Interested in joining HCSC?

Membership Guide

Find the perfect membership for you by looking at our handy guide below.
What memberships do you offer?
We offer two types of membership for individuals.


Membership is our standard option, which includes discounted prices for sports and other facilities, discounted prices at our bar, early booking for our events and a right to attend and vote at our club meetings.

You can join as an Affiliated Member or Unaffiliated member.

An Affiliated Member is affiliated with one or more of our sports clubs - rugby, snooker, tennis, running, bowls or football.

An Unaffiliated Member is not affiliated with one of our sports clubs but are still a member of HCSC.


Associates are supporters of the club and as a thank you for their support enjoy discounted prices at our bar and early booking at our events. They are not able to vote at club meetings.
How do I collect my membership card?
Once you have registered for membership, you will be issued with a temporary membership card by email. This includes your membership number, which allows you to enjoy discounts in booking facilities and at the bar.

Membership cards are typically produced each fortnight. The first batch of membership cards will be ready from our August 2021 open day onwards. Once your card is printed, you receive an additional email advising you that your card is ready for collection.

To collect your card, simply visit our bar and present either your temporary membership card (which can be on a smartphone - you don't need to print) or some photo ID.
I am an existing Member, how do I register?
If you are an existing Member of HCSC or one of our affiliated clubs, please do not join online. We'll be in touch with existing members as soon as we can to get them setup on our brand new systems.
How do I join?
If you want to join the tennis, running or football club, you should join them directly. Links to their websites are available at By joining these clubs you will automatically become an Affiliated Member of HCSC.

If you want to join the rugby, snooker or bowls club you can join online. Click the Join Online button at, and then select one of:

• Membership – Helsby Bowls Club
• Membership – Helsby Snooker Club
• Membership – Helsby Rugby Union Football Club

You will automatically become an Affiliated Member of HCSC, and a member of the relevant sports club.

If you want to join HCSC only, either as an Unaffiliated Member or Associate, then you can also join online. Click theJoin Online button at, and then select:• Membership – HCSC
What is the membership period?
All HCSC memberships (including Associates) last for 12 months from the date you join. Note, if you join a sports clubyour membership period with that club may differ.
Are there discounts for concessions?
A £5 discount off Membership is available for the following concessions:

• Aged 18 to 22, or 65+
• In receipt of Incapacity Benefit, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit.

Please note we may ask for proof of your concession.

Concessionary rates are not available for Associates.
Can juniors join?
Juniors (anyone under the age of 18) can join HCSC as a member for free. Junior Members enjoy discounted prices at our bar and early entry to our events. They also have the opportunity to contribute to our club by representing youth sports and participation.

Junior members who want to join a sports club should contact their sports club directly. Junior members of any sportsclub are automatically junior members of HCSC.

To join HCSC without a sports club as a junior member, visit, click Join Online and select Membership – HCSC (Junior).

Please note we may ask for proof of age.
Do you offer a couples or family membership?
HCSC do not offer any special memberships for couples or families. Some sports clubs do.

If you join via a sports club, each individual will automatically become a HCSC Affiliated Member in their own right.
I am an Unaffiliated Member, but now want to join a sports club. What do I do?
If you want to join rugby, bowls and/or snooker then please contact us via and we'll get you setup. You're not able to change your membership online.

If you want to join tennis, running or football you will need to contact them directly. Contact details are You’ll need to tell them you are an Unaffiliated Member with HCSC and they will adjust your membership fee accordingly. If this is your first club, they will include an additional £10 discount to reflect your change from Unaffiliated to Affiliated.
I am an Associate but now want to become an Unaffiliated or Affiliated Member. What do I do?
Associates will need to purchase Affiliated or Unaffiliated Membership separately by following the instructions above.

Associates can enjoy a £5 discount off any membership fees.
Do I get a membership card?
If you join online, you’ll receive a temporary membership card by email as soon as you have completed your purchase, including your membership number. This can be used straightaway.

If you join via a sports club, you’ll receive your temporary membership card by email once your membership has been processed. This can take up to 15 working days.

Physical membership cards are currently in production, and members will be emailed with further details.
Can I claim Gift Aid on my membership?
Unfortunately, membership subscriptions are not eligible for Gift Aid.

However, if you wish to make a donation to our new Sports Development and Promotion Fund you can do so online Donations are eligible for Gift Aid.
Can I get a refund on my membership?
As a non-profit organisation, we unfortunately do not have the ability to refund membership fees.
Do you offer corporate membership?
Employers, like-minded clubs and associations and other similar groups are welcome to enquire about corporatememberships, including generous discounts for bulk purchases. Please contact us via in the first instance.
What happens when my membership expires?
Unaffiliated Members, Associates and Affiliated Members of Rugby, Snooker and Bowls will have their membership renewed automatically using the payment details they supplied when they registered. You will be contacted if we areunable to process your renewal.

Affiliated Members of Tennis, Running or Football will be subject to their rules.

Please note that your membership expires immediately, and benefits will expire at the same time.
I have a question or need help, who do I contact?
We are primarily volunteer led. We are currently building our team so bear with us, but please send membership queries to and we’ll come back to you as soon as we can.