an Athlete in Kent
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Competing as an Athlete in Kent.
All competitions are
held under the rules of UKA and
where appropriate any associated governing body
and such local rules or guidelines as KCAA
Executive may determine.
Championships are open to Kent qualified persons as
defined by the UKA and will be stated on the entry
The KCAA general area of responsibility is defined as
being considerably wider than the current
geographical county of Kent. Broadly speaking the inner
London Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham and the outer Boroughs of Bexley
and Bromley are also included.
Veteran ages are taken as on day of competition; Under
20’s as at midnight of 31st
December but for all others ages are as at midnight 31st August/1st
September following event and additionally an u13 shall additionally be
defined as: Under 13 but over 10 years old.
All KCAA Fixtures (including Leagues) are published on
the fixture page of the
KCAA website. Entry forms (for download) and
access to online entry systems will be found on the event page (i.e. Cross
Country) of the KCAA website.
KCAA will treat the information given on the entry form
in total confidence (except as required by law) and store it in full
accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
It will be kept so that we can provide you with the
information and services that best match your requirements and preferences.
Your details will only be made known to others outside of
KCAA where we use, or collaborate with, other meeting providers to run
competitions or where we are required to provide or check it (i.e. athlete
registration) with UKA or England Athletics. A
duty of confidentiality will be required of such
people and organisations.
We may take videos and photographs at our meetings, and
entry into the competition signifies agreement that these may appear on our
web site or in other materials produced by KCAA, or by other organisations
similar to KCAA to whom express permission to use the videos
/ photographs has been granted.
Competing as an Athlete in
information about athlete registration
Coinciding with the start of the new track and field
season, the latest version of the UKA Rules for
Competition 2016 are to be launched
on April 1st and UKA have
announced information on the updates that will be included.
These include important changes regarding
compulsory athlete registration in competitions held
under UKA Rules. It is important that
athletes, club membership secretaries, team managers and others are aware of
this and the associated guidance.
To help support those who are affected by different
aspects of registration rules we have put together advice for:
Event organisers - please
While athlete registration has been a part of the rules
of the sport for a number of years these changes mean it is essential that
athletes are registered and aware of their registration details.
We recommend you make yourself familiar with the
information that is relevant to you and, where appropriate, draw the
attention of others to the information that is relevant to them.
You can read UKA’s announcement at
While road runners will still be able to compete
unattached, athletes, who wish to represent their club (and claim the
registered athlete discount on entry fees) in road running events, will need
to be registered.
Checks on registration
The existing rule already stated that athletes “should”
be registered and over the past few years England Athletics has worked with
a number of major competition providers to carry out registration checks at
point of entry and after events. The number of unregistered athletes has
been low and decreasing. There are also competition organisers who have
already been carrying out their own checks on athlete registration.
We have already spoken to a number of major competition
providers and will continue to approach others over the coming weeks and
months. Random checks will also be carried out.
Checks on an athlete’s registration status can be made at
Competition providers can also upload spreadsheets of entrant/ competitor
details for automated checks.