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County Teams & Selections


Representing Kent Track & Field      
Kent AA selection criteria for both Males & Females
  Every summer Kent AA sends Teams to Regional and National Inter-County T&F fixtures  
1 Regional Single day fixtures for each age group  -  both genders at the same venue
2 National A two-day fixture normally early August  -  both genders at the same venue
Kent Qualification                        
Membership of a Kent AA registered club does not mean you are automatically eligible to compete for Kent AA
To compete for Kent AA you either have to have been born in Kent OR been permanently resident in Kent for
at least 9 months prior to the date of competition
  at least 9 months prior to the date of competition
UK National Inter-Counties (CAU) Seniors, Vets and u20        
No pre-selection and no designated qualifying competitions
Selection from Seniors, Vets and u20 who are significantly close to CAU standard in current or in previous season
List of Kent candidates is published and updated on Kent AA website and comprises only those who confirm availability
Next CAU UK National Inter-Counties Track & Field Bedford   30 & 31 July 2016  
2016 UK Inter-Counties T&F  - TEAM SHEET   Directions Timetable  
                        2016 UK Inter-Counties T&F  -  RESULTS  
                          2016 UK Inter-Counties T&F  -  PHOTO GALLERY 
Regional Inter-Counties u13 only              
No designated selection events
Selection based on P-of-10 rankings of performances in Kent Young Athletes League and in UK Development League
Names of Selected athletes and Reserves are published 4 weeks before the Inter-Counties
If a selected athlete withdraws, Reserves are contacted in merit order
Head-to-head results in the same season as the Inter-Counties will help decide between athletes of similar standard 
Kent colours - vests and shorts                  
Vests either you borrow a used Kent vest for the day from the Team Manager    
  or you order and buy your own brand new Kent vest - use this link County Colours  
Shorts There is no red, pink, apricot etc in Kent colours - blue or black shorts without patterns or stripes
Next u13 Regional Inter-Counties T & F     Kingsmeadow Sunday 31 July 2016    
  2016 TEAM SHEET   u13     Directions Timetable   RESULTS PHOTO GALLERY
Regional Inter-Counties All age groups except u13        
No pre-selection  -  you either compete in designated selection events or you apply for wildcard nomination
designated qualifying competition - Kent T&F Championships in the same season as the Inter-Counties
Where Main Kent championships (May) are not at Inter-County specifications, Selectors consider suitable alternatives
-- 3,000m selections from performance at Kent 3,000m T&F Championships in the same season as Inter-Counties
-- Steeplechase - if Kent Championship not at Inter-County distance then current season best as listed on P-of-10
-- 4 x 400 Relay - from pool of finalists with minimum Grade 3 on day of Main Kent Championships in May
-- 4 x 100 Sprint Relay -  Kent club relay team with season best in current season as listed on P-of-10 rankings
  NB - 4 x 100 Sprint Relay selection - all 4 club sprinters must be Kent qualified as in "Kent qualification" above
Head-to-head results in the same season as the Inter-Counties will help decide between athletes of similar standard 
Absentees from designated qualifiers            
These athletes may apply for "wildcard consideration" by giving good reason for missing the designated qualifier 
competing in National or International T&F championships on same day as Kent T&F Championships is good reason…
