential member then please email firstname.lastname@example.org and will also let you know.
Membership fees include full use of the Southgate Hockey Centre facilities. This works out to approximately £2.00 per week or £0.50 per visit if you use the centre only on training days.
Benefits of membership include:
- Free use of changing and showering facilities at the Hockey Centre.
- Free monthly Handicap.
- Access to qualified club coaches and group leaders.
- Free use of open water swimming training facilities in the summer.
- Club social activities including Dinner & Dance, BBQ, Quiz nights, etc.
- Discounts from selected sports suppliers.
- Sponsored inter-club races and events such as the 3 cross country leagues, the midweek summer league as well as various national competitions.
MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR 2019 – 2020
A large proportion of the membership fee (around 85% or £90) goes to the Hockey Centre for use of the facilities which are the envy of other clubs. Unlike some other clubs, there are no additional charges for sessions other than swimming and the occasional special session. We also allow any member, regardless of ability to enter any of the clubs sponsored races be it the National Cross County championships or a local inter-club race.
The fees are:-
Single member £110.00, Student (under 21 or in full-time education) £50.00, Junior Member (9-17 years) £50.00, Swimming Only Member £50, and Social Member £25.
Please note, there is currently a waitlist for Junior / YA membership (contact the junior section for more information).
Membership fees are due on 1st April each year. Members joining during the annual period will pay an appropriate amount for the outstanding part of the year (new members only).
Membership system changes for 2020
From 1st April 2020, we are changing our membership system. This new membership system which is provided by a third party and called Clubtrac. If you are an existing member then please keep an eye on your inbox as you will receive an email with you new account details that you will need to renew for 2020-2021.
Below are some answers to questions you may have:
Why are we making this change?
The system we are currently using was developed by one of our members, so we are totally reliant on them to keep our current system going and some of the tools we use within the current system may not have long term support.
What is the cost of making this move?
The only cost is a charge made for card payments, which is 4% of the value plus 20p.
Will I have to pay this charge?
Individual members will not have to pay this charge at this time but we will bring some proposals to the AGM regarding charges in the future.
What is the situation if I pay by bank transfer or other method?
There is no charge for alternative methods of payment. For obvious reasons we are very keen for as many members to pay by bank transfer as this does not incur a charge.
Will it entail more work from me?
No, individual members will have less work to do in renewing their membership.
Are there other benefits?
There are many features which we believe will be very beneficial to use for instance integration with event entry, ticketing social events, race results, improved TP News.