Club Affiliation

British Wrestling welcome applications from organisations whose aim is to develop and grow the sport of Wrestling across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. British Wrestling offers two levels of club affiliation: 

  1. Affiliated Club – this is a full affiliation and requires clubs to demonstrate compliance with our criteria
  2. Associate Club – for those clubs and groups looking to get more involved in wrestling that doesn’t currently meet the Affiliated Club criteria 

Club affiliation runs from 1 January to 31 December of each year. 

Affiliated Club 

Affiliated clubs are required to fulfil these criteria: – 

  • Head Coach
    • 1st4Sport UKCC BWA Coaching Level 2 Qualification / Honorary Coaching Certificate
    • First Aid 
    • Safeguarding Certification
    • Enhanced DBS (via British Wrestling)/PVG/Access NI 
    • Signed Coaches Code of Conduct 
  • Club Welfare Officer (for the protection of children and vulnerable adults) 
    • Safeguarding Certification 
    • Enhanced DBS (via British Wrestling)/PVG/Access NI 

Benefits 

  • Insurance 
  • Discounts 

Costs

  • Affiliated Club costs £197 per year 

Associate Club 

Are you an established club, involved in MMA or any combat-related sport, who wishes to add wrestling to their club but does not have a 1st4Sport Level 2 Wrestling qualification but wishes to work towards an affiliated club status? Then Associate Club status may be for you, please contact membership@britishwrestling.org or amichaelas@britishwrestling.org to discuss your options. 

Associate clubs are required to provide evidence of the following: 

  • Public Liability Insurance
    (As of 2019: Minimum £5,000,000) 
  • Primary Club Safeguarding Officer
    (Free BWA Membership – Contact: membership@britishwrestling.org

    • Safeguarding Certification 
    • Enhanced DBS (via British Wrestling)/PVG/Access NI
  • Achieved or Working towards the Martial Arts Code of Conduct

Benefits 

  • Wrestlers can declare from your club at BWA competitions 
  • Information and support from BWA on becoming an affiliated club 

Costs

  • Associate Club costs £50 per year 

Club Affiliation Fees 

Club affiliation fees are set annually and generally rise in line with the average of the official Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Retail Price Index (RPI). 

Go Membership 

British Wrestling utilises Go Membership for its club affiliation and membership online portal. In order to affiliate your club please contact membership@britishwrestling.org or amichaelas@britishwrestling.org to register your new club through the BWA online membership portal. 

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