Membership of Team East Lothian is open to anyone who wishes to progress their skills in the sport of athletics.
Normally athletes are members of one of East Lothian’s local athletics clubs (Dunbar Running Club DRC, Haddington Running Club HRC or Musselburgh and District Athletics Club MADAC) and will be asked if they would like to join Team East Lothian. TEL also works with local schools, through the East Lothian Athletics Development Group (ELADG), to identify athletes who may benefit from the training and competition opportunities available in the club.
Athletes join TEL at either the potentials, development or academy level with training times and fees detailed under the training pages. All athletes are required to pay an annual membership fee, currently £12 for Junior Members (under 16s) or £17 for Senior Members (over 16s) and complete the attached form. For athletes who wish to compete for Team East Lothian but are unable to take part in a training squad, the annual, competition only membership is currently £42.
For athletes under the age of 16, parents are required to join TEL as Associate Members. Associate Members have voting rights on behalf of their child. Fees for Associate Members are in the form of a commitment to volunteer 5 hours to the club or make a donation to the club, at the Associate Member’s discretion. This donation will attract gift aid payable to the club. The club will provide Associate Members with a list of opportunities to help, many at the club’s annual open events in the summer.