Memberships are an essential part of university sports clubs and cover a broad array of components throughout the year.
All memberships have to be paid prior to playing in any fixtures.
Failure to pay membership will result in you not being able to attend training sessions or be part of the club in question. The first BUCS matches are on Wednesday the 11th of October. Memberships are expected to be paid by Tuesday the 11th for this first match eligibility.
Alex Burnett will inform all club captains when the membership cards are available to be picked up from the Students' Union offices.
How the #TeamGlos card works:
- Takes 10% off all memberships until the 23:59 on the 15th October.
- Covers you with personal player insurance, membership to BUCS, as well as some of the costs involved to run TeamGlos sports.
- Gives you 10% off food and drink in SU Bars all day Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
- Gives you 15% off food and drink, everyday, at the Tank & Gloucester Brewery on the Quays.
All insured players have the 'Platinum Elite' insurance, which gives you all a better cover should you incur an injury. Insurance detail benefits are available here.
Your Students' Union sports membership includes:
- Training facilities and times
- BUCS affiliation fee and entry fee to BUCS competitions (individual and team)
- Affiliation to your National Governing Body
- Playing kit (team dependent)
- Coaching staff (if applicable)
- Transport (minibuses / coaches / fuel)
Should you not pay your membership:
- You will not be eligible to play in any BUCS competitions, with reference to BUCS regulation 7.1.5. BUCS REG 7.1.5 ‘Must have paid the appropriate Union or Athletic Union subscription.’
- BUCS have the right to question any player at any time and ask to see a valid membership card. If a valid card is not presented by the player when requested, this has the potential to forfeit a match or face elimination from a competition.
- The Students' Union has the right to put any unpaid membership case to the Sports Committee who will issue sanctions/fines against any individual who has been discovered to have played without a current membership. In addition, the club captains and team captains will also be seen as responsible for checking to ensure all players are members of the club before match/competition selection.
- All membership money is credited into your club accounts. This funds all of the items listed above and if it is not paid, ultimately your club will have reduced funds to cover the extensive costs from the year. This could result in having to cancel fixtures due to lack of funds for transport costs.
RANDOM CHECKS WILL BE CARRIED OUT EVERY WEEK TO ENSURE ALL MEMBERSHIPS HAVE BEEN PAID BY ALL MATCH DAY PLAYERS AND COMPETITION ENTRANTS.