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Welcome to Derby Athletic Club

How To Join

We host “New Starter Nights” at the start of each month, starting at 6pm on Tuesday and Thursday. (Please arrive about 5:40pm so you don’t miss any of the actual training session) Please be aware that if the first Club Night of the month is a Thursday, the “New Starter Nights” will not happen on that Thursday – it’ll be the following Tuesday and Thursday.

The next new starters nights are on:
• Tuesday 5th September
• Thursday 7th September
• Tuesday 3rd October
• Thursday 5th October
• Tuesday 7th November
• Thursday 9th November
• Tuesday 5th December
• Thursday 7th December
There will be No “New Starter Nights” in January

Please do not turn up at the Club outside of the official “New Starter Nights”, we have a very specific structure for our New Members, as the evening does make additional demands on our coaches’ time and we can’t do it every night!

Please be aware the minimum age to join is 8 years old.

If you wish to join, you will be asked to complete an application form. Initially, you’ll be asked for a £30 payment to cover the Induction Period. Which consists of a 2-month Induction period, where you will decide whether you enjoy athletics. Once you’ve completed 2 months, you’ll be expected to pay the outstanding annual balance of the membership fee to Derby Athletic Club.

If you already have experience in athletics at another England Athletics affiliated club you don’t need to wait for a new starters night but do ask you contact us before just turning up.

Membership fees for 2017/18 are as follows:
• Under 13’s > Masters – £120 + £14 EA registration
• Under 11’s – £90
• Members living outside a 30-mile radius of Derby – £60 + EA registration
• Volunteers – £12
• Family (living in same household) – £250 + EA registration per athlete
Any renewal payments made after Thursday 27th April 2017 will be subject to a £20 late levy fee.

Payments can be made with the Membership Officer (Gareth Griffiths) in the office by cash or Cheque (made payable to Derby Athletic Club)

If you do have any questions about joining us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Gareth by e-mailing