Leeds City Athletic Club, John Charles Centre for Sport, Middleton Grove, Leeds, LS11 5DJ


Training Night Fees from 1st April 2020

After the successful launch of annual and monthly payment Training fees 2019/20 season for members using John Charles Stadium (JCS) on Leeds City Training nights, training night fees will continue to be linked to the renewal of your membership for 2020/21 season on one of the following options:

  • Pay your membership fee lump sum along with an annual lump sum for training night subs by bank transfer or card payment.
  • Pay your membership fee lump sum by bank transfer or card payment and your training night subs will continue by monthly standing order.
  • Membership will only be confirmed when a form has been completed and accepted by the club. BANK TRANSFERS SHOULD ONLY BE MADE WHEN THE MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY HAS ACCEPETD THE COMPLETED FORM.

This is effective for all members except those who don’t train at all at the JCS and non-members who attend training at JCS, who will continue to pay ad hoc on the nights they attend by card ONLY.

The cost for ad hoc (by exception only with permission) for members has increased to £4 for seniors and £3 for juniors per night and for all non-members it has increased to £5 per night. Any ad hoc member or non-member will not be allowed to train if they do not pay and they will be suspended ongoing from a training night if they are found to be training without paying.

Monthly payments are due by standing order on the 1st of every month for the full 12 months. The cost of your monthly training night subs fee will depend on your membership status (see below) and have been calculated over a 40 week period (meaning we have allowed 12 weeks of non-training throughout the year (due to holidays, injury, exams, other sports etc).

The costs in the table below are based on the Leeds Lions, Wheelchair racing team and seniors training only once per week (40 training sessions per year) and all others training twice per week (80 training sessions per year) over a 40 week period. Once the training night fees have been set up a member can come as often as they like on a training night (maximum of twice per week over all 52 weeks if they wanted – at no extra cost).

  Monthly payment Annual payment
Leeds Lions £5 per month £50 per annum
U13, U15, U17s £10 per month £100 per annum
U20, unemployed/education and non working adults £10 per month £100 per annum
Wheelchair Racing £5 per month £50 per annum
Seniors £10 per month £100 per annum
LCAC ad hoc members senior by exception only

LCAC ad hoc members   junior by exception only

Ad hoc £4 per night

Ad hoc £3 per night

Ad hoc £4 per night

Ad hoc £3 per night

Non-members Ad hoc £5 per night Ad hoc £5 per night

What if I don’t pay?

If at any time you cancel your standing order, your account will fall into arrears. You will be asked by the club to bring your account balance up to date by no later than the end of that month and set up the standing order for future payments.

If this does not happen by the 1st of the following month, you will be suspended from training at John Charles Stadium on club nights. Each monthly payment missed will be added to your outstanding balance. Once your account balance is brought up to date and a new standing order set up for the 1st of each month, your membership will be reinstated.

If an athlete leaves the club with an account in arrears you will not be allowed to re-join the club without paying the account arrears.

If the member is in genuine financial difficulty, the member needs to contact the treasurer of the club (see email below) immediately to review their circumstances.

What happens now?

  • The new membership forms will be updated 22 February 2020 and emailed out to all members on 22 February 2020 (They will also be available on the website and FB page from 22 February 2020). This will include information telling the member which of the above group they fall into and what their monthly or annual payment will be.
  • The member will need to decide whether they want to pay their training night subs as a lump sum (along with their membership renewal payment by bank transfer or card payment when they submit their forms) or whether they want to pay monthly.
  • Monthly paying members will to continue their monthly standing order on the 1st of every month. Members will need to ensure they pay this amount each month over 12 months, even when they are not training or are on holiday as payments have been calculated using a 40 week period allowing 12 weeks off during the year for injury and holiday.

If you have any questions please email the Leeds City Athletic Club treasurer James Gannon (james.gannon@leedscityac.org). He is also available to speak to at the club on most training nights.




John Charles Centre for sport Middleton Grove Leeds LS11 5DJ

Minimum age 8yrs on day of competition. Ages as at midnight on 31st August 2019 Run under UK Athletics rules

THURSDAY 5th MARCH 2020 (5.30pm – 8pm)


THURSDAY 30th APRIL 2020 (5.30pm – 8pm)

U11 Boys and Girls: 75/60m / 600m / LJ / Shot

U13 Boys and Girls: 100/60m / 60mH / 800m / LJ / Shot / Jav

U15 Boys and Girls: 100/60m / 60mH / 800m / LJ / Shot / Jav

Depending on the weather, 100m will be outdoors or 60m if indoors. The organisers reserve the right to amend the programme and event without notice

Athletes can only enter a maximum of 2 events in each competition

Event closes with presentations for all athletes at 8pm

Please fill in the form and return to the reception table where you pay for training in the club on training days. Closing date for entries for the competition is Thursday 27th of February 2020.

