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A PDF file with step-by-step instructions on how to join the club or renew your membership via the link can be found here

Update November 2023: The way club membership and event entry is processed has changed again for 2024. The revised ACU Sport80 system can still be confusing, due to its complexity and lack of clarity.

For memberships and event entry, almost always the reason for problems is that there is an issue with either your Club Membership and/or Licence. 

Look for green oval buttons on the ACU Competitor Licences and Club & Affiliations tabs on your Profile.

If thereís a problem the button will probably be in red or orange with an explanation like  or .  You may need to click the line to open it up and see more.

Where possible, resolve the issue/s yourself (e.g. upload a missing photo or complete a medical form etc.).  If youíve done what you can but itís still not sorted:


When successfully completed, your profile pages should now look like this: 

and this:

Done! (I hope)


There is another way to get onto the Sport80 system but DON'T use it for membership it makes it much more difficult and complicated - ONLY follow the link at the top of this page.

From the ACU website home page to get onto the ACU Sport80 entry system click MEMBERS PORTAL:






OUR CLUB - A Limited Company?

What does it mean??


In 2007 The Manchester "17" MCC became a company limited by guarantee and is now known as the Manchester 17 MCC Ltd.  The Manchester 17 MCC Ltd. logo is a Registered Trademark of the Manchester 17 M.C.C. Ltd.

This means that it does not have shares or shareholders, but instead it has members. Its day-to-day management is carried out by the Committee and the directors.  By becoming a member you will be entitled to do the following things:

         to attend and vote at general meetings; normally there will be one meeting per year, called the Annual General Meeting or AGM, and you will be given at least two weeks' notice of the place and time of the meeting for example to:-

         to receive the annual accounts of the company;

         to elect the Committee by voting at the meeting;

         to vote on any fundamental changes to the nature of the company, its name, its purposes, or what happens to its profits.

We may also need to call other general meetings in exceptional circumstances.

You will not be entitled to receive any dividend or other income from the company.

If the company makes a profit this will be retained to help pay for the company's activities in the following years. If the company is wound up you will not receive any money from the company because its constitution requires that it should be paid to another similar organisation.

The constitution is made up of the memorandum and the articles of association. The memorandum sets out what the company can do and why it exists; and the articles deal with the holding of meetings, the admission of members, the election of the Committee and the directors and other rules relating to the running of the company. These are legal documents that are registered on the public records for the company held at Companies House. They may also be inspected (by arrangement) at Manchester 17 MCC Ltd. Macclesfield SK10 4RR. You can download a copy of the memorandum and the articles of association on the club website here.

You will not be liable for any debts of the company by becoming a member. You will not be liable if someone brings a legal case against the company.

This is because like most other companies it is a limited company, which means your liability as a member is limited. If the company is wound up (which may happen, for example, if it cannot pay its debts) then you will have to pay no more than 25p to the company.

This is the amount that you `guarantee' or promise to pay to the company by becoming a member, as set out in clause 3 of the memorandum. In addition, if you have paid a subscription to the company there may not be enough funds left to return to you any of that subscription, even if the winding up happens part way through a membership year.

The Club's Articles of Association can be found here and the Memorandum of Association can be found here.