competing in other events on the same day as Kent T&F Championships - either on track or other - is not good reason
Wildcard applicants must match or better the season's best of this year's 6th Kent Championship finalist
Wildcard nominations are accepted only for athletes who prove form in the season in question and confirm genuine
availability - the published list of candidates will not include long-term sick or long-term injured athletes
Acceptance of a Wildcard application does not mean selection - it means you join the pool of those being considered
Head-to-head results between Kent rivals will help decide between athletes of similar standard 
Automatic selection                    
Kent T&F Champion at Inter-County distance or event gains automatic selection provided minimum National Grade 3
was achieved on the day of the Kent Championships
Selection of 2nd string                     
If two athletes are required for an event, the 2nd Kent selection is from a pool comprising the top six Kent AA finalists
plus accepted wildcard applicants
Reserves              
Candidates are from a pool of the top six Kent AA finalists plus accepted wildcard applicants
Reserves are ranked based on performance in the designated competition in the same season of the Inter-counties
Kent Reserves are not required to travel
Age group criteria                      
Senior Team u20s with Senior Grade 3 this season considered for Senior Inter-Counties if no qualified Senior is available
u20 Team u17s with u20 Grade 3 are considered for u20 Inter-Counties only if no qualified u20 is available
u17 Team for u17 athletes only  ie. no u15 or younger
u15 Team for u15 athletes only  ie. no u13
u13 Team for u13 athletes only
Selection procedures                          
Selection is made only from qualified athletes who confirm availability by the advertised deadline
The week after the Kent Championships a list of candidates for each age group is published in merit order (not u13)
…. before selections are published, absence is labelled "unavailable"
…. after selections are published, absence is labelled "withdrawn"
Four (4) weeks before the Intercounty match, selections are published with Reserves listed in order of merit
When selected athletes withdraw, Reserves are called up in merit order
NB on Inter-County day  NS + NE (No Show + No Explanation)  =  NKS NTS  (No Kent Selection Next Two Seasons)
Kent colours - vests and shorts                  
Vests either you borrow a used Kent vest for the day from the Team Manager    
  or you order and buy your own brand new Kent vest - use this link County Colours  
Shorts There is no red, pink, apricot etc in Kent colours - blue or black shorts without patterns or stripes
Availability Forms                    
Paper Forms Regional Availability Forms are handed out to top 6 finishers in Kent Championships
      forms are to be handed to (or posted to) Kent Selectors by the advertised deadline
online forms Availability forms are linked to online entry forms for Kent T&F Championships
      Availability forms are linked to online entry forms for Kent T&F Championships
NB completed Availability Form is not guarantee of discretionary selection - but NO FORM  =  NO CONSIDERATION
Next Regional Inter-Counties      
Seniors   Sunday 10 Jul 16 Basingstoke 2016 TEAM SHEET - Seniors RESULTS PHOTO GALLERY
u17   Sunday 17 Jul 16 Bromley 2016 TEAM SHEET - u17 RESULTS PHOTO GALLERY
u15 & u20 Sunday 21 Aug 16 Horspath 2016 TEAM SHEET - u15 RESULTS PHOTO GALLERY
2016 TEAM SHEET - u20 RESULTS PHOTO GALLERY
                                   
