Tonbridge Athletic Club Membership Portal

Tonbridge Athletic Club Membership Portal

Existing members please select "login" at the top of this screen. 

Potential members please read all the text on this page. Potential members are encouraged to attend trial sessions to see whether joining Tonbridge Athletic Club is appropriate for them, and help identify which particular track or field events would be of interest.

Please do NOT come to the Club without first making a trial membership enquiry and then waiting for an invite from our Trials Co-ordinator. You will NOT be able to join in until you have been registered with the Trials Co-ordinator and have received a time and date for a trial session.

Due to the high number of people interested in joining the Club we have temporarily closed some of our groups to new members to ensure that we maintain the required coach/athlete ratio.

We are, however, asking people to register their interest to be put on a waiting list. Those who have registered will be contacted as places become available. People will be contacted for their trial session in date order, so the sooner you register the sooner you will be contacted.

Trials Details

Trials are for any athlete aged 9 years or above, if younger than this please visit the Tornados page.

The trials are to determine whether any potential member has the right approach to athletics. Members will be expected to try their hardest, engage with and attend training, represent the Club in competition and show manners and respect to coaches and other members – the coach has the final say.

The cost is £145, which comprises a one-off joining fee of £50, a Club vest, £15 England Registration Fee and £80 2018/2019 TAC membership subscriptions. The membership year runs from April to March, subscriptions are not reduced should you join part way through the year. TAC does not want financial hardship to deter athletes, so if the cost is an issue please contact the Membership Secretary in confidence.

Once you have read this page, if you wish to apply for a trial please  click on Trail Membership from the top menu.

 

Competing Athlete - 18/19 -       till 31st March 2019     

£145

Subs include the joining fee of

£50

This includes a Club Vest; please indicate your vest size.

 

Plus England Athlete registration fee for 18/19 of

£15

 

 

 Social members

£10

Life social members

£65

TAC does not want financial hardship to deter athletes, so if the cost is an issue please contact the Membership Secretary in confidence.

Those that have had their "trial" and now need to join please email memberadmin@tonbridgeac.co.uk who will give you instructions on how to pay.

 Due to the massive number of people interested in joining the Club we have closed some of our groups and opened waiting lists.

We are however asking people to register their interest to be put on a waiting list. People will be contacted for their trial in date order, so the sooner you register the sooner you will be contacted.

From the New Member menu please select "Trial sessions nb for some groups there are waiting lists" membership type.

 Trial process - when active

Please do NOT come to the Club without first making the "trial " enquiry and then waiting for an invite from our trial coordinator, you will NOT be able to join in until you have been registered with the Trial Co-ordinator and have received a time and date to arrive at the club. Anyone who arrives at the Club without registering and receiving an invite will be asked to leave and wait till they get their invite. Parents of under 18’s must accompany the athletes to their first session, take them to the named coach and stay on site. These rules are to enable the Club to be run safely and to protect the athletes, as well as being fair to those who are waiting their turn.

9 and 10 year olds are offered 4 trials within a month; all others are offered 2 trial sessions in a fortnight.

 If you are interested in the Club please read the rest of this welcome then select the New Member button above top middle of the screen and then select "Trial sessions nb for some groups there are waiting lists"  to make your enquiry.

Please give us as much information as you can about what you want to do at the Club.

Depending on your age and events our trial co-ordinator will check to see if we have a place for you, then she will 

  • BOOK YOU IN to come for a trial training period to ensure that you are in the correct group. 
  • She will arrange a date for you to come to the Club,
  • She will direct you to the "Meet and Greet” desk or the appropriate coach, who will be expecting you, who will then explain about the Club and the groups, if necessary you will be directed to the correct Coach, who will be expecting you and your trial period will start. 

Please do not come to the club until you have had your place and time confirmed by the trial co-ordinator.

Your membership start date is the date of your trial; if you or the Club decides not to proceed with membership then you will not be charged for the trial sessions.

Please note we do not accept Second Claim members unless pre approved by the committee, please contact memberadmin@tonbridgeac.co.uk before you proceed with membership.

If you have previously been a member of another athletic club, please ensure you follow UKA rules regarding change of clubs. See England Athletics for further details.

If you are trying to add third or subsequent family members please email memberadmin@tonbridgeac.co.uk as there is a discount for this.

If you have any queries about membership please email memberadmin@tonbridgeac.co.uk or for any coaching issues please go to our page where you will be able to email someone who can offer help and advice. 

Special Notice: Inhalers and other medication. It is no longer necessary for athletes to automatically register inhalers with UK Athletics, as not all of these appear on the WADA Prohibited List. Information on the British Athletics website explains clearly how to check inhalers (and other medications) against the Prohibited List and how to register them if necessary. Information is also available about the risks associated with using supplements and what to expect during a doping control test. The website link is https://www.uka.org.uk/cleanathletics/