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EA Registration Survey
The announcement a few weeks ago that the England Athletics registration fees were being increased from £5.00 to £20.00 for track & field athletes and to £10.00 for road runners has sent shock waves through the UKA Clubs and the regional Masters Clubs including our own. Just look at the increase, a four fold increase in one go! How can that be justified? It affects Midland Masters because we register our 1st Claim members with EA as do the UKA Clubs with our other members. We have already had to pass a resolution at this year’s AGM to increase our own subscription, this was announced in plenty of time for 2013, standing orders have been altered and already 2013 renewals are coming in. Now another change!
New members joining us between the 1st October and 31st December continue membership to us through all of the following year. If they have to be registered, we pay immediately but we have to pay again to cover them from the 1st April. Currently we only ask for one £5.00 and we absorb the other payment. At £20.00 we will no longer be able to do this.
Another issue is whether road runners should be singled out for a lower payment. By and large road runners compete all year round. An athlete who for example only competes at shot put in the summer months, has to pay double the road runners registration. Is this fair?
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