East Midlands to pay clubs’ national and regional affiliation fees
May 3, 2020 | by Matt Halfpenny
The East Midlands has become the third England Boxing region to help member clubs by indicating they will pay affiliation fees for the 2020-21 season.
Following in the footsteps of the Western Counties and Tyne, Tees and Wear regions, they have agreed to pay the £110 per club for member affiliation to England Boxing.
And, in a further step, the East Midlands has also said it will cover the £30 usually paid to them for clubs to affiliate regionally.
Both will only apply to clubs who were members during the 2019-20 season, and intends to be a helping hand when much-needed income has been lost while gyms have been shut due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
“The decision to do this was taken as a group by all seven directors, who decided unanimously that we should do it,” said East Midlands’ joint secretary, Janet Vitti.
“We know these are challenging times, the kind of which we have not seen before, and we are very keen to help member clubs in whatever way we can.”
England Boxing confirmed in early April it was halving club affiliation fees from £220 to £110 for the new 2020-21 season – which will be delayed until at least September – for those clubs who were registered or had a registration pending in 2019-20.
It will also be offering a 50% discount for individual boxers memberships (£5.50, down from £11) and official and coach memberships (£11, down from £22) – again for those who were members this season.