GENERAL INFORMATION

TRAINING

Training Members have exclusive use of the track and associated equipment on Club nights, which are Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6.00pm all year round. Our under 11 athletes will use these facilities from 6.00pm until 7.00pm, Road Runners 6.30pm - 7.30pm, everyone else 7.00pm - 8.00pm.on the same evenings. The cost of training is currently (June 2009) £1.50 for juniors and £2.50 for seniors. This covers the cost of hiring the facility and gives you access to free coaching. Training on Club nights is reserved for members; however you are allowed three Club sessions for appraisal before you are required to join the Club.

COACHING
The Club has a robust coaching structure but is always seeking improvements. all our coaches are qualified. Training requirements are regularly reviewed.The Club Liaises with the County and Borough Councils in it's work promoting athletics in schools and the local community.

MEMBERSHIP
The costs for membership are shown below. As the Club is affiliated to all the regional and national associations this entitles you to compete in the respective competitions. Training on Club nights is reserved for members; however you are allowed three Club sessions for appraisal before you are required to join the Club.

FEES
Under 11s - £16
Juniors (under 17) - £30
Seniors - £50.40
Family - £51.50
Second Claim - £35.50

TRACK FEES
Juniors - £1.50
Seniors - £2.50

TEAMS & COMPETITIONS
The teams and their managers are detailed on the committee page.. Details of the dates and venues of the various league fixtures and other competitions are contained in the fixture list. Travel to the main league matches is partly subsidised at £5 for both adults and children & £12.50 for families with 3 or more members. The only other expense involved is the purchase of team kit consisting of a royal blue vest and red shorts. Available from Club Kit Sales at the track on training nights.

SOCIAL EVENTS
A number of social gatherings are arranged throughout the year, together with fund raising events to which all members, their families and friends are invited. An annual awards evening is the highlight of the year, at which outstanding performances and commitment to the Club are rewarded by trophies and medals for al age groups and disciplines.

MANAGEMENT
The Club is managed by the executive committee, who are voted in at the Annual General Meeting in November of each year. The executive committee, together with other volunteers, fill the various positions enabling the Club to function. We are always grateful for extra help and look to new members and/or their families to contribute in some way. The list of nominated officers shows just how few people are actually keeping the Club going.

OFFICIALS
No athletics meeting can take place without a number of officials. The Club has a group of qualified officials and willing helpers, and prides itself on the standard of meetings that it runs, and the help it provides to other clubs throughout Sussex.

SPECIAL NOTICE: INHALERS
Any athlete that needs to use an inhaler for health purposes needs to complete a form and send it back to UK Athletics.

FIND US
The Hastings Athletic Club home track can be found at:
William Parker Athletics Arena, William Parker School, Parkstone Road, Hastings TN34 2NT

National Grid Reference : TQ 808115
OS Grid Reference : 580800 111500

PARKING FOR THE TRACK
From St Helens Road end, turn into Parkstone Road and continue past the track, after apx. 200m turn into the school entrance on the right. Please do not park on Parkstone Road as we need to keep friendly with our neighbours