Wolverhampton & Bilston is one of the largest clubs in the Midlands with a tradition of producing International and Olympic Athletes.
The Club nights are on a Tuesday and Thursday evening with young athletes (generally 7-9 year olds) meeting from 5.30pm – 6:30pm and all other athletes from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.
Our coaches are England Athletics qualified, have the appropriate child protection clearance and all work on a voluntary basis. There is a comprehensive programme for all athletes including sprinting, running, throwing, jumping, hurdling and walking. As a club we compete in Track & Field and Cross Country. We also run groups for athletes with special requirements and adult beginners.
We welcome members of all ages and abilities at the club so come down and join us. You don’t have to join straight-away, only after you have done a few sessions and have started enjoying the training. We want you to fit in to the right group, so on our web-site there is a description of all the training groups and coaches.
The club’s annual membership is due on January 1st every year and will be valid until December 31st of that year. At the end of March we register all our paid up members with England Athletics. If you have not paid by this date you are ineligible to represent the club, or enter races in our name and get the members discount.
The club is run on a voluntary basis. We will not be issuing invoices or reminders the onus is on the member to pay.
You can pay the Membership Secretary who is usually at the desk in reception on a Tuesday and Thursday between 6.00pm and 7.45pm.
On renewal all athletes are requested to complete a membership renewal form.
If you are joining for the first time the Membership Secretary will explain the procedure which also includes prorating the membership if you join mid way though the year. More importantly the Membership Secretary will introduce you to one of the coaches who will look after you when you come down for the first time.
Of your membership £16.00 goes to England Athletics as an athlete affiliation fee. This includes insurance and other benefits which are explained on their website.
If you have questions please contact the Membership Secretary by email email@example.com
2022 subscriptions are as follows:
Senior over 20 £50.00
Junior (9-20) £38.00
Child (under 9) £16.00
Full Time Education over 20 £38.00
Second Claim £38.00
2+ Junior siblings (9-20) £68.00
1 Parent and 1 Junior (9-20) £75.00
1 Parent and 2 Junior (9-20) £105.00
2 Parents and 1 Junior (9-20) £120.00
2 Parents and 2 Juniors (9-20 £145.00
All under 20’s to pay an additional £2.00 training fee per session. Other members who are using the track or training indoors (October – March) also need to pay an additional £2.00 training fee per session.
You can pay in person on a club night by Card, Cash, or Cheque (made payable to Wolverhampton & Bilston AC). Or by BACS (A/c 47426926 Sort Code 56-00-69) using the members name as the reference and email your form to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are joining us from another club you will need to complete an online transfer request from your England Athletics portal before you can compete for us in competition. This does not preclude you from training with us or entering competitions as an individual. Please look at the guidance and complete the form below.
We’ve had a few people join us recently who are first claim for fell/triathlon clubs. This form allows athletes to switch their first claim membership based on the events they want to do i.e. a fell runner whose club doesn’t do XC, can join W&B first claim for road running and XC. BCT members can’t join us for XC, as BCT also do that discipline, although they can join us for road running. i.e. Road Relays. The first claim club needs to agree to the switch, as outlined in the form.
The club is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of the development. In doing so it acknowledges and adopts the Sport England definition of sports equity. You can download the full equity statement here.
If you are volunteering in any capacity, you need to download and complete the form Volunteer Form