Why Join British Wrestling?


By joining British Wrestling you will automatically become a member of the Welsh Wrestling Association (“Welsh Wrestling”) and may be provided with insurance, depending on the level of your membership, in addition: 

1. Recreational Membership: Train at your chosen club and progress through the British Wrestling Association Athlete Awards system

2. Full Membership: In addition to the above you can train towards competitions at a level to suit your abilities.

It is possible to upgrade your membership from Recreational to Full at any time in order to compete.

Below is a video guide around how to create your British Wrestling Account. 


Once you have created an account, you can then purchase the appropriate membership for you. Below is a video that guides you through purchasing a membership


New Member Sign-Up

Benefits of Membership

Membership of British Wrestling benefits members with: –

  • Insurance of clubs, coaches and individual members at home & abroad
  • Competitions – organisation of national competitions (many of which are loss-making after the provision of prizes) and support for Club/Regional competitions
  • Access to the GBR Talent Squad and the wider Talent Pathway
  • Delivery of safeguarding and vulnerable adults policies, equity and codes of conduct
  • Progressive structures of coaching awards, personal wrestling awards (i.e. a UK-specific adaptation of the UWW colour award scheme) and progressive structure of competitive opportunities
  • Training & support for volunteers and parental helpers, coaches and officials
  • National Governing Body and Government liaison
  • News and results via the British Wrestling website

New Member Sign-Up

Membership Categories and Fees:-

Prospective members can apply for one of the following membership categories: –

Senior Member 
Full membership for a person aged 18 years or over
Junior Membership 
12 to 17 years
Student Membership 
For a person aged 18 years and over in full-time education
[NB 1 below to validate membership]
School Child 
Person aged under 12.
Associate Membership 
Any person who is NOT a competitor, coach, competition official, club official, regional official, BWA Board Member. (E.g. Club Safeguarding Officer, video operator, parent of competitor etc.) Gives access to BWA educational courses, e.g. Safeguarding course.
Recreational Membership 
Anybody who wishes to continue training recreationally.  Anyone who wishes to take part in the BWA Award Scheme but does not wish to participate in competitions.  Does not give access to any BWA educational courses.
Club Affiliation (Gold/Silver levels)Associate Club (Bronze level)  £200 £50

*Fees go up by the average of the Consumer and Retail Price Indexes.


1. Students MUST upload a copy of their Student Union Card to their credentials on their GoMembership portal and inform Membership Secretary to validate membership before their application can be approved [Follow link to Contact Us for address]

2. Membership Categories and Electoral Processes

  • to speak and vote at meetings, to stand for election or to nominate fellow members for elected posts, it is necessary to be 18yrs and over (16yrs in Scotland) and have Full British Wrestling Association membership, (e.g. Senior, Student, Honorary)

3. Home Nation, Club Choice and Transfer

  • Upon registration, a member chooses a Home Nation and club or region.
  • If there is a reason to change the choice of club before the renewal date, permission is required from the original and destination clubs (by email to membership secretary)


  1. Club Affiliation runs from 1 January to 31 December of the year
  2. Clubs who affiliate/associate and wish to pay affiliation fees is via Go-Membership (link) (unless previously agreed)