Setting Up A New Club

Before taking on the responsibility of starting a new club, we would ask that you look at our Find A Club page to find the clubs available in your area. If you are still interested in setting up a new club, here are some simple steps for you to follow:

  1. Your club must have at least one Athletics Coach/ Coach in Running Fitness (CIRF) present at all club activities. The first step on this pathway is to get people trained to the Level 1- Leader in Running Fitness (LIRF) or Coaching Assistant. You can find out more about our Coaching Courses here.
  2. If you would like to go ahead with your new club, contact the Athletics NI offices on 028 9060 2707, or email us at: to receive a New Club pack.
  3. In your club pack, you will receive a Sample Constitution, the annual Registration Booklet and a list of the Committees Roles. Once you have completed your Club Constitution and have your Committee Members selected, you can return these to, along with details of your club, including:
    • Club Name,
    • Training Location,
    • Picture/Artwork of your Club Kit,
    • Committee Contact Details (at least the Secretary, Treasurer and Chairperson)
    • Affiliation payment- can be paid by cheque, or via the online Club Portal
  4. Once we have received your New Club information, we will be able to get your Club Portal set up so you can start registering your members!