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Kent Young Athletes League for 2023

Last amended at 15 August 2023

Anoushka Johnson, is the KYAL Secretary kyalsecretary@kcaa.org.uk


KYAL - Final 2023 League Positions                
Division 1                
Boys Girls        
U13 U15 U13 U15 Off O/A M/Pts  
Blackheath & Bromley 556.5 633.5 549.5 618.5 115 2473 32 1
Tonbridge AC 536.5 472 518 376 115 2017.5 25 2
Dartford Harriers 427 504 525.5 402.5 100 1959 22 3
Cambridge Harriers 230 650 340 542 125 1887 22 4
Bexley AC 389 424 323 568 125 1829 19 5
Sevenoaks AC 343 268.5 388 281.5 60 1341 11 6
Invicta East Kent AC 247 182 286 437.5 65 1217.5 9 7
Central Park Athletics 299 288 131 62 70 850 4 8
Division 2                
Boys Girls        
U13 U15 U13 U15 Off O/A M/Pts  
S Factor Academy 423 611 642 639.5 85 2400.5 32 1
Medway & Maidstone AC 569 496 389 537 125 2116 27 2
Ashford AC 640 451 495 365 75 2026 25 3
Kent AC 299 274 197 389 80 1239 19 4
Paddock Wood AC 93 172 319 117 110 811 13 5
Swale Combined AC 0 352 159 254 80 845 12 6
Folkestone RC 220 118 130 171.5 55 694.5 9 7
Thanet AC 194 47 33 167 75 516 7 8



Saturday 29th April 2023 Norman Park Timetable A - Results
Saturday 17th June 2023 Norman Park Timetable B - Results
Saturday 15th July 2023 Medway Park Timetable A - Results
Saturday 12th August Central Park Arena Timetable B - Results

Judging Allocation for 2023


Div 1 
Bexley AC
Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC
Cambridge Harriers
Central Park Athletics
Dartford Harriers
Invicta AC
Sevenoaks AC
Tonbridge AC

Div 2
Ashford AC
Folkestone RC
Kent AC
Medway & Maidstone AC
Paddock Wood AC
S Factor Academy
Swale Combined AC
Thanet AC



2021 League structure information

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"A" STRING Single Letter
"B" STRING Double Letter
NUMBER Non-Scoring

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(Updated January 2020)

KYAL is part of the competition events provided by Kent County Athletics Association (KCAA) with an aim of providing competition experience for athletes who otherwise may not have the opportunity.

The League is fully part of KCAA and is managed by the KYAL Secretary who is a member of the KCAA Track and Field Committee


1.1 All competitions shall be held under UKA Rules for Competition.

1.2 Age Groups

Under 13 - 11 years and under 13 years at midnight on 31st August in year of competition.

Under 15 - 13 years and under 15 years at midnight on 31st August in year of competition.

1.3 Clubs will be required to affiliate to the League by March 1st.

1.4 The use of audio equipment and mobile phones is banned within competition areas

1.5 All equipment specified under UKA rules for each age group will be used.


2.1 All clubs/teams and athletes must affiliate to the Territorial or National Association in whose geographical area of responsibility the Club's headquarters are located.

2.2 Competitors can either be first claim members of their club or second claim (2nd claim) members whose first claim club is not a member of the league. The maximum number of 2nd claim athletes is restricted to 3 male and 3 female per team per match.

2.3 Any team competing in Division 1 or having gained promotion to Division 1, shall not be permitted to form or become a composite team.

2.4 Composite teams, may be accepted as members of the League and are entitled to promotion, but having gained promotion cannot add additional new clubs to its composition nor change its composition in any way. Athletes can only compete for a composite team if they are 1st claim to a club within that composite.

2.5 2nd claim athletes are only allowed to compete for one club in any one season.


3.1 Club Vests MUST be worn by all competitors. Composite club athletes may wear the club colours of their individual first claim Club but all relay teams must compete in the same vests


4.1 The League will supply competition bib numbers for all competing teams including    non-scoring athletes. UKA Rule 143.9 requires that 2 bib numbers are worn back and front “as issued”, although in jumps only one need be worn on the front.

4.2 Clubs must supply safety pins for their own athletes.


5.1 There will usually be 4 fixtures per season.

5.2 Clubs will be invited to host a fixture which must be held at a facility which has up to date under any British Athletics scheme in force for a local league meeting. Kent County A.A. will re-imburse the full cost of track hire, together with the cost of Officials’ refreshments (up to a maximum of £150.00) plus the full cost of First Aid facilities. Clubs must submit an invoice, together with copies of those from the track hirer and First Aid company, to the Honorary Treasurer as soon as possible after the fixture.