General enquiries re. Kent Selection Selectors Kent AA Teams    
T&F Archive for 2011                      
2011   Senior CAU Inter-Counties (Bedford)   - RESULTS   2011   Senior CAU Inter-Counties (Bedford)    - PHOTO GALLERY
2011  Senior InterCounty (Abingdon)              - RESULTS   2011  Senior  InterCounty (Abingdon)              - PHOTO GALLERY
2011   u-20   InterCounty (Abingdon)              - RESULTS   2011   u-20    InterCounty (Abingdon)              - PHOTO GALLERY
2011   u-17   InterCounty (Kingsmeadow)      - RESULTS   2011   u-17    InterCounty (Kingsmeadow)      - PHOTO GALLERY
2011   u-15   InterCounty (Abingdon)              - RESULTS   2011   u-15    InterCounty (Abingdon)              - PHOTO GALLERY
2011   u-13   InterCounty (Kingsmeadow)      - RESULTS   2011   u-13    InterCounty (Kingsmeadow)      - PHOTO GALLERY
T&F Archive for 2012                      
2012   Senior CAU Inter-Counties (Bedford)   - RESULTS   2012   Senior CAU Inter-Counties (Bedford)    - PHOTO GALLERY
2012   Senior InterCounty (Abingdon)             - RESULTS   2012   Senior InterCounty (Abingdon)             - PHOTO GALLERY
2012   u-20    InterCounty (Hendon)                - RESULTS   2012   u-20    InterCounty (Hendon)                 - PHOTO GALLERY
2012   u-17    InterCounty (Kingsmeadow)      - RESULTS   2012   u-17    InterCounty (Kingsmeadow)      - PHOTO GALLERY
2012   u-15    InterCounty (Hendon)                - RESULTS   2012   u-15    InterCounty (Hendon)                 - PHOTO GALLERY
2012   u-13    InterCounty (Kingsmeadow)     - RESULTS   2012   u-13    InterCounty (Kingsmeadow)      - PHOTO GALLERY
T&F Archive for 2013                      
2013   Senior CAU Inter-Counties (Bedford)  - RESULTS   2013   Senior CAU Inter-Counties (Bedford)   - PHOTO GALLERY
2013  Senior InterCounty (Abingdon)             - RESULTS   2013  Senior InterCounty (Mile End)               - PHOTO GALLERY
2013   u-20   InterCounty (Hendon)                - RESULTS   2013   u-20   InterCounty (Hendon)                - PHOTO GALLERY
2013   u-17   InterCounty (Portsmouth)         - Cancelled   2013   u-17   InterCounty (Portsmouth)         - Cancelled
2013   u-15   InterCounty (Hendon)                - RESULTS   2013   u-15   InterCounty (Hendon)                - PHOTO GALLERY
2013   u-13   InterCounty (Kingsmeadow)      - RESULTS   2013   u-13   InterCounty (Kingsmeadow)      - PHOTO GALLERY
T&F Archive for 2014                      
2014   Senior CAU Inter-Counties (Bedford)   - RESULTS   2014   Senior CAU Inter-Counties (Bedford)    - PHOTO GALLERY
2014   Senior InterCounty (Mile End)              - RESULTS   2014   Senior InterCounty (Mile End)              - PHOTO GALLERY
2014   u-20    InterCounty (Hendon)                - RESULTS   2014   u-20    InterCounty (Hendon)                - PHOTO GALLERY
2014   u-17    InterCounty (Portsmouth)         - RESULTS   2014   u-17    InterCounty (Portsmouth)         - PHOTO GALLERY
2014   u-15    InterCounty (Hendon)                - RESULTS   2014   u-15    InterCounty (Hendon)                - PHOTO GALLERY
2014   u-13    InterCounty (Kingsmeadow)     - RESULTS   2014   u-13    InterCounty (Kingsmeadow)      - PHOTO GALLERY
T&F Archive for 2015                      
2015   Senior CAU Inter-Counties (Bedford)  - RESULTS   2015   Senior CAU Inter-Counties (Bedford)   - PHOTO GALLERY
2015   Senior InterCounty (Crawley)               - RESULTS   2015   Senior InterCounty (Crawley)               - PHOTO GALLERY
2015   u-20   InterCounty (Hendon)                - RESULTS   2015   u-20   InterCounty (Hendon)                - PHOTO GALLERY
2015   u-17   InterCounty (Little Marlow)      - RESULTS   2015   u-17   InterCounty (Little Marlow)      - PHOTO GALLERY
2015   u-15   InterCounty (Hendon)                - RESULTS   2015   u-15   InterCounty (Hendon)                - PHOTO GALLERY
2015   u-13   InterCounty (Kingsmeadow)     - RESULTS   2015   u-13   InterCounty (Kingsmeadow)     - PHOTO GALLERY
T&F Archive for 2016                      
2016   Senior CAU Inter-Counties (Bedford)  - RESULTS   2016   Senior CAU Inter-Counties (Bedford)   - PHOTO GALLERY
2016  Senior InterCounty (Basingstoke)         - RESULTS   2016   Senior InterCounty (Basingstoke)         - PHOTO GALLERY
2016   u-20   InterCounty (Horspath)             - RESULTS   2016   u-20   InterCounty  (Horspath)             - PHOTO GALLERY
2016   u-17   InterCounty (Bromley)               - RESULTS   2016   u-17   InterCounty (Bromley)                - PHOTO GALLERY
2016   u-15   InterCounty (Horspath)             - RESULTS   2016   u-15   InterCounty (Horspath)              - PHOTO GALLERY
2016   u-13   InterCounty (Kingsmeadow)     - RESULTS   2016   u-13   InterCounty (Kingsmeadow)      - PHOTO GALLERY

