There are over sixty clubs currently affiliated to Athletics Northern Ireland.
Joining a Club
Whether you are an aspiring olympian or just want to meet new people and get fit, there is a club for you. By joining you can benefit from the knowledge of qualified coaches, and turn your training achievements into results on the competition calendar. If you don't feel like being competitive then why not just enjoy taking part in the sport with your club on training nights.
Club Development Guide for Belfast based clubs (Belfast City Council link)
Other Ways To Get Involved
If you would like to get involved in athletics but don't necessarily want to take part, why not get involved in coaching or officiating?
If you would like to work with your local club in developing athletes and bringing them through the ranks, then why not turn your hand to coaching?
There would be no competitions for athletes to go to without officials, and we always need more volunteers to help at events. If you would be interested in assisting at events such as the Irish Indoor Athletics Championships at the Odyssey and our International Cross Country as well as helping clubs with their events through the year, then officiating could be for you.
Athletics Northern Ireland run courses through UK Athletics in both coaching and officiating. Information and application forms for upcoming courses are available in the Education section.
Information for Affiliated Clubs
Annual Dues- Club affiliation and athlete registrations are payable annually.
Affiliation (club registration to Athletics NI) is £100 due on 1st April each year.
Athlete Registration (individuals' registrations to Athletics NI) is due on 1st January each year and rates are £3 Juniors (turning age 13, 14 or 15 before 31 Dec) and £8 Seniors (turning 16 or over before 31st Dec).
The athletics office does not send invoices for automatic payments such as affiliation, registrations or permit fees as by affiliating to Athletics Northern Ireland you agree to pay these on time each year. Reminders are given in the monthly mail-outs, which your secretary receives.
Necessity to invoice will incur a £5 admin fee, which will be added on. The same applies for club entry fees for events that do not reach the office before the competition date.
Monthly Mail Outs
These generally come out around the end of each month, although may vary depending on what's coming up. Mail outs are the official notice to clubs about payment dues, event closing dates, etc. so further reminders will not be given. However, most information is available on the website, which is updated daily.
Mail Outs contain important information, so please ensure your secretary will pass the items on.
Please click on the link below for details of club insurance. Please note that late or non-payment of affiliation, registrations or race permit fees etc may result in your club/coaches/athletes/event being uninsured.
Visit the permits section for forms and guidance notes. Your event insurance depends on you paying both the deposit and post-event fees automatically and on time.
For further information on any of the above issues, please contact either your local club, or the Athletics Northern Ireland office on 028 9060 2707.