5.3 Host clubs are required to provide hot and cold drinks for officials and a light lunch for 5 officials per club/team/composite should also be provided.

5.4 The host club shall ensure that a suitably qualified Chief Starter; Chief Timekeeper; Track Referee; Starters’ Assistant; Field Referee and 2 Clerks of the Course are all appointed, in addition to a Meeting Manager and an Announcer. Where a club cannot resource these officials themselves, they should liaise as early as possible with the County Officials Secretary (officials@kcaa.org.uk) to see who may have expressed an interest in officiating.

5.5 For all fixtures the host club must have adequate First Aid cover.

5.6 Host clubs are to make all arrangements for the provision of the appropriate athletic equipment for the match. All equipment must be in a safe condition.

5.7 If a club proposes not to attend a fixture it must notify the League Secretary at least 48 hours prior to the fixture. The League Secretary will then notify the Meeting Manager.


6.1 Clubs should, where possible, ensure athletes arrive at the venue of the match at least 30 minutes before the 1st event in which they are due to compete. When they have field officials on the first events, they must arrive in suitable time to supervise athletes’ warm up. Failure to do so would mean the field official would not be eligible for points (see rule 10.4).

6.2 An athlete failing to wear a club vest may not compete.

6.3 Non-scoring athletes from member clubs may compete in all events but will be limited to 1 athlete per club/team/composite.  This will be strictly adhered to and on occasions may be limited depending on the facilities available. The meeting declaration form will confirm where non-scoring will be in operation.  NB track athletes may compete in spare lanes or in separate races as appropriate.

Non-scoring Club relay teams may be permitted, when using an 8 lane track, but will be limited to 1 team per club/team/composite for each relay event. The meeting declaration form will confirm which non-scoring relays will be in operation.

6.4 Non-scoring athletes MUST be declared at least 60 minutes prior to the start of the event.

6.5 Both age groups are limited to 4 events per athlete, and if doing so, 1 event MUST be a relay. This includes any non-scoring events in which they take part.

6.6 Where a walking event is included in the total, the competitors shall be restricted to a maximum of 3 running or walking events (including any relay) - UKA rule 141 (S2).  This includes any non-scoring events in which they take part.

6.7 No athlete in either age group may compete in both 800m and 1200/1500m at the same meeting.


7.1 Team declarations must be made on the official sheets provided by the League.

7.2 Provisional declarations should be submitted electronically by the Friday evening prior to the meeting. On match day declarations MUST be made 30 minutes before the commencement of the match. Changes should be notified at once and in any case prior to the start of the event.

7.5 In the event of an athlete competing without having been declared, all points gained will be deducted.


8.1 The order of events as shown in the League timetable must be adhered to by the host club although any necessary changes to field events owing to the layout of the arena will require all visiting clubs being notified in advance of the meeting.

8.2 In the Long Jump, Pole Vault and all throwing events each competitor will be allowed 3 trials. A maximum of 2 trials will be allowed during warm up of all events excepting HJ- please see rule 8.6  

8.3 Any athlete who misses a round in a field event shall forfeit that round.

8.4 Track events shall be run as separate 'A' and 'B' string races with the exception of 1200/1500m and walks. If, owing to the number of competitors, and at the discretion of the Track Referee races up to and including 800m may be run as a combined race but the athletes must be informed that it will be scored as separate 'A' and 'B' races.

8.5 If 800m is run as a combined event it will be run from a curved start. If the meeting is run on a 6 lane track the timetable is planned for this to happen.

8.6 The minimum HJ starting heights shall be: -
U13 boys - 1.10m; U15 boys - 1.25m;
U13 girls - 1.05m; U15 girls - 1.15m

In the warm up for HJ there will be 1 trial at the relevant starting height and a further trial at a height to be determined by the event leader.

8.7 Athletes taking part in the walk must be seen to be attempting to 'walk' as recognised under UKA rule 142 (4c). Athletes failing to do this will be asked by the Track Referee to leave the race.


9.1 Match points in all divisions of the League will be allotted as follows:-

'A' strings and relays        11 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3    with the winner receiving 11 points 
'B' strings                          9 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1    with the winner receiving 9 points

This will be adjusted accordingly if there are more than 8 teams in Division 2

9.2 In events held as separate 'A' and 'B' strings the superior performer should be nominated for the 'A' string race.

9.3 League points in all divisions of the League will be allotted as follows:- 

8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 with the winning club receiving 8 points - to be adjusted accordingly if more than 8 teams compete in Division 2

9.4 In the event of teams being equal on League points at the end of the season, total match points will decide positions. 

