Harrow AC is open to athletes of all abilities from age eight through to veterans.
Trials/trying out coached sessions
Membership of the Club is by application. and for some younger age groups the Club can be oversubscribed.
If you or your children are interested in joining the Club, details for introductory/trial sessions for new members are available here.
We have a variety of teams competing in local, regional and national leagues throughout the winter and summer seasons and a number of our members have gained international honours.
Coached training sessions take place weekly, usually at the Bannister Sports Centre (Uxbridge Road, Harrow Weald, HA3 6SW – click/tap here to see a map). During winter months some sessions take place indoors.
If you require more information please contact us here.
Joining and membership fees
To join the Club you are asked to complete a Membership Application Form and pay a Joining Fee.
The Joining Fee comprises:
a) all or part (see below) of the annual subscription paid by members to fund the Club’s coaching and competition activities (including registration with England Athletics for a competition license for anyone 11 years or older);
b) a one-off payment for a Club competition vest.
Individual joining fee (including vest) 2015 (1st claim athletes – ie, where Harrow AC is the primary club)
|Age Group||Joining Jan to April||Joining May to Aug||Joining Sept to Dec|
|‘Young’ athlete (aged under 20 at 31st December 2015) or full time student/unemployed||£58||£48||£38|
|Senior athlete (aged 20+ at 31st December 2015) excluding above categories||£73||£58||£43|
The joining fee payable is calculated pro rata (ie, it depends on when during the calendar year the athlete is invited to join and is progressively reduced according to how much of the year remains).
All members will be expected to pay their full annual subscription the following January.
For example, a young athlete joining in September 2015 will pay a £38 fee comprising a reduced subscription plus their competition vest and will be expected to pay their full annual subscription in January 2015.
For information on annual subscriptions refer here.
2nd claim athletes (who are continuing members of another athletic club but wish to also join Harrow AC): a £10 reduction on each of the above fees is applied.
A family discount is available where more than one family member is joining the Club at the same time.
The discount applies to the subscription, not the purchase of competition vests, and is 10% for two family members, 20% for three, 30% for four, etc.
No family is expected to pay more than £120 for their total subscription component (ie, excluding payments for competition vests).
Family joining fees are not straightforward to work out but our Membership Secretary will readily do this for you on enquiry.
The joining fee includes registration with England Athletics (EA), the governing body for athletics in England, for a competition licence which is required for all athletes aged 11 years and older.
EA subsequently sends confirmation of membership and a license number on a personal membership card, by post, to all athletes aged 11 or over.
Please be patient as this can take several weeks before arriving (because registration and issue of cards by EA is completed in large batches rather than individually to limit administration costs).
If you need your competition license number urgently for entry into a particular competition, contact the Club’s membership secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purchase of a competition vest is included in the joining fee.
Men’s and women’s vests are available in small, medium and large sizes for children and adults, respectively. Crop tops are also available at an additional cost of £2 on the joining fee.
Vests may be collected –
a) For athletes aged 8 to 16, by prior arrangement from the Harrow AC Reception Officer who is usually at the Bannister Sports Centre on Monday and Wednesday coaching evenings around 6.30pm.
If your size is not immediately available our officer will advise.
b) For all older athletes, by arrangement with your Team Manager.
Often you can collect at a competition venue before you race, but please ensure your Team Manager is aware of your vest type/size and has confirmed they can make a vest available to you on the day.
Track fees at the Bannister Sports Centre
Please note that the Club does not own or manage the stadium itself.
Therefore, for coached sessions held at the Bannister Sports Centre, there is a separate charge (a “track fee”) made by the centre’s management company for use of Bannister’s facilities.
This is payable at the Bannister Sports Centre reception office on either a per-session or yearly basis.
If you regularly attend, the latter works out much cheaper and a discount is available for members of Harrow A.C..
Click/tap here for details of costs and general contact information. For more detailed contact info, visit this page.
Finally, please also ensure that you read the Anti-doping guidelines which all athletes should be aware of.