To become a member of the EFA, simply print out and fill in the three forms below and return them to Gareth Hoskins, EFA Secretary, 45 Sandhills Crescent, Solihull, B91 3UE. Membership costs £43 per year, £25 for those Under 30 and £5 per year for those Under 21.
A Message from EFA Vice-President Richard Barber:
Fives today is flourishing. You will know this from our recent Newsletters and the reports on this website. The ‘pull through’ from the school to the adult game is gathering pace (we now have well over 850 young people in the EFA Facebook group); this year we had the highest ever turnout for the National Schools' Championships. The women's game is really taking off. 33 pairs from 21 Universities contested the Universities Championships last October. And through Westway we are broadening the playing base by driving Fives into the local community. It is a vibrant and expanding game. But in addition to our duty to ensure the health of the game, we also have a duty to the health of the Association itself. The fact is that despite more people playing the game in recent years, membership of the EFA is dwindling. At the same time our financial support for competitions, coaching, court refurbishments, communications, website, the Westway partnership and many other commitments remains significant. The loss of subscription income that this declining membership represents is enough to put the EFA into a financial loss. Unless this is reversed, it threatens the solvency of the EFA. Like every enterprise up and down the land, we are looking at every way to reduce costs. But at the same time we must also increase our income. Increased income from membership is now crucial. What do people get for their membership? Access to our tournaments and fixtures; our publications about developments in Fives; and above all the knowledge that they are contributing to a vibrant and superbly run Association that administers and develops the game for the benefit of present and future generations. Increasing the membership is absolutely essential to ensure the financial health and long-term future of the Eton Fives Association, and the outstanding work it does and must continue to do on behalf of the game everywhere. Please help us out by doing your bit and becoming a member of the EFA.