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Joining the Hoplite Association
We are a relatively small but ever-growing group, and welcome new members of any age, although children under 14 will need to be supervised by an adult. Families are most welcome. If you would like to join us we ask that you are able to participate in our UK event activities at least in part.* Although we understand that members may not be able to attend all events, we encourage you to become an active member of the group and participate as much as you can. Not only will you get the most out of your membership by doing so, it's a great excuse to meet up and socialise with other members!
*Unfortunately this means we can only accept applications from overseas residents if you are based in mainland Europe and prepared to commit to attending at least one UK based event per year.
We seek to portray all aspects of the Greek sphere of activity throughout the period 490 - 430 BC, therefore we depict not only Greeks, but also their allies and enemies. A list of roles and the minimum starting out requirements for each one is available upon request, and will be added to this page in due course. The one, overriding, requirement is that you seek to dress and equip yourself in as accurate a manner as possible. The Association has its own authenticity guidelines and works on the principle of quality not quantity. This doesn't necessarily have to mean expensive, but it does mean we will not accept an attitude of 'it's close enough' or 'it will do'. Our golden rule is that it's better to go without than to compromise. Help is available in all aspects of recreation and we offer every assistance in ensuring that you do not waste money on inappropriate purchases. We've already made just about all the mistakes going! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.
(per annum - renewable by April each year):
If you wish to 'try before you buy', we can also offer a trial event membership for a fee of £5 (refundable against full membership if you decide to join) to allow you to take part in an event. This needs to be authorised in advance of the event and you will be expected to abide by all Association Rules once on site. Loan clothing can be provided in order to ensure that you comply with authenticity requirements. The Hoplite Association is a non-profit making organisation and funds are used to pay for insurance, fund the provision of society equipment and to cover the basic costs of operation. If you would like to enquire into any aspects of membership then please contact us. Alternatively, feel free to download the membership forms on this page and submit to the address provided on the Application Form.
24 April 2016