Membership

Here you can become a Clapton Community FC member for the first time or renew your membership.

Firstly, a massive thank you for showing interest in being a member. By joining us or renewing your membership, you’re helping to preserve and support our club, YOUR club.

Below you’ll find a bit more info on membership and our structure. If you’ve got any questions – get in touch!

Membership rates

Members can decide which rate is appropriate for them:

Concession: £5
Waged: £10
Solidarity: £20 (or more!)

Your membership will run for one calendar year from the date of payment. You can either choose auto-renewal or you can renew each year.

Please note whatever rate you choose, you only have one share. All members are equal regardless of what they pay. 

Become a member

Join Us

Renew your membership

Renew

Equal share

Signing up for membership gives you an equal and vital say in what happens with our club. Whether you sign up for £5, or donate £1,000 – you are entitled to one vote and one vote only.

£1 from your first year’s membership will be for a share in the club. 

Share certificate

New members will get a PDF of their share certificate in the club, which you download and print out if you wish.

Membership card

Each season members receive a new membership card which is now going digital. You can access it online or on your phone and you can add it to your Google/Apple wallet.

You’ll also get a PDF if you want to print out a physical card.

Membership badge

We are no longer posting out badges due to postal issues but don’t worry, there will still be a new membership badge available to all members each and every season.

You will be able to either:

1 Collect the membership badge each season in person from games at the Old Spotted Dog Ground (show your membership card at the Merch stall)

2 By post (If you buy anything else from the online store, members will get the chance to add the membership badge for free and we’ll send it with the order)

So all members, wherever you live, will still get to pick up a badge.

Email newsletter

Members receive an email newsletter each week (sometimes less frequently in the summer) with the latest news from the club and its committees, much of which doesn’t appear on the website or social media.

If you’re not receiving the newsletter and you think you should…

  • 1 Check that your membership hasn’t expired
  • 2 Check it’s not gone in to your email provider’s spam or junk folder
  • 3 If no joy, please email comms@claptoncfc.co.uk and we can look into it

Join a committee (if you want!)

Our club is run on a day to day basis by committees, such as Women’s First Team, Finance or Comms. A full list of the committees can be found here. Members are welcome to join one (or more) of those committees if they want. It would be great to have you on board.

Meetings/online votes

From time to time you will receive emails asking you to vote on certain issues online and invitations to General and Annual General Meetings. Members make these big decisions with one equal vote each.

Some of the decisions that we’ve put to a special vote of the membership have been the choice of home kit and away kit and to pay for the changing rooms at our Old Spotted Dog Ground home.

Accountability

We have adopted an Accountability Agreement that sets out our values in detail. Please take the time to read it here.