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benefits of affiliation

There are a number of benefits associated with affiliation for both athletics clubs and recreational running groups.
Click here for a printable PDF version of the affiliation benefits.


  • Access to public liability insurance through all your events
  • Access to a free website template and domain name
  • Ability to vote and attend the annual general meeting
  • Letter of support for accessing funding and assistance with local Councils and Governments

Club Development

  • Direct contact to the Club Development Officer
  • Guidance and support on Club organisation and management
  • Access to resources regarding athlete welfare, risk management, inclusion and many more
  • Increase Club spirit and camaraderie through point scores, relays competitions, fun runs and cross country
  • Access to a pool of volunteers/officials/coaches


Access to a well organised and structured series of events in your particular area of interest, including:

  • Cross Country and Road Races
  • Mountain and Off Road Running Races
  • Discounted entry into our expanding RunNSW events which currently has 7 Fun Runs based throughout NSW
  • Club based track and field competition
  • NSW and Australian Titles
  • Marathons/Half Marathons
  • Walking
  • Team Walk


  • Access to education courses and workshops both athletics specific and recreational running
  • Free and discounted coaching courses
  • Data base training
  • Please see the link to the education calendar


  • Use of the ANSW Logo
  • Free goods such as welcome packs
  • Publicity through our 'Find a club' search engine
  • Increased reputation through affiliation with the Athletics governing body
  • Ability to have Club Events listed on the Athletics NSW Events page
  • Exposure to 180 000 individuals involved in Athletics
  • Announcement on website and in newsletter for joining ANSW.