 


Representing Kent ROAD      
Kent AA selection criteria for both Males & Females
Kent Qualification                        
Membership of a Kent AA registered club does not mean you are automatically eligible to compete for Kent AA
To compete for Kent AA you either have to have been born in Kent OR been permanently resident in Kent for
at least 9 months prior to the date of competition
General selection criteria for 2016 only            
No pre-selection  -  either you competed in relevant distances in 2015  or you apply for wildcard nomination giving reasons for non-cometition on road in 2015
races that are at similar distance to, and in the season of, the Inter-counties race will be considered pending their conversion to predicted race times at the Inter-County distance
Automatic selection is awarded to the reigning Kent champion at the distance of the Inter-Counties race in the season of the Inter-counties
The published list of candidates for discretionary selection is based on performances in relevant races in the
  season of the Inter-counties race and includes those who are accepted as wildcard nominations
Wildcard nomination accepted for athletes who prove form in the season in question at or near Inter-County distance
  and are available - the published list of candidates will not include long-term sick or long-term injured athletes
Head-to-head results between Kent rivals will help decide between athletes of similar standard 
General selection criteria from 2017 onwards            
No pre-selection  -  either you compete in designated selection races or you apply for wildcard nomination
Designated selection races are at similar distance to, and in the season of, the Inter-counties race
Automatic selection is based only on performances in designated selection races in the season of the Inter-counties
The published list of candidates for discretionary selection is based on performances in designated races in the
  season of the Inter-counties race and includes those who are accepted as wildcard nominations
Wildcard nominations accepted only for athletes who prove form in the season in question at Inter-County distance
  and are available - the published list of candidates will not include long-term sick or long-term injured athletes
Head-to-head results between Kent rivals will help decide between athletes of similar standard 
  Athletes are selected to represent Kent strictly in their own age group, except veterans who are classed as Seniors
Selection procedures                          
1 One week after the last designated race, a list of candidates for each Inter-Counties fixture is published in merit order
2 Selection is only from qualified athletes who confirm availability by the advertised selection deadline
3 Reserves are ranked in merit order depending on performances in designated races in the season of the Inter-counties
  - before selections are published, absence is labelled "unavailable"
  - after selections are published, absence is labelled "withdrawn"
4 When a selected athlete withdraws, Reserves are called up in merit order
5 The published merit order is the order the Kent Team will line-up in the start pen of that Inter-County XC race
NB on race day  NS + NE (No Show + No Explanation)  =  NKS NTS  (No Kent Selection Next Two Seasons)
Kent colours - vests and shorts                  
Vests Borrowed… either you borrow and return a used Kent vest from the Team Manager on the day
    New………… or you order and buy your own brand new Kent vest - use this link County Colours
Shorts There is no red, pink, apricot etc in Kent colours - blue or black shorts without patterns or stripes
                                 
Regional Inter-Counties on Road          
Designated selection races                    
Designated qualifying race(s) are In the same calendar year, and up to one calendar year before, the Inter-Counties  
Non-qualifying races - Park Runs, Road Relays,  XC races,  Kent Fitness League,  Schools Races,  track races
Automatic selection                    
The reigning Kent County champion at the Inter-County race distance qualifies automatically to represent Kent at that Inter-County distance
Discretionary selections                    
Selection for each age group Team is from a pool of athletes who (either as club team members or as unattached individuals) finish in top 20 in any of the designated Road races of that season and also any absentees who request consideration as a wildcard nomination
Wildcard nominations                    
For absentees in the designated qualifying race,  consideration for wildcard nomination depends on significant completion of races that are higher than county standard... are at Inter-County race distance and... are in the season of the Inter-County race
Requests to be considered for wildcard nomination must be submitted to Selectors by the declared deadline
Head-to-head results between Kent rivals will help decide between athletes of similar standard 
Selection procedure for Regional Inter-Counties XC
Nominations -  One week after Kent League race 3, Selectors publish 16 nominations in each age group and gender
            and in merit order, based on performances in the 3 designated races
        -  Only athletes who confirm definite availability are included in the list of candidates
Selections -  At the end of November 12 names in each age group are declared as 8 runners plus 4 reserves
Reserves -  When selected athletes withdraw, Reserves are called up in merit order
        -  Kent Reserves are not required to travel  
Regional Inter-Counties ROAD Loughton Essex   Sunday 06 March 2016
SENIORS Males and Females 2016 Regional Inter-County ROAD - TEAM SHEET
  Timetable Directions     2016 Regional Inter-County ROAD - RESULTS
                    2016 Regional Inter-County ROAD - PHOTO GALLERY
                                   
