The graded meeting on 28th March has been cancelled due to England Athletics coronavirus advice.
17 March 2020
The UK government has advised that everyone in the UK should now avoid “non-essential” travel and contact with others to fight coronavirus. Whilst it has not issued any ban on public gatherings of any size either indoors or outdoors at this stage, the advice is to avoid non-essential contact with others, including going to sporting events, pubs, clubs, theatres and social venues.
As a result, England Athletics advises that all face-to-face activity such as club training sessions, events, competitions, club committee and face-to-face meetings, athlete camps, running groups and social events should be suspended until at least the end of April.
The decision has been taken in the interests of athletes, runners, officials, coaches, volunteers, supporters and the wider athletics and running communities. This decision is also in alignment with actions taken by the home country athletics federations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and is similar to action taken by other sports.
Where possible, athletes and runners at all levels are encouraged to maintain their own personal fitness and keep active during this time, while following government guidelines about safe distance and safe exercise environments.
England Athletics will continue to review and monitor government advice and will provide detailed updates on the impact to our sport in the coming weeks. We appreciate that the current situation will undoubtedly place our member clubs in a difficult situation and we are working with UKA and the other Home Country Athletics Federations on the best way to help alleviate the situation and will update you as plans evolve.
The Child Protection Policy has been updated.
This is to remind club members that annual subscription for 2020 membership fees are due in January 2020. There are no increases in club membership fees this year. If you are a life or associate member, no fees are due other than the £16 for the registration fee as an active competitor with England Athletics who have increased their fees by £1 from 2019. Please note that those members who joined from September to December 2019 will have their membership fees carried forward to 2020. However, they will be required to pay the registration fee of £16 for 2020.
2020 subscriptions, including registration fees, are as follows:
Active Seniors (Over 21) £69.00 per annum
Active Young Members (under 21)
Students, Unemployed and £49.00 per annum
Non-Active and 2nd Claim £38.00 per annum
£16 from the annual subscriptions for active athletes will be for registration fees payable to England Athletics. Failure to pay your subscriptions by APRIL 2020 will result in your non-registration as an active athlete with England Athletics for the new season and your registration being withdrawn from all competition under UK Athletics for 2020/21. Please also note that if overdue subscriptions are unpaid this could result in suspension from the club and restrictions on joining another club.
Cheques should be made payable to Woodford Green Athletic Club and sent to the Membership Secretary at 5 Chevely Close, Coopersale, Epping, Essex, CM16 7RL.
Alternatively, it can be paid directly into the club bank account by BACS. Please contact the Membership Secretary for BACS details
Cowsi Magol, Membership & Subscriptions Secretary