Joining Bideford Amateur Athletic Club

Bideford AAC Club membership runs annually from 1 January to 31 December. Bideford AAC is lucky to own its clubhouse, and the membership fees go to the main club, to help cover clubhouse costs, such as insurance and bills, maintenance, facilities, equipment and minibus, and do not go to the individual rowing or running sections.

For 2024, the membership fees have increased for the first time in 5 years to help with the clubhouse running costs, which have grown considerably mainly due to higher energy costs. Membership remains very good value; a single senior equals £4.17 per month and less than £1 per week.

Annual membership

  • Active club membership: senior single: £50, senior joint: £80, junior (under 18): £35
  • Social club membership: senior single: £10, over 60s: £5

There is no admin fee to pay online via Racenation, and this is the preferred payment method as it simplifies the process, saving club volunteers time and admin work. There is also a new option to pay membership online in instalments via Klarna, available at the online checkout.

Club membership fees are reviewed annually at the Club AGM held in March. There may be additional subscriptions payable to the rowing or running sections (see below).

Additional subscriptions (paid separately to individual sections)

  • Rowing subscription: £25 senior, £15 junior – please mark for the attention of Rowing Treasurer
  • Running subscription: £5 per junior – please mark for the attention of Harriers Junior Admin
  • England Athletic Athlete Registration (optional, runners only): £17 – online payment will be requested separately via England Athletics and may not be until March/April if you are renewing.

Junior information

For rowing children must be age 11 and above. Please get in touch to confirm training available.
For athletics/running children must be age 9 and above, however there is currently a waiting list and we are unable to take your child’s details before their 9th birthday. If you are interested in the junior section please get in touch

Clubhouse and facilities

Members benefit from the use of the clubhouse which is a dry and safe place to meet offering toilets, lockers, changing rooms with showers and fitness equipment. The clubhouse is also lucky to have a bar which is open most evenings and the prices are very reasonable, any profits go towards the running of the club.

The clubhouse is available for members to book to use the hall/equipment by contacting Candace Jewell. The allocated time slot must be kept.

Bideford AAC is run by volunteers with all coaches, officials, committee members and helpers giving their time for free.

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