Why do I need to affiliate?
All club members, whether playing matches or just attending training need to affiliate to England Netball. Although there are other benefits (see England Netball website) this means that you are insured to play, other players are insured to take part in sessions with you, and we are insured to coach and umpire you.
When do I need to affiliate?
You can attend up to three netball training sessions before you need to affiliate, which gives you a chance to get to know us. The first session is totally free, the second and third session you just pay the training fee and then if you want to attend training and / or play matches after this you will need to affiliate. The above doesn’t apply if you have been a member of England Netball in the last three years – you will need to affiliate straight away.
The affiliation lasts one year (or part thereof if you join part way through the year) from 1 September to 31 August.
How do I affiliate?
You need to follow the instructions on the linked document below by the time you attend your third training session, and before you can play any matches.
You need to re-affiliate every year and will be sent details when you need to do this.
Wallingford Netball Club takes the safety and development of our members very seriously, as demonstrated by our Silver CAPS Award and our commitment to England Netball safeguarding. The documents below set out the main policies and procedures as well as providing general advice.
Click here to download the Wallingford Netball Club Code of Conduct
Click here to download the England Netball Safeguarding Young People in Netball Policy
Click here to download the England Netball Safeguarding Adults in Netball Policy
The links below provide more information, from England Netball, on the differing areas of safeguarding, including how to report a safeguarding concern:
Senior and junior training fees are paid by monthly standing order into the Wallingford Netball Club bank account. You need to complete the standing order agreement form and return it to a club coach at senior or junior training.
Senior and Junior match fees are paid as part of monthly subs.
Affiliation / Membership fees
Please see the membership form for rates.
What are the second, third and subsequent family member rates?
For junior members, membership and training fee discounts are offered to second and subsequent affiliated players, providing they are a direct relative of the first affiliated player and are resident at the same address.
For senior members membership and training fee discounts are offered to second and subsequent affiliated players, providing they are a direct relative of the first affiliated player, are resident at the same address and are in full-time education.
What is the summer taster rate?
England Netball sometimes run a summer taster rate that runs from 1 April to 31 August each year to allow people to join part way through the year without it being too expensive. This only applies if you haven’t been a member of England Netball in the last three years. Please speak to one of the affiliation and membership secretaries if you are unsure.
Volunteering at the club
The club doesn’t run itself and there are lots of people working to make sure you can play and enjoy netball. We are always looking for new volunteers, the more the merrier, and thus ask as many people as possible to get involved in the club in some way. This doesn’t mean you will be expected to coach, chair the club, etc. if you don’t want to – we have jobs of all shapes and sizes and will be able to find something to suit everyone. It may be taking registers, putting netball posts out each week, helping out at a fund-raising events, organising a social event, being a first aider for your team, etc. Of course, if you want to get involved in coaching or umpiring or taking on a committee role then you would be more than welcome to do so. We are happy to talk to you and find you something that you are happy to do – you wont be forced into doing something you don’t want to!