MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION  

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE A VERY LONG WAITING LIST FOR MEMBERSHIP AND IT MAY BE SOME TIME BEFORE WE CAN INVITE ATHLETES TO THE CLUB

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING GENERAL INFORMATION FIRST BEFORE CONTACTING US:

  • All our coaches and other adult helpers at the club are volunteers who give up their time freely and without payment. In return, we expect athletes to be committed to the club. 

  • Our training nights at Hornchurch Stadium are Mondays and Wednesdays, and some groups also train on Sundays (by invitation). We expect athletes to train regularly (at least weekly) throughout the year.

  • Competitions are held at weekends and we expect athletes to compete for club teams when asked by the team managers. Athletes who do not compete regularly will not be invited to renew their membership.

  • Sorry, but this isn’t the club for athletes who are only interested in training during the summer to keep fit for other sports (e.g. hockey, football or rugby).

Children who have not had their 10th birthday

  • We do not accept registrations from children under 10 so please don't apply until on or after their 10th birthday - there are no exceptions to this.  

Children in School Year 5 who have had their 10th birthday

  • Young athletes may register with the club from their 10th birthday but  please note that they will not be considered for membership until they join Year 6.

 

Athletes in School Years 6 to Year 8

  • We continue to have a very long waiting list and it will be at least several months, and often very much longer, before we can offer a place at the club.

  • Once we have suitable vacancies, young athletes will be first invited to attend for three weeks to assess their effort and commitment.

  • We do not offer trials to assess athletes' ability or potential.

  • Athletes in Years 6 & 7 are usually first placed in a young athletes' training group which offers them the opportunity to experience a range of athletics events.

 

Athletes in School Years 9 or above and Seniors

  • Due to the way that our training groups are organised it may be very difficult to accommodate older beginners who don't have recent athletics competitive experience.

  • Fun runners should register with a local running club which will be able to better meet their current needs (e.g. Havering 90 Joggers, Harold Wood Runners).

 

TO REGISTER EMAIL: haveringac@virginmedia.com with the athlete's name, date of birth, parent contact details, school/college and event(s) they are interest in training for.

While we welcome enquiries from former/lapsed members of the club or established club athletes please note that we will only usually be able to offer places where we have vacancies in current coaching groups.   The longer that an athlete has been out of the sport, the more difficult it will be to invite them back into existing groups. We will require proof of current fitness and evidence of any recent competitions.