at 01 January 2019
Disability Athletics Factsheet
Information and advice on
KCAA and its associated clubs welcome the opportunity to provide disabled
athletes; coaching, development & quality competition within the County.
If you are a new athlete looking for a club the KCAA website page “Affiliated Clubs” will provide details of a club near you or you can register
your details at the England Athletics website which will provide details of
local clubs with coaching & facilities for particular disabilities
Athletes with a disability
may compete in any KCAA championships event whenever possible. You will be
eligible for medals & recognition will be as if competing in a specific
event under IPC rules. If there are specific requirements to compete (i.e.
tie down / wheelchair / etc.) please contact the Entry Secretary to check if
this is possible or not. A list of all of our fixtures can be found on the
of the KCAA webpage.
To compete at County level or above you will need to have a
“classification”; this is a process that tries to make a level playing field
no matter what the level of disability you have.
For classification for athletes with a physical impairment and general
classification enquires please contact:
For classification for athletes with an intellectual impairment please
For classification for athletes with a visual impairment please visit:
There is no Paralympic pathway for deaf athletes but other international
pathways do exist. To compete as a deaf athlete, athletes need to complete
an audiogram form which can be done by contacting
As more information become available it will be added to this page of the
KCAA website; as a start we have attached a
downloadable form which you would need to complete if you needed help in
setting your blocks.
All that is left to say is good luck and we look forward to seeing you at a
meeting in Kent soon.