2024 Membership

Dear athletes,
It’s that time of year when memberships are due. England Athletics years runs from April to April so your club membership runs from March to March, this gives the club time to ensure that payments are made to EA to guarantee that your membership with EA and your registration number is still valid.

Unfortunately, the membership fee has increased this year across all age groups to cover the increasing costs to the club of hiring the track and the sports hall on club nights, race entry fees, league affiliations and the costs of putting on league cross country races, track meetings etc. There is a lot that goes on that costs money and the majority of our income has to come from those annual subscriptions.
For those who were able to attend the AGM this was something that was discussed at length and four options were suggested, it was agreed and voted on that this price structure is the best option of those available to us to ensure that the club can continue to function.
Some of the benefits of your annual subscription include entry to league cross country fixtures, entry to midlands and national cross country championships, entry to regional and national road relays, entry to league track meetings throughout the summer, use of the leisure centre changing facilities at no extra cost on club nights, annual membership to Fordhouses Cricket Club and discounted membership with WV Active to use across their three sites.
We did keep the cost at a lower level after Covid to try to build back the club membership base and we found we could maintain that cost as charges of hosting events, race entries and league affiliations did not bite so hard, but now as things are back to normal regrettably things have to change to keep up with those costs. When you consider the price being charged by other clubs we still believe this is good value for money even with an inevitable increase and although we have a price structure that give a one off payment rate we can accommodate payments by instalments if required, this can by arranged on a case by case basis.
Below is a copy of this years membership form for March 2024 until March 2025 which shows the price structure and payments details.

Many thanks 
Dave Norman
Wolverhampton & Bilston AC

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 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.

We are currently operating a waiting list for junior members to ensure athlete to coach ratios remain feasible and safe – you are welcome to complete the form to be added to the list.

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 2024 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.

Download the 2024 NEW Member Application Form:

Of your membership £19.00 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

2024 subscriptions are as follows:

Senior over 20                                 £70.00
Junior (9-20)                                   £50.00
Child (under 9)                                £21.00
Full Time Education over 20           £50.00
Second Claim                                  £50.00

Family membership

2+ Junior siblings (9-20)                 £90.00
1 Parent and 1 Junior (9-20)           £103.00
1 Parent and 2 Junior (9-20)           £142.00
2 Parents and 1 Junior (9-20)         £162.00
2 Parents and 2 Juniors (9-20)       £190.00

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

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.

Athlete’s Guide To Change of Club

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

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