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The 2023 Kent Schools' Athletic Association's Track & Field Championship will be held on Saturday 10th June 2023.
This page is primarily an information source for pupils at secondary schools in the Thanet District and their parents and teachers. It may prove useful for people in other districts too, but is not intended to replace the official website or the facebook group of the Kent Schools' Athletic Association.
The list of pupils entered to run for Thanet District at the Kent Secondary Schools' Track & Field Championship on 10th June 2023 is below:
YEAR 7 BOYS
YEAR 7 GIRLS
JUNIOR BOYS (Y8 & Y9)
JUNIOR GIRLS (Y8 & Y9)
INTERMEDIATE BOYS (Y10 & Y11)
INTERMEDIATE GIRLS (Y10 & Y11)
No additions or replacements are permitted - entries closed in the second week of May 2023.
Many thanks to those parents who notified me of spelling errors and non-availability to compete.
Dates -The KSAA Track & Field Championship traditionally takes place on a Saturday in mid- to late June. It is usually four weeks after the Kent Championship (contested by club runners.) This year's date has now been confirmed as Saturday 10th June 2023
Venues -The event has usually taken place in recent years at the Julie Rose Stadium (Willesborough Rd, Kennington, Ashford TN24 9QX). As that track was being resurfaced during the spring and summer of 2022, the competition was switched to Medway Park (Mill Rd, Gillingham ME7 1HF). Medway Park will once again host the 2023 competition
How to Enter -Anyone interested in taking part should speak to their school PE teacher. Pupils are entered by their school's PE Department via the District Coordinator. An individual pupil may be entered for no more than two events. There are no relay races.
Age Groups -The age categories are Year 7, Juniors (Y8 and Y9) and Intermediates (Y10 and Y11). There are no events for Seniors (Y12 and Y13) apart from Steeplechases and Race Walks.
Selection - A school may enter as many pupils as they wish and there is no limit to the number of athletes a district may select in any particular event. However, all athletes are expected to be capable of attaining the English Schools' Athletic Association (ESAA)
Kit - Spikes may be worn but must be no longer than 6mm in length. Athletes are representing both their own school and their school district, so will usually wear a school sports top. A few districts have their own sponsored kit, which all their competitors wear. Club vests may also be worn, but crop tops are not permitted.
Events - There is a limited range of events for Year 7 athletes. (Currently, these are 100m, 800m, Long Jump, Shot and Javelin.) For older pupils, a full range of track and field disciplines is offered. Exceptions are multi-events (Pentathlon, Decathlon etc, which have their own separate championship competitions). There are no Relay events.
Kent Selection - The first- and second-placed finishers in each event (Juniors and Intermediates only) are usually selected to represent Kent Schools at an Inter-Counties competition. This year's is at Basingstoke on Saturday 17th June 2023, hosted by Hampshire Schools.
English Schools - A maximum of 70 athletes are selected to represent Kent at the English Schools' Championship. Selection is based on performances at the Kent Schools' Championship and Schools' Inter-Counties, as well as certain club events (currently the Kent Championship and South of England Championship.)
The 2023 English Schools' Championship is to be held at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, over the weekend of 30th July and 1st August. Those selected to represent Kent Schools will travel together as a squad on Friday 29th June.
2023 Medway Park, Gillingham
2022 Medway Park, Gillingham
2021 Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford
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2019 Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford
2018 Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford
2017 Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford
2016 Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford
2015 Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford
2014 Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford
2013 Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford
2012 Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford
2011 Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford
2010 Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford