If you are over 18 you are welcome to come along to our training sessions which are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7pm. We are happy for you to come along on a four week trial basis to see if you like it, and then if you wish to continue after that you can submit your application form and make the payment via ‘entry central’ below.
If you are between 9 and 12 you are invited to contact Active Stirling on 0300 028 0101 and join our Official Development Pathway. We work very closely with Active Stirling to assess when children are ready to progress from the Development Squad and competition. Development Squad athletes will be encouraged to come along to Club Time Trials and to compete for the wider Club. There are currently no other routes to membership. Children of secondary school age will be placed on our waiting list and should contact ku.oc1508285222.scit1508285222elhta1508285222lartn1508285222ec@pi1508285222hsreb1508285222mem1508285222
Athletes who wish to attend in Balfron should access the same pathway via Development Squads locally in Balfron. Children who wish to access the wait list in Balfron should contact moc.o1508285222ohay@1508285222yerhg1508285222uol_h1508285222aras1508285222 in the first instance.
Children under 9 years old should access the Run Jump Throw pathway via Active Stirling.
Alloa and Callander operate slightly different access pathways and again please contact ku.oc1508285222.scit1508285222elhta1508285222lartn1508285222ec@of1508285222ni1508285222 in the first instance.
The ‘About Us’ tab within the Club Info tab on this website provides details on training locations and times.
How to join or renew your membership of Central Athletics Club.
Membership renewals are due on the 1st October each year, if your membership has not been renewed within 1 month of the renewal due date you will be liable for an additional late subscription fee equivalent to 15% of the relevant membership fee and you will not be eligible, or selected, to compete for the Club. Any member who has not paid within two months of the renewal date shall cease to be a member and will not be allowed to train with the Club but shall remain liable for all their outstanding debts due to the club.
The table below details the Membership Fees for 2017/18 (For 12 months from 1st October 2017) :
|Type of Membership||Description||Cost|
|Junior||Under 18 members at 1st October 2016 who participate in Club training sessions and represent the Club in competitions||£89|
|Adult||Aged 18 or over members at 1st October 2016 who participate in Club training sessions and represent the Club in competitions||£89|
|Country||Members whose main residence is out with a 25 mile radius of Stirling, who do not participate in Club training sessions but may represent the Club in competitions||£22|
|Family||1 or 2 adults and their 1 or more children aged under 18 or in full time education who participate in Club training sessions and represent the Club in competitions||£178|
|Student||Students in full-time further and higher education (under graduate)||£44.50|
|Honorary||Athletes must be either Senior Scottish Champions, Commonwealth Games Competitors or British Internationalists.||Free|
|Patron||All non-training or non-competing members, including coaches, officials and Members of the Executive Committee not otherwise included||Free|
It should also be noted that the fees will be the same whether payment is made online or by cheque. You are encouraged to pay online as this reduces the administration effort within the Club.
All athlete members will be expected to compete in a minimum of 4 competitions per year (excluding Club time trials).
All athletes over the age of 18, or parents of athletes under the age of 18, will be expected to help the club in some way during the year. Therefore a completed Assistance Form must be submitted with a Membership Application.
Membership of the Club represents extremely good value. Detailed below are some of the benefits from Central Athletic Club Membership:
- Central Athletic Club only charges an annual Membership Fee. Free and exclusive use of our main training facilities in Balfron, Alloa, Callander and Stirling on club nights. Members of clubs in Glasgow and Edinburgh, for example, have to pay to use facilities such as Scotstoun or Meadowbank every time they go to training.
- The club pays to help our coaches keep their qualifications up to date, but they all donate their time for free.
- Access to the leagues of which we are members, for example, indoor and outdoor track and East District cross-country.
- Entries paid to all relay events, whether on track, road or cross-country.
- Entries paid for juniors and those in full-time education at district and national cross-country championships, and for U12 Superteams on the track (both indoors and out).
- Competition access to composite league teams that Central AC are part of
- Access to funding for developing athletes travelling to events outside Scotland.
If you have any further questions regarding membership, or should you have difficulties in meeting the cost of the membership fees, please contact:
Gillian Marchant – Membership Secretary ku.oc1508285222.scit1508285222elhta1508285222lartn1508285222ec@pi1508285222hsreb1508285222mem1508285222