  General enquiries re. Kent Selection Selectors Kent AA Teams Please put your name in the subject title
ROAD Archive 2016            
2016  Regional Inter-County ROAD (Essex)  - RESULTS   2016  Regional Inter-County ROAD (Essex)  -  PHOTO GALLERY
ROAD Archive  2017            
2017  Regional Inter-County ROAD  - RESULTS   2017Regional Inter-County ROAD  -  PHOTO GALLERY
                                   

 


Representing Kent Cross-Country      
Kent AA selection criteria for both Males & Females
  Every winter Kent AA sends Teams to TWO Inter-County XC fixtures  
1 Regional Inter-Counties before Christmas (mid-December) Fem - ALL 5  age groups M - u13  u15  u17
2 National Inter-Counties after Christmas    (usually March) u13  u15  u17  u20  SENIORS  -  both genders
Kent Qualification                        
Membership of a Kent AA registered club does not mean you are automatically eligible to compete for Kent AA
To compete for Kent AA you either have to have been born in Kent OR been permanently resident in Kent for
at least 9 months prior to the date of competition
General selection criteria                      
No pre-selection  -  either you compete in designated selection races or you apply for wildcard nomination
Designated selection races are at similar distance to, and in the season of, the Inter-counties race
Automatic selection is based only on performances in designated selection races in the season of the Inter-counties
The published list of candidates for discretionary selection is based on performances in designated races in the
season of the Inter-counties race and includes those who are accepted as wildcard nominations
Wildcard nominations accepted only for athletes who prove form in the season in question at Inter-County distance
and are available - the published list of candidates will not include long-term sick or long-term injured athletes
Head-to-head results between Kent rivals will help decide between athletes of similar standard 
Age group criteria                      
Athletes are selected to represent Kent strictly in their own age group, except veterans who are classed as Seniors
Selection procedures                          
1 One week after the last designated race, a list of candidates for each Inter-Counties fixture is published in merit order
2 Selection is only from qualified athletes who confirm availability by the advertised selection deadline
3 Reserves are ranked in merit order depending on performances in designated races in the season of the Inter-counties
- before selections are published, absence is labelled "unavailable"
- after selections are published, absence is labelled "withdrawn"
4 When a selected athlete withdraws, Reserves are called up in merit order
5 The published merit order is the order the Kent Team will line-up in the start pen of that Inter-County XC race
NB on race day  NS + NE (No Show + No Explanation)  =  NKS NTS  (No Kent Selection Next Two Seasons)
Kent colours - vests and shorts                  
Vests Borrowed… either you borrow and return a used Kent vest from the Team Manager on the day
  New………… or you order and buy your own brand new Kent vest - use this link County Colours
Shorts There is no red, pink, apricot etc in Kent colours - blue or black shorts without patterns or stripes
                                 
