Starting Up

Starting Up

If there is a club in your area we recommend that you join them rather than start another one, as this will help to maintain and improve the high standard that is present among the current clubs.

To be insured under UK Athletics policy, a club must have at least one Athletics Coach (Level 2) present at all club activities.  There is a fair degree of effort involved in obtaining the Athletics Coach Award (level 2) - another good reason to join an existing club if possible.  See details on COACHING COURSES 

If you have a group who would like to go ahead with a new club, then please contact Stef on 028 9060 2707, or email info@athleticsni.org to receive an application pack.

CLUB DEVELOPMENT GUIDE FOR BELFAST BASED CLUBS


National Governing Body affiliation is a vital part of the sport of Athletics and allows the sport to function effectively and fairly. As the national Governing Body, Athletics NI have a responsibility to ensure that all of our clubs act in the best interest of the sport and contribute towards our national strategy through the provision of high quality coaching, development and competition opportunities. 

Being affiliated to Athletics NI therefore have a series of benefits including discounts at sanctioned events, access to funding and club support. A full list of the benefits of being affiliated have been outlined in the downloadable document below.

BENEFITS OF AFFILIATION

ITEMS REQUIRED FOR AFFILIATION

SAFE RECRUITMENT

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