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Kent Young Athletes League for 2023

Last amended at 07 May 2024

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



KYAL fixtures for 2024:


2024 Field Event Timetable and Judging allocation

Sunday 5 May: Norman Park (Blackheath and Bromley Harriers AC) - track time table - Results

Saturday 22 June: Medway Park (Medway and  Maidstone AC) - track time table

Sunday 28 July: Norman Park (Blackheath and Bromley Harriers AC) - track time table

Saturday 10 Aug: Central Park Arena (Dartford Harriers AC/Central Park Athletics) - track time table


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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

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Kent Young Athletes League Records        
UNDER 15 BOYS          
100m Victor Redman   Folkestone RC 11.2 2023
200m Amir Sultan-Edwards   Blackheath and Bromley H. AC 22.3 2018
300m Kristian Samwell-Nash   Ashford AC 36.3 2017
400m Tobi Sho-Silva   Bexley AC 52.7 2009
800m Chris Haines   Medway and Maidstone AC 2:03.1 2004
1500m Andrew Juby   GEC Avionics AC 4:15.9 1985
3000m Chris Haines   GEC Avionics AC 9:14.6 1985
80m Hurdles Hans Nmaju   Central Park Athletics 11.2 2023
1200m Walk Cameron Corbishley   Medway and Maidstone AC 5:07.0 2011
2000m Walk Alex Macheath   Cambridge Harriers  9:48.4 2018
High Jump Naraya Brewer   Blackheath H. 1.84 1991
Pole Vault Chalie Platt   Blackheath and Bromley H. AC 4.02 2023
Long Jump David Gilkes   Blackheath H. 6.28 1992
Triple Jump A. Woodhouse   Blackheath H. 12.82 1991
Shot Curtis Griffith-Parker   Cambridge Harriers 17.91 2005
Discus Curtis Griffith-Parker   Cambridge Harriers 51.09 2005
Hammer James Lancaster   Blackheath and Bromley H. AC 53.18 2015
Javelin Clinton Green   Medway AC 60.56 1994
4x100m H. Baldock, F. Adah-Jahs,   Bexley AC 46.8 2018
M. Kinsambwe, R. Ahmed        
P. Mulamba, X. Durant,   Cambridge Harriers 46.8 2018
G. Mbenze, J. Chike-Michael        
N. Isaac, I. Milham,   Medway and Maidstone AC 46.84 2015
J. Oshunrinde, R. Kuypers        
4x400m R. Holt, J. Forrest   Blackheath H. 3:36.2 1986
G. Williams, L. Rodgers        
4x300m E. Afolabi, O. Briars,    Blackheath and Bromley H. AC 2:37.0 2017
H. Whichello, K. Morgan        
3x800m A. Moore, R. Alford-Smith, A. Simmons   Sevenoaks AC 7:06.2 2022
UNDER 13 BOYS          
100m Daniel Bonich   Bexley Borough AC 12.4 1991
Jaffer Adams   Invicta East Kent 12.4 2008
200m Isaac Milham   Medway and Maidstone AC 25.33 2013
Daniel Bonich   Bexley Borough AC 25.4 1991
Rasheed Tijani   Bexley AC 25.4 2017
400m M. Dafedjaiye   Blackheath H. 57.9 1989
800m Abdi Madar   Blackheath H. 2:15.7 1993
1500m Ryan Fuss   Blackheath and Bromley H. AC 4:29.7 2015
75m Hurdles Oliver Robertson   Black & Brom H AC 1 12.0 2017
80m Hurdles A. Sharp   Blackheath H. 12.9 1986
1000m Walk Alex Macheath   Cambridge Harriers 4:48.4 2016
1200m Walk Guy Thomas   Tonbridge AC 6:44.3 2009
2000m Walk Jonathon Hobbs   Ashford AC 11:29.0 2005
High Jump Luke Cressey   Thanet AC 1.64 2014
Long Jump Reon Gowan-Wade   Blackheath and Bromley H. AC 5.37 2008
Shot (3kg) Story Bundy   Invicta EK AC 10.59 2023
