Club benefits and services

What are some of the benefits of affiliation for clubs and their members?

General benefits

  • Entitled to attend, speak and vote at any scottishathletics General Meeting
  • Club members can apply to become individual members of scottishathletics
  • Insurance for affiliated clubs and their members
  • Nationally recognised club colours
  • Eligibility for club places at the London Marathon – allocation based upon number of registered athletes aged over 18

Support Services

  • Dedicated support from scottishathletics staff across development, coaching, performance, officiating and membership.
  • Access to our national club development programmes and support services. Further information can be found under club support.
  • Direct support from the scottishathletics events team to provide guidance, share good practice and help enhance events
  • Direct support to member clubs from the scottishathletics welfare team, in accordance with the scottishathletics disciplinary and grievance procedures


  • Access to the national coach development programme including visits to clubs from expert coaches to support athlete development
  • Discounts on coaching courses for registered club members (presently 70% discount for Athletics Coach and Coach in Running Fitness courses)

Athlete Development

  • Support for club athletes and coaches who have been identified through the talent pathway programmes
  • Access to 4J Studios National Athletics Academy for young athletes showing potential


  • Eligibility to apply for permits and insurance cover for events organised under UKA rules
  • Eligibility to enter (for scottishathletics individual members) into National Championships across a wide range of event groups.

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