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/ CIRF (Level 2) present at all club activities.  There is a fair degree of effort involved in obtaining the Athletics Coach Award/ CIRF (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 the Athletics NI offices on 028 9060 2707, or email info@athleticsni.org to receive a New Club pack.

CLUB DEVELOPMENT GUIDE FOR BELFAST BASED CLUBS

Benefits of Affiliation

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.

Being affiliated to Athletics NI involves 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.

Items we need in order for a Club to become affiliated are:

  • Details of your coaches (At least one fully qualified Level 2 coach is mandatory)
  • Club Constitution (a sample one will be provided)
  • List of Office Bearers (at least secretary, treasurer & chairman, secretary must have email)
  • Photo or drawing of proposed club kit (please get this checked out before going ahead with a kit order, as kits need to be unique to each club).

BENEFITS OF AFFILIATION

SAFE RECRUITMENT