9.5 At the end of each season the 2 top teams in Division 2 will be promoted to Division 1 and the 2 bottom teams in Division 1 will be relegated to Division 2.


10.1 Host clubs are responsible for the provision of adequate officials to run the meeting, see rule 5.4 above.

10.2 All participating clubs/teams/composite including the host club, shall provide:  One track judge, one timekeeper and 3 field officials. When the club is host, if the Chief (Track Judge, Timekeeper & Field judge) are club members they may be used for points.

10.3 The officials, where possible, should be qualified. At least ONE field judge MUST be graded.

10.4 Clubs/team/composite providing the requisite number of officials will be awarded points as follows:

Track Judge 5 points, Timekeeper 5 points; Field Judge Team 5 points per official (Max 15) TOTAL 25 points

10.5 The Field Referee shall be responsible for ensuring that each field event is led by a suitably qualified official.

10.6 The Track Referee and Field Referee are empowered to cancel an event if there are insufficient officials to ensure safety and fairness or in the case of adverse weather conditions.


10.1 Communication will be carried out between the League Secretary & Team Managers by email and where possible agreement sought to any changes required for the next meeting/year.

10.2 Where thought necessary the League Secretary will call a meeting of Team Managers, usually at the end of the season.

10.3. If 3 or more Team Managers (from different clubs) request a meeting of Team Managers, the League Secretary will arrange to call a meeting.



KYAL League Records red=set in 2019

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Under 13 Records

UNDER 13 BOYS            
100 Metres Daniel Bonich   Bexley Borough A.C.   12.4 1991
  Jaffer Adams   Invicta East Kent A.C.   12.4 2008
200 Metres Isaac Milham   Medway & Maidstone A.C.   25.33 2013
  Daniel Bonich   Bexley Borough A.C.   25.4 1991
  Rasheed Tijani   Bexley  A.C.   25.4 2017
400 Metres M. Dafedjaiye   Blackheath Harriers   57.9 1989
800 Metres Abdi Madar   Blackheath Harriers   2.15.7 1993
1500 Metres Ryan Fuss   Blackheath & Bromley H.A.C.   4.29.7 2015
75 Metres Hurdles Oliver Robertson   Blackheath & Bromley H.A.C.   12.0 2017
80 Metres Hurdles A. Sharp   Blackheath Harriers   12.9 1986
1000 Metres Walk Alex Macheath   Cambridge Harriers   4.48.4 2016
1200 Metres Walk Guy Thomas   Tonbridge A.C.   6.44.3 2009
2000 Metres Walk Jonathon Hobbs   Ashford A.C.   11.29.0 2005
4 x 100 Metres Relay D. Grant, J. Brown   Blackheath Harriers   51.7 1994
  A. Evans, B. Jackson          
4 x 400 Metres Relay N. Daniel, L. Connike   Blackheath Harriers   4.06.2 1993
  S. Holmes, A. Madar          
High Jump Luke Cressey   Thanet A.C.   1.64 2014
Long Jump Reon Gowan-Wade   Blackheath & Bromley H.A.C.   5.37 2008
Shot (3K) Dante McNichol   Tonbridge A.C./Judd School   9.06 2018
Shot (3.25K) Shane Birch   G.E.C. Avionics A.C.   11.66 2000
Discus Shane Birch   G.E.C. Avionics A.C.   28.85 2000
Javelin Matt Blandford   Ashford A.C.   41.77 2008
Hammer James Anderson   Thanet A.C.   31.66 2012
UNDER 13 GIRLS            
75 Metres Emily  Kerr   Blackheath & Bromley H.A.C.   9.7 2017
150 Metres Rebecca Maddy   Cambridge Harriers   19.4 2016
800 Metres Lily Slack   Tonbridge A.C.   2.22.0 2019
1200 Metres Ellie Dolby   Blackheath & Bromley H.A.C.   3.49.7 2016
70 Metres Hurdles Annie Waghorn   Medway & Maidstone A.C.   11.5 2006
  Emily Kerr   Blackheath & Bromley H.A.C.   11.5 2017
1000 Metres Walk Abigail Smith   Blackheath & Bromley H.A.C.   5.03.0 2017
1200 Metres Walk Heather Butcher   Cambridge Harriers   6.20.2 2010
2000 Metres Walk K. Chin   Tonbridge A.C.   11.45.9 2004
4 x 100 Metres Relay S. Duffy, L. Noel   Blackheath & Bromley H.A.C.   54.4 2006
  C. Lyston,  A. Jacobs          
  D. Asher-Smith, S. Hylton   Blackheath & Bromley H.A.C.   54.4 2008
  C. Hylton, A. Hurlock          
High Jump Rebecca O'Brien   Tonbridge A.C.   1.55 2015
Long Jump Akeiyla Robinson-Pascal   Blackheath & Bromley H.A.C.   4.95 2016
Shot Jennifer Stevens   Tonbridge A.C.   9.69 2010
Discus Gemma Brown   Dartford Harriers   31.16 2008
Javelin Lucinda White   Tonbridge A.C.   35.24 2018
Hammer Lily Murray   Thanet A.C.   45.10 2017

