Benefits of Membership

Membership Benefits for 2017-18

Stroud & District A.C.

We encourage all existing members to renew their membership and pay their club fees

promptly by 1st April for the start of the new club year.

The club membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March. Subs can be paid directly via

BACS into the club bank account. An electronic membership form is available on the club

website and can be completed using a PDF app (e.g. Adobe Reader) on smart device or


As a club member you receive a range of benefits which includes:

  • Representing Stroud & District A.C. as a club athlete subject to competition rules. (Save
  • £2 per event if you also UKA affiliate1).
  • Tuesday and Thursday 6pm training sessions 52 weeks of the year from Archway school.
  • England Athletics qualified coaches and group leaders.
  • Groups for all ages and ranges of abilities - track and field to road running.
  • Training facilities out of Archway school including use of changing rooms, large field,
  • running track (summer time) and parking. Additional track and field facilities are also
  • provided in Stonehouse and Gloucester.
  • The right to vote at the club AGM normally held in October.
  • Excellent discounts with local suppliers – Gyms/Leisure Centre, Sports Therapists, and
  • Equipment - see the website for current list.
  • Attendance of the annual Cherington 10km road race and social evening, which is a
  • private and complimentary event hosted by the club for the benefit of its members.
  • Selection for the Cotswold Way Relay team(s) paid by the club.
  • Selection for the Welsh Castles Relay2 team paid by the club.
  • News and online resources via email and private club Facebook page.
  • Recognition of your success on the club website and social media.
  • Free entry to the Gwent league cross country series.
  • Compete for the cross country league champion award per age group within the club.
  • Eligible for London Marathon ballot place (normally 2 entries per year) and Brighton
  • Marathon.
  • Eligible for club awards presented annually to recognize contribution and achievements.
  • Participation in the club running league, new in 2017.

Existing registered athletes who have not renewed their subs are not considered members

of the club and will not qualify for the above benefits.

Our subs are extremely good value compared to athletics clubs across the country of similar

size. We are only able to keep our subs so low because of the success of our club races, so

we really need all our members to support those races either by entering and running, or

helping to organise and marshal. Please make a note of the dates in your diary and do your

best to help us keep the cost of your subscriptions down!

1 The UKA fee is increasing to £15 from 1st April 2018.

2 Individual England Athletics license required.