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KENT COUNTY DISABLED ATHLETES

Last amended at 01 September 2013

 

Disability Athletics Factsheet Classification

Information and advice on Disability Terminology

 

KCAA and its associated clubs welcome the opportunity to provide disabled athletes; coaching, development & 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 www.englandathletics.org/disabledathleteinfo

As a county we aim to provide one or two specific events in each of our championship meetings, details of which can be found on the fixtures page of the KCAA webpage.

As there are large variation of classifications and events for disabled athletes we may not have planned something for you, if so please contact Clare Capon (our Track & Field Secretary) on  so that we know of what you are looking for and we can look at providing something, as the events we provide are very much needs driven.

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: classification@uka.org.uk

For classification for athletes with an intellectual impairment please visit: www.uksportsassociation.org/athlete_classification

For classification for athletes with a visual impairment please visit: www.britishblindsport.org.uk

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 office@ukds.org.uk

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.


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