Join the club to benefit from training, team competition, discounted kit, social events and club insurances. Memberships cover you annually from April to April.
NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOME to come and join us. We offer friendly training sessions with helpful advice and guidance from coaches as required. Fancy a trial session? See our training pages for more information.
Click on this link for the 2023/24 Membership form. You will be able to complete it and e-mail it back (preferred method) or print it off and post back. Please ensure you fill out both sides and sign the form. After receipt of your completed New Members form, we will add you to the Harrier member database and you will then receive an invoice to pay online via the England Athletics email system. NOTE: By signing up and joining the Harriers you are deemed as accepting the UKA/England Athletics policies in operation at the current time; and to abide the Club's various policies and its Constitution.
Contact Membership Secretary Paul Chadwick for new membership enquiries, forms and payments.
Lapsed Member? If you were a member a few years back, but your membership has lapsed then contact Paul Chadwick for guidance - we may just need your full name and date of birth so that the England Athletics system can reinstate you, and you will then be sent an invoice to pay.
2nd Claim/Social members can join for the same amount as 1st Claim/Competitive members to benefit from our hired training facilities, coaching, etc.
If you no longer require Harrier Membership then please let us know and we will remove you from the system - lapsed members will be removed from our database each year.
If you do not receive an online request in April then please let us know ASAP and we will investigate further - these are sent via the England Athletics email system.
Have you changed your e-mail address this past year? If so, then the online request will go to your old e-mail address unless you tell us! (Note: you can always change your contact details yourself by logging onto your myAtheltics Portal).
Please pay as soon as possible using the online system when you receive the request to maintain continuous membership.
JOINING US FROM ANOTHER CLUB?
It's now relatively straightforward to switch Clubs. Click here to find out how to move clubs.
Harrier Membership fees:
England Athletics (EA) Registration:
As a Club we have always encouraged our members to compete and to benefit from England Athletics Registration when doing so. More information about the benefits of England Athletics registration can be found here.
*For those that compete, you will need to add on England Athletics registration - this is £17 valid from April 1st 2023 through to March 31st 2024 (for all aged 11 upwards). We want to encourage all of our active junior members age 11 and upwards to sign up for EA at the same time as Club Membership - this will then cover you with various benefits and a discount at competitive fixtures across the year. Most UK Athletics licenced races will offer you a race discount with this membership.
If seniors definitely don't want England Athletics registration as you are purely a social runner/supporter then please advise us and just join Harrier Club members.
Membership fees to be paid online.
New members please complete a form and send in so that you can be added to the system and invoiced to pay online.
Please do not compete as a Harrier if you haven't renewed your membership.
Please note we hire Millfield athletics track for our Monday and Tuesday sessions. This provides us with top training facilities on track and grass as well as floodlit sessions during the winter. As a result we charge for these sessions to cover the costs. Please pay separately for training at each Harrier coached session. See below.
Monday Juniors: £15 per half-term.
Tuesdays: £20 per quarter (January-March; April-June; July-September; October-December) or £2.50 per individual session. First trial session is free.
Card payment available (and preferred).
(Training fees are only payable if you attend the Monday or Tuesday sessions)
By making your payment to Wells City Harriers you will be signifying that you:
Abide by the Club Constitution and UK Athletics rules.
Abide by the UKA and England Athletics Welfare Policy & Safeguarding Codes of Conduct, as adopted by the Club.
Give permission for photographs taken at Club or public events and races to be used for Wells City Harrier publicity only, including our website, social media accounts and local press (notify us in writing if you do not want this to apply).
Will volunteer some time to help the Club in its activities (if a junior member, then your parent is expected to contribute time). During the course of the year you will be allocated to a volunteer task e.g. marshalling at one of the Street 5k races unless you wish to volunteer in some other specific way with our agreement (e.g. coaching; team-management; joining the committee - please contact us to ask about those roles).
Will be able to compete First Claim at Track & Field for Yeovil Olympiads AC (notify us in writing if you do not want this to apply).
Please take time to visit our policy page and read through our club policies and agreements.
VOLUNTEERING SOME TIME:
We expect all Harrier members, or parents of juniors, to contribute time to the Club. This might be by helping out at training (e,g, holding a stop-watch; raking the long-jump pit), acting as a team manager; becoming a trained coach or official; writing a report for the website, taking a photo or two for the website, or helping to marshal at either the Street 5k Series or the Wells Fun Run.
You can also help by joining the committee to plan Club activities and oversee the development of the Club. We will allocate you to a task during the year, or you can volunteer for a specific role if you contact us in advance (e.g. marshalling at one or more of the Street 5k races between October 2023 and March 2024).
BENEFITS OF HARRIER MEMBERSHIP:
1. Able to attend Harrier coached training sessions (training fees are £20 per quarter on Tuesdays; or for juniors on a Monday £15 per half-term);
2. Discounted kit;
3. Qualified Harrier coaches at all Club coached sessions;
4. If EA registered - Reduced race entry fees; (usually £2 cheaper for any road or off-road race)
5. If EA registered - Opportunity to be part of a winning team! Entry fees paid for Cross-Country Leagues, road relays and off-road relays;
6. Covered by Club insurances (Club pays annual £150 fee to EA);
7. Wells City Harriers can subsidise any coaching or officiating course you attend if you then commit to helping out at Club sessions/events;
8. We are one of the top clubs in the South West region for Road-Running and Cross-country;
9. We have coached many junior athletes to top 10 in national rankings, and on to represent Team GB (9 Harriers have now represented TeamGB in the years 1998-2021);
10. We organise start up training and couch to 5K programmes for those trying to get fit or fitter;
11. Membership of Wells City Harriers with EA registration also gives membership (for free) of Yeovil Olympiads to compete at Track & Field;
12. Discounted social events including our Annual Dinner and if applying for London Marathon place in the main ballot as a Harrier with EA registration, then you can be included in the ballot held at the Annual Dinner or AGM for the Club's allocated place(s) if unsuccessful in the main ballot.(other rules also apply!)
Harrier Membership runs until you formally resign in writing/e-mailing to the Membership Secretary and is due every April 1st.