Competing as an Athlete in Kent

Last amended at 02-03-16

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 form.


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 England.


Important 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 see www.englandathletics.org/event-registration

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 www.britishathletics.org.uk/media/news/2016-news-page/february-2016/08-02-16-rule-book-update.


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 www.englandathletics.org/licencechecks. Competition providers can also upload spreadsheets of entrant/ competitor details for automated checks.  


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