Clubs remaining affiliated to England Athletics after 1st April 2007 will pay £50 plus £5 for each club member. Yes that is about a 300% increase on what was paid to the dear old AAA of England which was swept away by the Quango Sport England in the name of modernisation. Well have you noticed any improvement in athletics to justify this mind boggling increase. And the good news folks is that the costs of the new England Athletics are calculated at between £40 and £50 per athlete. As the Government subsidy to your sport is reduced the cost of your club membership will soar.
And yes I nearly forgot to say. As regulation tightens on the amateurs providing your races and competition and the amateurs are driven out. You will only be left with races organised by professional for profit companies and your race entry costs will also soar.And guess who are the membership of the committee set up to manage road running in the UK. Well you guessed the representatives of the professional race organisers.
What can you do? Tell your club to join ABAC now to fight for your sport.