The objective of Aldershot, Farnham and District AC (AFD) is to help athletes realise there full athletic potential which we do by offering training facilities, coaching and competition throughout the year.
We are normally able to take children from the age of 9. Since the London Olympics the club has had an unprecedented number of applications and while we have expanded our coaching force we have not been able to keep pace with the demand. The club apologise to those who have been on the waiting list and those who could not even get on the waiting list. We have reviewed our admissions system and have decided to base admission on an assessment of performance matched against our coaching capacity. To this end we have introduced a new application form now under Membership form which will be assessed when received. We apologise in advance for any athletes who are rejected, but we have to keep to a fixed ratio of coaches and athletes (we would welcome anyone willing to help in running the club)
Athletes of a proven ability (i.e. performance at genuine athletics meeting) and district athletics finalists may be fast tracked please apply.
Potential members are welcome to visit the club before joining.
Coaching is conducted by qualified UK Athletics Coaches (CRB checked). The club operates specialist training groups, although under 11 and 13 squads are expected to try all athletics disciplines.
The club expect all members to compete (at least 4 times a year) and operates in a range of athletics leagues and competition, from local district through to national championships. While the club caters for all standards the club has a number of international athletes.
The club is based at the Military Stadium, Queens Avenue, Aldershot. The main training times are Tuesday and Thursday evenings: 18:30 – 20:30 and Sunday 10:00 to 12:00
Options are available for a range of training on the track, on grass or on roads. Individual groups/coaches may have further arrangements.
The club is entirely run by volunteers, thus ensuring that athletics is a cheap sport. See the membership page annual subscription rates. There are no extra fees for training at the stadium and entry for league competitions is also included.
Annual Subscription Renewals 2020 / 2021
Annual subscription renewals for membership to Aldershot, Farnham & District Athletics Club are due between 1st & 28th February 2020. Failure to renew your membership will result in you not being registered with England Athletics, which will exempt you from competing for the club and you will not be insured for use of the stadium or any other athletics facility.
Annual membership fees are as follows:
Age 17 and over: £110
Age 11-16: £100
Age 11 and under: £90
Family membership is offered at the price of three for the price of two (youngest age member free).
Family membership is only available to young dependants.
For members including 2nd claim members who do not train at Aldershot there is a 50% discount.
For 2nd claim members who do train at Aldershot and pay the EA affiliation fee to their 1st claim club there is a £15 discount on the full fee.
Cheques should be made payable to “AFD AC” and accompanied by a membership renewal form attached below. New members please use the form under Membership form.AFD-Application-for-Membership-Renewal