Staffs Moorlands AC is a community based, friendly running club based in Leek. Runners of all ages and all abilities are welcome.

We hold regular track sessions at Birchall playing fields as well as organising a number of weekly training runs of varying distances.

The club year runs from the 1st April each year to the end of March the next, but new members may join at any time. Our AGM is usually held in February.

Current Membership Fees

 

 Club Membership

only

Club Membership with

EA Affiliation**

 Junior Membership - under 18s  £8*

 £23

 Senior Membership  £16

 £31

 Over 60s concession  £8

 £23

Family Membership

 See below

Associate members Free

Not applicable

**Affiliation to England Athletics is £15 for 2018.

Affiliation fees should be paid for each familiy member wishing to affiliate to England Athletics on top of the club membership fee.

*Juniors who are new members of the club do not need to pay a club membership fee until the following membership year. This means that they can get between 1 and 364 free days of membership. It does not entitle them to a free year from the date that they join. EA affiliation fees still apply.

Juniors are those people whose age on 1st April is not yet 18. All others are deemed to be seniors. 

For all junior under 13 we also require a parent or guardian to register, either as a member in their own right or as an Associate Member.

Family membership is charged at the standard rate for each adult (minimum of one) + 1 x the current Junior rate for an unlimited number of Juniors in same family/household. Each individual member of the family requiring EA affiliation must pay the EA affiliation fee (currently £15 per athlete) on top of the club Family Membership fee.

Older members who are 60 years of age or over on 1st April are entitled to a reduced membership payment equivalent to the Junior membership fee currently in force.

Students We do not offer a reduced membership fee to individual members who are students.

Associate Members pay no fees, but may not enter any races as a club member.

Affiliation to England Athletics

The club membership fee does not include the affiliation for EA. It is a personal decision whether you wish to affiliate, but you may find that you are unable to be entered in some races as a consequence. The club handles the affiliation on your behalf (unless you are transferring an affiliation in from another club- see below). 

If you wish to be affiliated to EA you must pay the full affiliation fee in the applicable year (1st April - 30th March) whether you join at the beginning of the year or in the last month unless you are already affiliated and transferring from another club (in which case you should not need to pay again).

Members who do not affiliate to England Athletics are not permitted to run as affiliated athletes in races run under EA/UKA rules (and not at all in some races e.g. North Staffs league, county championships) but may run as unaffiliated in some EA/UKA road races. All paid up members, whether or not affiliated, may take part in club activities at club rates (e.g. Summer Series, Christmas Cracker).

If you are currently affiliated and wish to continue your affiliation uninterupted, then you need to pay your subs promptly on receipt of the renewal notice and in any event by 1st April. Affiliation renewal fees are due to England Athletics by 1st April and the club has reluctantly decided it can no longer take the risk of assuming a member's wish to remain affiliated and pay the fees in anticipation of receipt of the subs.

If you are transferring to SMAC from another club and are already affiliated through your former club, please remember to notify England Athletics as we are unable to transfer your affiliation on your behalf.

 

Joining the Club

We provide a Membership Management portal from where you can sign up to join the club and thereafter manage and maintain your own personal data.

The procedure to follow in order to join the club, including guidance on using the portal, is detailed on the 'Club Joining Process' page.

 

Payment of fees

Subs are due on joining and thereafter on or before 1st April each year.

Cheques should be made out to "Staffs Moorlands AC".

Bank account details for BACS transfer:

'Barclays Bank'. Sort: 20 48 70. Account number: 60166464.

Reference: this should be the initials and surname of the member(s)

Important.

If you do not wish to renew your membership, then you must resign at least 7 days before the next AGM, which is usually in the first or second week of February each year (notice of AGM is sent to all members at least four weeks before the meeting).

We will not renew EA affiliation of members with outstanding subs until they have been paid.

If you have not paid this year, please do so immediately, unless the Membership Secretary has already made arrangements with you.

Rejoiners: If you previously left the club with outstanding fees due, you will be expected to pay these in addition to any fees that are due due to the re-joining process.

 

Grants and Support

In order to be eligible for grants or other financial support from the club, you must have paid your subs in full, and have been issued with proof of membership.

 

Resignation

We assume that if you are a member in one particular year, then you wish to remain a member the next, unless you resign in advance. 

If you do decide to resign please notify the Membership Secretary, contact details are given below.

 

Data Privacy and managing your data

We have provided a portal to enable you to manage your own (or your family's) membership data, provide your consents for us to share your data with England Athletics and to set your mailing list preferences.

Full details and links to our data privacy policy can be found here.

Existing/Rejoining Members: Please do NOT create a new portal account if you are already a member, or were previously a member of the club. We have already done this for you. If you have never logged into your account but now need to change your details or confim consent for us to share your data with England Athletics please contact the membership secretary for details on how to log in to your account.

If you wish to convert to a Family Membership please contact the membership secretary. 

If you have any difficulties, please contact the membership secretary, and he will help.

 

Club constitution

Club constitution can be found here.

 

Membership Secretary

The Membership Secretary is Tony Rogers. You can contact him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Phone him on 01782 503945 or 0779 666 4305.

or by post:
Tony Rogers (SMAC)
Ladymoor Gate Farm
Marshes Hill
Brown Edge
Stoke on Trent
ST6 8UE.

How to join SMAC

We welcome runners of all abilities and interests. We also welcome volunteers, who may like to help out with coaching and putting on races. Full support will be provided. Please visit our Membership pages for more details.

Coaching Sessions

If you are a member of Staffs Moorlands A.C. you are eligible to train at any of the organised sessions which are all run by England Athletics Qualified Coaches. Tuesday Night Birchall Track, Leek. 5.20pm Junior session, 6.30pm Seniors. See our Coaching pages for more details.

Our Races

SMAC is famous for putting on a series of races during the summer months and also a pre-Christmas event. Please follow the links to our Summer Series and Christmas Cracker race pages.

Kit

Kit can be ordered via email from here: kitmanager@staffsmoorlands-ac.co.uk . There are more details on our Kit page. Kit is generally ordered on demand and there may be a lead time. You must wear club kit for team events.

Get In Touch

We'd love to hear from you. Our Contact pages have a variety of ways in which you can contact us.

Our Teams

Here at SMAC we have teams for the Juniors, Men and Ladies. There is also an active Veterans Team and a Fell Running Team. Please use the 'Teams' menu (found under the 'Run With Us' menu) to find more information.