IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL NEMAA MEMBERS.
NEMAA is affiliated to BMAF (the British Masters Athletics Federation) and in order for NEMAA members to be able to enter England Masters, Inter-area Masters, BMAF Masters or European and World Masters events, they must be registered online with the BMAF website's OpenTrack system - and can usually only enter these events online via BMAF OpenTrack. Paper entry forms are no longer acceptable. Affiliation to BMAF is free of charge and part of your NEMAA subs.
If you are planning to enter any future England Masters, BMAF Masters, European or World Masters events and do not already have your own BMAF OpenTrack account - you will need to contact NEMAA Membership Secretary George Routledge - firstname.lastname@example.org - and ask for a BMAF OpenTrack account to be set up - free of charge - on your behalf. You will be asked to send proof of date of birth in the way of a scan or a photo showing the last 4 digits of your passport or birth certificate. PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO SET UP AN OPENTRACK ACCOUNT ON YOUR OWN WITH THE BMAF WEBSITE. You will need to give permission for your email address to be sent to BMAF. If you are planning to enter events via OpenTrack - please do not wait until the last minute (such as the closing date !!).
PLEASE NOTE: All BMAF OpenTrack accounts will automatically lapse on January 1st each year. Membership Secretary George Routledge is the only one able to update them. Please be patient, he will update your profile ASAP after you have renewed your subs. If you are intending to use your profile to enter BMAF events early in the year please let Membership Secretary George Routledge know ASAP. New members will have a new profile set up for them shortly after joining and will be notified by BMAF as to how to access it. BMAF OpenTrack can then be used directly by paid up NEMAA members to manage some of their data and to enter BMAF events. If an OpenTrack profile has been set up for you and you are having problems with it - please contact George Routledge - please do not try to set up another profile on your own. If you have joined NEMAA and paid on line via our website or with a paper form and cheque – Your NEMAA Membership Number will be sent to you. You will use this number to enter NEMAA events.
If you have also agreed to be affiliated to The British Masters Athletics Federation (BMAF) We will set up an Account for you on BMAF OpenTrack – free of charge – which will allow you to enter BMAF events in the future.
Please can you now go to the system via the link https://bmaf.opentrack.run and press the button to signup. Once you have completed the signup form, OpenTrack will send you an email (possibly going into your junk mail) for you to confirm that the email address is correct. You can then login to BMAF OpenTrack using your email address and the password you specified. This will enable you to enter any BMAF competitions which use OpenTrack for entries and update your profile.
If you intend to enter any BMAF or European Masters events soon - please contact me ASAP so that I confirm that your OpenTrack profile is up to date in time.
To compete in BMAF, European or World Masters events you must respond to BMAF OpenTrack and access your OpenTrack Account in order to enter their events.
If you urgently need to access BMAF Opentrack please let me know ASAP
Very Best Regards,
NEMAA Membership Secretary
Still Confused ? Give me a call.
The objectives of the OpenTrack concept are to:
a) Give the athletes the responsibility for managing their own data, with quick and easy access to the required functionality
b) Ensure that OpenTrack functions can be equally operated online by athletes themselves or by family members , friends or the NEMAA membership secretary on behalf of non-IT skilled athletes, (or those without access to a computer)
c) Ensure that entry into BMAF competitions is controlled according to the athletes validated status.
NEMAA members will be able to: 1. Access OpenTrack :2. Enter certain Member Details: 3. Read Masters Athletics Magazine :4. Enter BMAF, European and World Masters Competitions.
To reach OpenTrack: For existing NEMAA members who have previously given permission for their email address to be sent to BMAF: -
Click on the Member Login function of the www.BMAF.org.uk website . On seeing the BMAF OpenTrack home page, Click Login/Signup - Enter your email address and password. - If you have forgotten or don’t know your password, click “Forgot/Need Password?” option and enter your email address. When you receive the password reset email which is sent to the email address that you have specified (usually within seconds), Click on the link provided which will allow you to choose a password.
To reach OpenTrack : For NEMAA members who have not previously provided their email address - Please contact NEMAA Membership Secretary George Routledge as above. Once a profile has been set up for you - BMAF will email you and ask you to log in to OpenTrack using the email address you have provided and will ask you to make up a password to access your profile.
Please ensure that you access BMAF OpenTrack using the name you provided when joining NEMAA and not a variation of your first name or surname. E.g. Robert, Rob, Bob, Bobby, etc.
Paper entry forms will however, still be acceptable for NEMAA Championships, events and subs renewals.
Photo below of August 2023 England Masters Inter-Area Track & Field match - where NEMAA competed against eight other BMAF area teams.