JOIN ACA FOR THE 2022/23 SEASON
Auckland City Athletics is now accepting registrations for 2022/23. The registration year runs from 1 April 2022 until 31 March 2023. Registration gives you membership for the 2022 winter cross country and road season, as well as for the summer athletics season starting from October 2022.
The great news is that we are keeping our subscription fees either FROZEN or REDUCED.
• 7-14 year olds reduced from $115 to $99
• Family Discount for 3 or more members ($30 off the cost for each additional member)
As we have worked hard to keep subscription fees low to make our Club accessible to many, if you are financially able to we would appreciate you making a donation as part of the registration process.
Ready to register? Click the button below!
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I get by joining ACA?
EVENTS - Joining ACA gets you access to all ACA Club, Athletics Auckland and Athletics NZ events. This includes FREE access to our weekly club nights and four interclub ACA Race Nights over the summer track and field season; and 3 FREE club winter running events and 2 FREE interclub cross country events, ACA Relays and ACA Pairs over the winter distance running season. Not to mention heavily subsidized accommodation and travel to National Road Relays, this year in Christchurch
COMMUNITY - as part of ACA club you will be part of a team of training groups, coaching squads, friends and family who celebrate success and learn to bounce back from the challenges! We love to try our best and have fun while doing it.
FACILITIES - we are based out of Mt Smart Track in the summer track and field season and Cornwall Park Cricket Club for the winter distance running season
How much of the subscription fee goes in levies to Athletics New Zealand and to Athletics Auckland?
Approximately two-thirds of each subscription goes in levies to Athletics NZ and Athletics Auckland. The Athletics NZ levy varies according to membership age/category, while the Athletics Auckland levy is fixed at $25 per athlete of whatever age. ACA’s Club fee component of the total subscription that you pay ranges from $19 to $54, depending on the category.
How do I benefit from the Athletics NZ and Athletics Auckland levies?
As an affiliated club, ACA is required to pay the Athletics NZ and Athletics Auckland levies on behalf of all registered athletes. These levies contribute to a wide range of services support that enable athletics to operate as a national sport and to provide important operational support to Clubs like ours. You must be officially registered to participate in any national or Auckland regional cross country, road or track and field event (note you may still have to pay an additional modest entry fee per event). If you do not want to compete at any of these national or regional events and just participate in club-organised events or training, you can join as a Social member at a reduced subscription rate.
I only want to participate in either the winter cross country/road season or the summer athletics season, not both. Can I pay a reduced subscription?
Unfortunately, no. This is because Athletics NZ and Athletics Auckland levies that are charged to our Club are same amount, no matter when in the financial year the athlete signs up. We believe our subscription fees represent fair value even if athletes do not fully participate in both winter and summer seasons.
What's the ACA uniform, and where do I buy it?
The Club uniform is a navy blue singlet / crop top with the ACA logo. The Club also sells navy blue shorts which are optional, and black shorts can be worn instead. We also sell a great range of Club branded training and casual wear for athletes and supporters – including T-shirts (short and long-sleeved), hoodies, light jackets and caps. You can order any of these items online.
Our wonderful uniform specialist Sue Potter is at most events and can help you with what to buy. Sue can also be contacted at Ph: 524 7209 or email@example.com
What can I do if I’m struggling to pay the membership fee/uniform cost?
As an inclusive Club, we want to ensure everyone who wants to be involved in the great sport of athletics can do so, regardless of their personal financial circumstances. We have an Athletes Welfare Fund which can assist those in financial hardship with the cost of joining ACA. If you need assistance, please get in touch in the strictest confidence with our President Simon Yarrow, ph. 021 411290, firstname.lastname@example.org
How does the Family Discount work?
We love it when people make athletics a family affair, but we appreciate the costs involved in this. if multiple members of the same family are joining ACA, we offer a discount of $30 per third and subsequent registration. You will need to go through the online registration process for each family member, but from the 3rd member onwards use the appropriate discount button instead to effect your discount.
Why should Volunteers register?
We are always looking for people to help out across the Club and we love it when parents or supporters offer to volunteer. By registering as a Volunteer via the online system, we can more accurately track community engagement with our Club, get you on our mailing list, and help satisfy our health and safety obligations.