The Club Committee has reluctantly decided that Club Fees have to be increased from April this year.
Our fees have remained unchanged, apart from passing on the England Athletics registration fee increase, since 2009. At the time of the last increase, it was planned to build up a surplus for a while before running down that surplus so we wouldn't have to keep increasing the subs every year. We have now reached the point where we need to make the next increase.
In the 5 years since the last increase prices have risen by about 20% according to official RPI figures and we can't allow our reserves to be reduced further.
Last year our income was just under £46,000. This chart shows where the club spends its income and you can see that the largest spend is on training venues (£15.5k), fixtures (£6k) and England Athletics fees (£5.2k), areas where we have little control over costs.
The new fee levels from April 1st will be :-
For under 11yrs (no EA fee payable) £50
For over 11yrs (including £10 EA fee) £60
For Students, over 65s & second claim £35
Family membership £150
As always, in cases of hardship, theses fees can be reduced or waived by agreement of the Chairman, please write to him if you feel this could apply to you.