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Membership Vitalis

Membership of G.S.A.V. Vitalis lasts from 1 January to 31 December and is an ongoing membership (this means that you need to actively request to end your membership before the deadline of the 19th of November, by mail or by email to, more information about this can be found here: The annual membership fee is €40.-. In addition to this annual fee, we are required to charge you a Dutch Athletics Union license fee. The basic license fee of the Athletics Union amounts to €18.15. In addition, you can choose a competition license, for this license, the Athletics Union will charge an additional amount of €24.50. In the event of a new membership or transfer from another Dutch association, the Athletics Union also charges administration fees (€5.00 and €10.95 respectively).

Please note! If you are already registered at the International Association of Athletics Federations as a competition member, you don't need a competition licence from the (Dutch) Athletics Union. However, you do need a basic licence for insurance purposes.

In the period from September till December, it is possible to become a Vitalis member against a reduced rate. The membership fee for that time period will be €14.-. In addition, you will have to pay the license fee to the Dutch Athletics Union, but against a reduced rate (75% discount). Lastly, you will have to pay the one-off administration fee of € 5.00 or 10.95. After December, your membership automatically turns into a yearly membership. If you do not want this to happen, you should indicate this before the 19th of November by post or by sending an email to For more information:

In the period from 01-09 to 01-02 or 01-02 to 01-09 you can also get a half-year membership against a reduced rate. The membership fee will then be €26.50. In addition, you will have to pay the basic license fee to The Dutch Athletics Union. They will charge two times the costs of a short-term membership (€2 x 7.00 = 14.00). If you wish to make use of a half year membership, you are required to indicate this at the time of sign-up.


As with every student sports association in Groningen, you should be in possession of an ACLO activated college card. For more information about an ACLO sports license, visit the ACLO website.

Debt collection

Vitalis works with automatic debits. Four times a year, a debt collection takes place; in March, in July, in October, and in December. During the first debt collection in March, the membership fee and the license cost(s) of the Dutch Athletics Union will be charged. If you sign up at a later point in the year, the membership fee and the license cost(s) will be charged during the following debt collection. Additional costs that are included in the debt collections are costs for clothing and merchandise, activities, competitions, training weekends, club weekends, etc. At least two weeks before a debt collection will take place, all members will be informed about the debt collection and the included items by email.