At the club AGM in November I presented a report on the juniors section https://www.valleystriders.org.uk/juniors-report-for-agm-2022/
Included in this was the proposal for membership fees for 2023.
Membership fees for juniors for the year 1 January to 31 December 2023 will be:
- Junior full membership (weekly training) £40 (no change)
- Junior limited training (10 sessions or fewer) £20 (no change). It is permissible for parents to choose this at the beginning of the year and then pay an extra £20 if/when their child has come to 10 sessions to convert to full membership.
- Juniors school year 1 and younger will also be charged £20 but with no limit on sessions – there are no races accepting this age group in the first half of the year and we offer training sessions to them when spaces permit and when ground conditions are suitable, hence the reduced rate.
- Junior social membership (no training, no competition other than parkrun) £5 (no change)
Note that any juniors who compete in West Yorkshire League and higher competition for which England Athletics affiliation is needed will need pay an additional £19 to cover the EA and Northern Athletics affiliation fees. This is not required until entering their first event .
Note that older juniors who don’t come to junior training sessions may find it cheaper to join as “Young Adults”, please email to [email protected] for information.
Some good news – nearly all of you are entitled to some discounts on the above fees. The next 4 paragraphs explain how these discounts have been calculated, but you can skip these and just look at the table to see if you are entitled to any!
Between 2017 and 2019 we had included in the membership fee the entry fees to selected local races as an incentive to try these / take part. The races included in the scheme were all local and all suitable for all abilities. Unfortunately, the scheme fell apart in March 2020 when all races were cancelled and we felt obliged to return the value of these entry fees when members renewed for 2021.
We still want to continue this type of incentive but have now decided to do this retrospectively if profits from the previous year allow us to do so. The method will be a discount on the following year’s membership fees. We did this for 2022 and will do so again for 2023.
In 2021/22 the junior section made a profit of £836 so we do have the funds to do it this year. The races selected are the four Peco Races (£1.50 per race for the races in January, February, November and December 2022) and the Eccup Junior Races in June 2022 (£4). Note also that entry fees for the Peco Relays 2022 and Golden Acre Relay 2022 were paid by the club at time of entry, so those members who took part in all 7 will have had “free” entries worth £15.
We are also giving a further discount based on a rebate on last year’s membership. If you paid £40 last year you’ll get a rebate of £4, if you paid between £30 and £39 last year you’ll get a rebate of £3, if you paid between £20 and £29 last year you’ll get a rebate of £2, if you paid between £10 and £19 last year you’ll get a rebate of £1.
Please see the table at the foot of this page to find out how much discount/rebate you are entitled to.
For example, if you were a Junior Full Member last year (and paid £40) and are going to renew as a Junior Full Member (£40) and ran Eccup and two Pecos in 2022 you’ll get a membership rebate of £4 and race rebates of £7, so you’ll need to pay £29.
Membership fees are now due.
- for full membership, please pay £40 less any discounts
- for limited membership, please pay £20 less any discounts
- for social membership, please pay £5 (no discounts)
Pay to “VSAC Membership” Account number 72143878 Sort code 53-70-00. Please put your name in the reference. (Note that if your bank performs payee name checks, then the account name above may come up as “VALLEY STRIDERS ATHLETICS CLUB”.)
You can check your 2022 membership status here https://www.valleystriders.org.uk/members-area/club-information/membership-list/ see column “AC22”.
If you wish to resign from the club or discuss your situation, then please email [email protected]
Junior membership discounts January 2023This shows the fee to pay if you are renewing as a Junior Full Member.
If you are renewing as a Junior Limited Training Member, then subtract £20.
If you are renewing as a Junior Social Member there are no discounts
|Name||TO PAY (if full member)||TOTAL DISCOUNT||Memb. rebate 2022||Peco Jan 2022 £1.50||Peco Feb 2022 £1.50||Eccup June 2022 £4||Peco Nov 2022 £1.50||Peco Dec 2022 £1.50|