Any queries contact mariabtownsend@gmail.com

**click here to download an entry form, or collect a copy at the club desk



From this year England Athletics will be sending out their Registration Pack digitally

Commencing from week beginning 10th February there will be a roll out of information to athletes, by e mail, about this change.

Therefore please could ALL athletes login to the myAthletics portal (top right hand corner on England Athletic website Homepage) and check that your email address is correct in your personal details.



** indoor hall closure for repairs** 

We are delighted to announce that our indoor facility is due to undergo a makeover that will include track repairs & re-marking of the lanes etc. This means that our indoor facility will be unavailable on the dates listed below. For all athletes who normally train indoors can you please ensure you bring some WARM CLOTHING as you will be training OUTDOORS until the work is completed, thanks.

Messages from John Charles Centre:

1) Hall Closure: Repairs to the indoor track, track closed all day and evening:

Wednesday 12.2.20

Thursday 13.2.20

Friday 14.2.20

2) Hall Closure: Re-marking of the indoor track, track closed all day and evening:

Thursday 20.2.20 

Friday 21.2.20

JCC apologies for the inconvenience but are sure everyone will appreciate that this is essential work.


** 2020 Young Athletes Training schedule to 30th April **

Please download your copy of the new Young Athletes Development Programme training schedule for the first 4 month period up to the 30th April 2020. Please note that the new finish time for the training nights is now 7.00pm.

Click this link to download the schedule: 2nd rotation 4 month programme PDF

**Christmas stall**


Hello everyone I just wanted to thank everyone for buying our delicious goodies last week. With your kindness and generosity we have raised £114.56 for Leeds City Athletic Club. A special thank you to Lucy Beardsley for buying and creating all the sweet cones and to Rebecca Wall for the homemade biscuits and chocolate log. Thank you all again so much.  Merry Christmas everyone. Bridget X X

**Club helpers welcome**


Leeds City A.C. rely solely on volunteers to manage & run the club on a day to day basis so anyone who is willing to spare a little time to assist the club would be very welcome. We have various roles within the club that you can help with:

Coaches/Coaching assistants: Because we are such a popular athletic club our member numbers are growing all the time so we are constantly looking to add to our coaching staff. If anyone is interested in taking on a coaching course & be able to commit to coaching on club nights then the coaching course will be FULLY FUNDED by the club. Please contact our Coaching Co-Ordinator Carol Raynor 07584573124 raynercarol92@gmail.com

Officials/judges courses: Have you ever been to a competition and NOT heard the organiser asking for helpers to officiate? Have you ever been to a competition & thought “why is this long jump taking soooooo long? now there’s a clash of events because this long jump is 1 hour late !!!”, well this is your opportunity to make a difference. Amateur athletics relies COMPLETELY ON VOLUNTEERS, all the officials you see at each competition are doing that FOR FREE!!, so please don’t give them a hard time if schedules start to slip, instead you should help them out. You can book a Level 1 Officials course online HERE, its a really simple, easy & fun course that will be FULLY FUNDED by Leeds City A.C. and you will gain a Level 1 qualification that will enable you officiate at any event nationally. You will also be automatically included into the Leeds City A.C. officiating team for the YDL matches, this qualifies you for the legendary free YDL Lunch Bag on matchdays!.  For more information regarding officials courses speak to Pat Childs 078851072991 pa.childs@hotmail.co.uk

Club volunteers: We are always delighted to welcome ANYONE who would like to help with the day-to-day running of the club, we have loads of oportunities for helpers to assist alongside current volunteers, so if you can spare anytime even if its just a couple of hours a week please speak to a member of the volunteer staff or contact our Chairperson Maria Townsend 07738761548 mbtownsend@hotmail.co.uk

** Important notice**


For all members please could you ensure your email address is correct & updated on the England Athletics Portal.

LCAC uses the England Athletics email database to correspond with all our member so its really important that your details are correct. You can login to your England Athletics Portal by CLICKING HERE

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