Shot (3.25kg) Shane Birch   GEC Avionics AC 11.66 2000
Discus Shane Birch   GEC Avionics AC 28.85 2000
Hammer Matt Blandford   Thanet AC 31.66 2012
Javelin James Anderson   Ashford AC 41.77 2008
4x100m D. Grant, J. Brown   Blackheath H. 51.7 1994
A. Evans, B. Jackson        
4x400m N. Daniel, L. Connike   Blackheath H. 4:06.2 1993
S. Holmes, A. Madar        
3x800m J. Martin, L. Hough, H. Collins-Smith   Blackheath and Bromley H. AC 7:58.1 2022
UNDER 15 GIRLS          
100m Daryll Neita   Cambridge Harriers 12.2 2010
200m Daryll Neita   Cambridge Harriers 25.1 2010
300m Dina Asher-Smith   Blackheath and Bromley H. AC 39.4 2010
800m Sabrina Sinha   Cambridge Harriers 2:12.8 2013
1500m Sabrina Sinha   Cambridge Harriers 4:40.3 2013
75m Hurdles Kaliyah  Young   Dartford Harriers  11.3 2017
1200m Walk Heather Butcher   Cambridge Harriers 5:36.6 2011
2000m Walk Sophie Lewis Ward   Cambridge Harriers 9:53.8 2013
High Jump Jade Oni   Medway and Maidstone AC 1.72 2015
Pole Vault Lois Warden   Bexley AC 3.20 2016
Long Jump Mayong Tabe   Medway and Maidstone AC 5.44 2016
Shot (3kg) Cleo Agyepong   Cambridge Harriers 12.74 2019
Shot (3.25kg) Divine Oladipo   Cambridge Harriers 10.76 2013
Discus Zara Obamakinwa   Medway & Maidstone AC 36.70 2018
Hammer (3kg) Lily Murray   Swale Combined AC 54.81 2019
Hammer (3.25kg) Jennifer Stevens   Tonbridge AC 33.58 2012
Javelin 500g Lucinda White   Tonbridge AC 39.07 2019
Javelin 600g Sally Duggan   Cambridge Harriers 29.73 2008
4x100m S. Hylton, V. Olantunji,   Blackheath and Bromley H. AC 48.9 2011
M. Bruney, C. Hylton        
4x300m A. Sibley, C. Kelly-Gordon   Blackheath and Bromley H. AC 2:53.60 2018
K. Pullin, S. Osahon        
3x800m I. Williams, A. Richards, S. Pawa   Cambridge Harriers 7:33.3 2022
UNDER 13 GIRLS          
75m Emily  Kerr   Blackheath and Bromley H. AC 9.7 2017
150m Rebecca Maddy   Cambridge Harriers 19.4 2016
600m Rebecca O'Hara   Tonbridge AC 1:40.9 2011
800m Lily Slack   Tonbridge AC 2:22.0 2019
1000m Sabrina Sinha   Cambridge Harriers 3:09.4 2011
Alessia Russo   Tonbridge AC 3:09.4 2011
1200m Ellie Dolby   Blackheath and Bromley H. AC 3:49.7 2016
70m Hurdles Annie Waghorn   Medway and Maidstone AC 11.5 2006
Emily Kerr   Blackheath and Bromley H. AC 11.5 2017
1000m Walk Ava Chappell   Ashford AC 4:59.8 2022
1200m Walk Heather Butcher   Cambridge Harriers 6:20.2 2010
2000m Walk Keshisha Chin   Tonbridge AC 11:45.9 2004
High Jump Alessia Scala   Blackheath and Bromley H. AC 1.57 2023
Long Jump Akeiyla Robinson-Pascal   Blackheath and Bromley H. AC 4.95 2016
Shot Emilia Adese   Blackheath and Bromley H. AC 10.51 2022
Discus Gemma Brown   Dartford Harriers 31.16 2008
Hammer Lily Murray   Thanet AC 45.10 2017
Javelin Lucinda White   Tonbridge AC 35.24 2017
4x100m S. Duffy, L. Noel,    Blackheath and Bromley H. AC 54.4 2006
C. Lyston, A. Jacobs         
D. Asher-Smith, S. Hylton,    Blackheath and Bromley H. AC 54.4 2008
C. Hylton, A. Hurlock         
S. Kerr, R. Rennie,   Blackheath and Bromley H. AC 54.4 2017
G. Sullivan, E. Kerr        
3x800m C. Yeatman, A. Rojo-Thigo, D. Lester   Cambridge Harriers 8:28.3 2022
rev Aug 2023          


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