Under 15 Records

UNDER 15 BOYS            
100 Metres Joshua Oshunrinde   Medway & Maidstone A.C.   11.3 2016
  Prince Mulamba   Cambridge Harriers   11.3 2018
200 Metres Amir Sultan-Edwards   Blackheath & Bromley H.A.C.   22.3 2018
300 Metres Kristian Samwell-Nash   Ashford A.C.   36.3 2017
800 Metres Chris Haines   Medway & Maidstone A.C.   2.03.1 2004
1500 Metres Andrew Juby   G.E.C. Avionics A.C.   4.15.9 1985
80 Metres Hurdles Ethan Akanni   Bexley A.C.   11.41 2013
  Peter Mortley   Medway A.C.   11.5 1990
2000 Metres Walk Alex Macheath   Cambridge Harriers   9.48.38 2018
4 x 100 Metres Relay D. Llegister, K. Onyango   Cambridge Harriers   45.9 2019
  S. Fernandez-Folkes, M. Salih          
4 x 300 Metres Relay E. Afolabi, O. Briars   Blackheath & Bromley H.A.C.   2.37.0 2017
  H. Whichello, K. Morgan          
4 x 400 Metres Relay R. Holt, J. Forrest   Blackheath Harriers   3.36.2 1986
  G. Williams, L. Rodgers          
3 x 800 Metres  Relay C. Corry, H-J. Cowie   Blackheath & Bromley H.A.C.   7.08.37 2014
  L. Warren          
High Jump Narayan Brewer   Blackheath Harriers   1.84 1991
Pole Vault Benjamin Platt   Blackheath & Bromley H.A.C.   3.50 2019
Long Jump David Gilkes   Blackheath Harriers   6.28 1992
Shot Curtis Griffith=Parker   Cambridge Harriers   17.91 2005
Discus Curtis Griffith=Parker   Cambridge Harriers   51.09 2005
Javelin Clinton Green   Medway A.C.   60.56 1994
Hammer James Lancaster   Blackheath & Bromley H.A.C.   53.18 2015
UNDER 15 GIRLS            
100 Metres Daryll Neita   Cambridge Harriers   12.2 2010
200 Metres Daryll Neita   Cambridge Harriers   25.1 2010
300 Metres Dina Asher-Smith   Blackheath & Bromley H.A.C.   39.4 2010
800 Metres Sabrina Sinha   Cambridge Harriers   2.12.8 2013
1500 Metres Sabrina Sinha   Cambridge Harriers   4.40.30 2013
75 Metres Hurdles Kaliyah  Young   Dartford Harriers A.C.   11.3 2017
2000 Metres Walk Sophie Lewis Ward   Cambridge Harriers   9.53.8 2013
4 x 100 Metres Relay S. Hylton, V. Olatunji   Blackheath & Bromley H.A.C.   48.9 2011
  M. Bruney, C. Hylton          
4 x 300 Metres Relay A. Sibley, C. Kelly-Gordon   Blackheath & Bromley H.A.C.   2.53.6 2018
  K. Pullin, S. Osahon          
3 x 800 Metres  Relay N. Kingston, R. Atkins-Dyke   Blackheath & Bromley H.A.C.   7.29.5 2014
  K. Cornish          
High Jump Jade Oni   Medway & Maidstone A.C.   1.72 2015
Pole Vault Lois Warden   Bexley A.C.   3.20 2016
Long Jump Mayong Tabe   Medway & Maidstone A.C.   5.44 2016
Shot Cleo Agyepong   Cambridge Harriers   12.74 2019
Discus Zara Obamakinwa   Medway & Maidstone A.C.   36.70 2018
Javelin Lucinda White   Tonbridge A.C.   39.07 2019
Hammer Lily Murray   Swale Combined A.C.   54.81 2019


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