SEAA Regional Inter-Counties XC          
Mid-December each participating County takes turns to host the event    
Female Teams u13   u15   u17   u20   SENIOR    
Male Teams u13   u15   u17    
On race day,  EIGHT Kent runners per age group actually run        
Kent Reserves are not required to travel        
Designated selection races  (3)                    
In the same season as Inter-Counties, the first 3 Kent XC League races before the entry deadline in November
Non-qualifying races - Park Runs,  XC relays,  all road races,  Kent Fitness League,  Schools Races,  track races
Automatic selection                    
There is no automatic Regional selection for u20s because, as individuals, u20s may choose to race Kent XC League either with u17s (ie. short of u20 distances) or with Seniors (ie. longer than u20 distances) - statistics show that u20s who race Senior Kent XC League fare better in Regional Inter-County races than those who race race only u17 distances
In all other age groups finishing either for a club team or as an unattached individual in the first three (3) in at least TWO Kent League XC Races in the same season as the Regional Inter-Counties qualifies for automatic selection for the Regional Inter-Counties - for this purpose all Vets are considered as Seniors
Discretionary selections                    
Selection for each age group Team is from a pool of athletes who (either as club team members or as unattached individuals) finish in top 20 in at least TWO of the THREE designated Kent XC League races of that season and also any Kent XC League absentees who requests consideration as a wildcard nomination
Wildcard nominations                    
For Kent XC League absentees,  consideration for wildcard nomination depends on significant completion of races that are higher than county standard and are at Inter-County race distance and in the season of the Inter-County race
are higher than county standard... are at Inter-County race distance and... are in the season of the Inter-County race
Requests to be considered for wildcard nomination must be submitted to Selectors by the declared deadline
Head-to-head results between Kent rivals will help decide between athletes of similar standard 
Selection procedure for Regional Inter-Counties XC
Nominations -  One week after Kent League race 3, Selectors publish 16 nominations in each age group and gender
          and in merit order, based on performances in the 3 designated races
      -  Only athletes who confirm definite availability are included in the list of candidates
Selections -  At the end of November 12 names in each age group are declared as 8 runners plus 4 reserves
Reserves -  When selected athletes withdraw, Reserves are called up in merit order
      -  Kent Reserves are not required to travel  
Availability Forms                    
Paper Forms Regional Availability Forms are handed out to top 20 finishers of the 3rd Kent XC League race - those
  forms are to be handed to (or posted to) Kent Selectors by the advertised deadline
online forms Kent AA website - COUNTY TEAMS / find fixture details then click link to Regional Availability Form
NB completed Availability Form is not guarantee of discretionary selection - but NO FORM  =  NO CONSIDERATION
                                 
Regional Inter-Counties Cross-country  Biggleswade   Saturday 12 December 2015
MALES u13   u15   u17 2015 Regional Inter-County XC - AVAILABILITY FORM (All ages)
FEMALES u13   u15   u17   u20   Senior 2015 Regional Inter-County XC - TEAM SHEET
  Timetable Directions     2015 Regional Inter-County XC - RESULTS
                    2015 Regional Inter-County XC - PHOTO GALLERY
                                   
UK National Inter-Counties Cross-country  (CAU)    
Normally in mid-March                    
u13   u15   u17   u20   SENIORS  -  both genders          
On race day,  EIGHT Kent runners per age group actually run (NINE in Senior races)
Kent Reserves are not required to travel        
Designated selection races  (2)                    
The Kent XC Championships AND the Southern XC Championships in the same season as the CAU Inter-Counties
NB If the Kent XC Championships are NOT Inter-County distance then the finishing order in the Southern XC applies
  Non-qualifying races - Park Runs, XC relays, all road races, Kent Fitness League, Schools Races, track races
Team requirements                    
All Kent XC teams comprise a range of automatic selections + discretionary selections
Seniors 15 Kent nominations NINE    (9) to run 6 named reserves  
u13  u15  u17  u20 12 Kent nominations EIGHT  (8) to run 4 named reserves  
Kent selections and reserves are published in merit order
Reserves are not required to travel
Automatic selection                        
The only way to be awarded automatic Kent selection is to contest Kent XC Championships regardless of distance
Athletes may qualifiy for automatic selection only within their own age group
If the Kent XC Championships are at CAU Inter-County distance then finishing in the first four (4) in the same season as the CAU Inter-Counties qualifies for automatic selection for the CAU Inter-Counties
 
If the Kent XC Championships are not at CAU Inter-County distance then only the County XC champion in the same season as the CAU Inter-Counties qualifies for automatic selection for the CAU Inter-Counties
 
If any automatically selected athlete declares themselves unavailable for Kent selection, OR if they do not confirm availability within 24 hours of the Kent XC Championships, their automatic place is offered to the next available highest finisher in that same Kent AA Championship race
 
