Kent Young Athletes League
This is very much a local (Kent) competition for Under 13 and 15 boys and girls. This league is set up to introduce children to competitive athletics.
This league is regarded as a development area of competition but nevertheless does present some strong opposition which helps all our young athletes to work towards their personal goals. Although this is a team competition, there are opportunities for athletes to take part in non-scoring events. We don’t prioritise the best athletes in all events to get maximum points. The Club encourages athletes to have a go at a variety of events. We endeavour to offer training and advice when new events are being tackled for the first time. Arrangements for training sessions are displayed adjacent to our reception, our website and on notice boards, as well as via the coaches themselves.
As the venues are fairly local, the Club relies on parent’s help with transport for most fixtures in order to keep transport costs down.
Role of Team Managers
Team managers are listed below. Each Team Manager will ensure that athletes are aware of transport arrangements, timetables and the wearing of club colours. Each athlete must wear their Club vest to identify them (the Team Manager does have some spares but please do not rely on this) and each athlete has to wear bib numbers or letters which identify the Club.
These numbers or letters are issued by the Team Managers/Captains either before the meeting or on arrival at the meeting and are affixed to the athlete’s club vest using safety pins. Although the Team Managers have a supply of safety pins, some parents prefer to supply their own. The Club has a pergola and an AAC banner where the Team Managers will be based for the meetings. Please make sure that you check in with them when you arrive at the meetings if you have not travelled there on a coach provided by the club. Please also advise a team manager before you depart.
Records Galore in Gillingham
Posted: 9th Aug 2017 by Lewis Smith
AAC athletes Kristian Samwell-Nash and Libby Turbutt finished the final KYAL match of the season in style. The pair managed to break three records between them, something that appears to be quite a common. . . full report
KYAL Match 3 Results
Posted: 7th Jul 2017 by Lewis Smith
The U13/U15 Ashford team took fifth place, out of eight teams, at the third KYAL match being held at the Julie Rose Stadium on the 2nd of July. There were 51 PB's, as well as a new U15M 300m Club Record. . . full report