JOINING

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application form

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consent form

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welcome pack with codes of conduct



Northgate Sports Centre
Sidegate Lane West, Ipswich
IP4 3DJ
Tel: 01473 433611

THE CLUB

Ipswich Harriers Athletics Club offers coaching and competition for cross country, road races and track & field for any interested athlete over the age of 10 years(Year 6). 10 year old children have to have started school year 6 to be eligible. We also offer experienced or prospective coaches the opportunity to work with an enthusiastic and lively club.

Club nights are Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm when we have the track and adjacent field booked for training, with most coached groups being from 6:30-8pm. All the groups are led by qualified coaches. Some groups also go out for road runs or hill training on club nights. We aim to provide training for any member who turns up on a club night, whatever the weather, but there's no requirement for an athlete to attend every training session.

Younger eligible athletes join an induction group to have a go at everything before moving into a more specific area. Older athletes will join a relevant existing coached group but it's not unusual for an athlete to be involved with more than one group. We also arrange for guest coaches to come up on some club nights to teach a specific event.

We're a competitive athletics club and it is a condition of membership of Ipswich Harriers that you are willing and available to compete for the club on a regular basis when asked to do so by your Coach/Team Manager. Club colours are dark blue vests with two light blue bands and blue/black shorts and must be worn when representing the club.

Ipswich Harriers Athletics Club is affiliated to UKA, SEAA, EAA, SCAA and is based at Northgate Sports Centre, England. IP4 3DJ


ATHLETES

An eight session trial period, subject to availability, costs £ 30 and if you want to stay then annual membership is £ 165 senior full members, £ 155 junior (under 20) full members, £ 75 vacation and £ 75 disabled. There's also a £ 10 registration fee where applicable for higher competitions. Subscriptions can be paid by quarterly standing order if preferred. Full membership covers training and use of the track/field on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6:30pm and 8:30pm. It also includes coach travel to league meetings where appropriate. Associate membership is 10. Ipswich Harriers is committed to equal opportunities and is open to athletes of all abilities.

Please complete the application form and consent form and either forward them to:
Ipswich Harriers Athletics Club
c/o Colleen Fuller, 292 Sheldrake Drive, Ipswich, IP2 9JX (Tel: 01473 686760)
or e-mail them to this website.


COACHES

Ipswich Harriers Athletics Club are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help coach athletes of all ages and in all aspects of athletics. We are particularly in need of trained coaches (UK Athletics Coach qualification) but will welcome anyone willing to learn.
If interested please contact via the Ipswich Harriers clubhouse on a Tuesday or Thursday evening between 7pm and 8pm or send an email to this site.


SUPPORTERS

There is also an Ipswich Harriers Supporters Association which aims to raise additional club funds and is always looking for help/ideas if you would like to contribute. Jane Pattle is the chair person and can be contacted via the Ipswich Harriers clubhouse on a Tuesday or Thursday evening between 7pm and 8pm.