Waveney Valley AC Membership Renewals 2022-2023

Renewal of Waveney Valley AC memberships is now due. For 2022-2023 club membership has increased to £32. The raise is due to the mandatory UKA affiliation fee increasing to £16 for the coming season, this affiliation fee is paid by the club from your membership fee. There is a discount for multiple family members, please see the membership renewal form for specifics.

The club will subsidise (either in part or in full, to be decided at a later date) the Suffolk Winter League XC series for anyone who wishes to represent the club in it. This, along with discounts on some race entry fees, discounts with select sports retailers, and free training sessions 3 nights a week make club membership great value for money. Please see https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/athlete-registration/benefits-of-registration/ for a full overview of the benefits of affiliation.

It is a UKA requirement for club registration that all their members are renewed on time, therefore we request that renewals are made by the 31st May 2022. Any renewal received after this date will still be processed but may be delayed, also be aware that any affiliated race you’ve entered after this date could be affected if the affiliation is not renewed on time.

During this grace period you’ll still be able to attend training sessions as you do now, but after this date, you won’t be able to do so until your renewal has been received.

The renewal form is online at https://www.waveneyvalley.org/road-running-membership-form/. The older style PDF form is still available on the website but should only be used if unable to fill it in online.

The intention is to use the UKA Stripe payments system for the majority of renewals, it’s considerably easier for you to make a payment compared to BACs and it also reduces the admin time required from both myself and the club’s treasurer to verify payments received and by whom and consequently reduces any delay in processing your renewals. This payment link will be resent to you shortly after you receive this email.

Any of you that wish to make use of the club’s family discounts should ignore that initial request and send in the form as usual, and then use the payment links embedded either in the membership fees breakdown, or the successful form submission screen, use the link that’s appropriate to the number of persons being renewed.

Please do not make a BACS payment without filling in the membership form, your renewal will not be processed without it.

If you need to check your affiliation status then go to: https://myathletics.englandathletics.org/licencecheck/

If you do not wish to renew please let us know so we can update our records and avoid sending you a reminder later on.

If you would like to renew, but are suffering hardship please talk to a committee member in confidence.

Thank you

Dave Catchpole
WVAC Membership Secretary