Automatically selected athletes do not need to compete in the Southern XC Championships
Discretionary selections                      
Only athletes who declare availability by the Selectors' deadline will be considered for discretionary selection
To be considered you must have completed either or both designated races else apply for consideration as a wildcard
Head-to-head results between Kent rivals will help decide between athletes of similar standard 
If the Kent XC Championships are at Inter-County distance, discretionary selection pool will consist of the top 20 Kent
  athletes in both the Kent Championships as well as the Southern XC Championships in the same season as 
  the Inter-Counties XC plus any accepted wildcard applicant
If the Kent XC Championships are not at Inter-County distance, discretionary selection will come from the top 20
  Kent finishers in the Southern XC Championships plus up to five accepted wildcard nominations
Absentees from the Kent XC Championships seeking wildcard nomination must confirm availability within one week
  of the Kent XC Championships                    
NB completed Availability Form is not guarantee of discretionary selection - but NO FORM  =  NO CONSIDERATION
Wildcard nominations                      
For Kent XC Championships absentees, consideration for wildcard nomination depends on significant completion of races
that are higher than county standard, are at Inter-County race distance and are in the season of the Inter-County race
Requests to be considered for wildcard nomination must be submitted to Selectors by the declared deadline
Head-to-head results between Kent rivals will help decide between athletes of similar standard 
Selection procedure for CAU Inter-Counties XC
Nominations -  One week after the Kent XC Championships Kent Selectors publish a list of candidates in merit order
            (including wildcard applicants) showing who is available for CAU Inter-Counties
Selections -  One week after the Southern XC the list of selected runners and reserves is published in merit order
            based on performances in both designated races
Reserves -  When selected athletes withdraw, Reserves are called up in merit order
        -  Kent Reserves are not required to travel
                                 
On the day of Kent XC Championships                
In each age group, the first 20 finishers (25 in Seniors) are ALL asked to complete an Availability Form in order for Selectors to determine availability for automatic selection and also for discretionary selection
 
Athletes given the National Inter-Counties XC Availability Form at the Kent XC Championships have one week to hand it in to Selectors - failure to do so will be deemed to be a declaration of non-availability
 
If you miss Kent XC Championships                
Give/post a completed Availability Form - either paper form or online form - to the Selectors by the first Saturday
after the Kent XC Championships  -  to find the online form, scroll down this page to the fixture details
 
  NB completed Availability Form is not guarantee of discretionary selection - but NO FORM  =  NO CONSIDERATION
Selected athletes, including reserves, are informed direct - Team Sheet including named reserves put on Kent AA website
CAU UK National Inter-Counties Cross-country  Birmingham   6 March 2016
MALES u13   u15   u17   u20   Senior 2016 UK Inter-Counties XC  -  AVAILABILITY FORM  (ALL ages)
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County Colours

Athletes selected to represent Kent at inter county & national competitions are entitled to wear “county colours” (County vest) which they are able to buy, once awarded athletes can wear them when competing at other meetings, providing the rules of that meeting allow it. For those not wishing to buy a small supply will be available to borrow on the day from one of the Team Managers.

Jenny Brown, an athlete herself, provides these on behalf of KCAA from “Runners Retreat” and they can be ordered direct from her by following this link: http://www.runnersretreat.biz/category.asp?ID=216

As well as county vests, conventional & crop top there are also T Shirts, Polo shirts Sweat shirts & Hoddies to both keep you warm and show off your county affiliation with pride.

For any enquiries about your order please contact Jenny on jenny@runnersretreat.biz but for other team selection issues please contact teammanagement@kcaa.org.uk  12-03-14


KCAA Travel & Expenses Policy

KCAA Travel & Expenses Policy

(Agreed by the KCAA Executive in October 2015)

 

(KCAA is a volunteer organisation and payment of travel expenses is the exception not the norm and only when acting on behalf of the county outside of the county.)

 

This policy is applicable to all of those involved in events run by KCAA and in particular for athletes and team managers selected for county teams at inter county fixtures.

 

1.     Where possible the use of minibuses is to be encouraged in place of the hiring of coaches. Athletes and supporters to make a contribution of £10 towards the cost of petrol/diesel. Drivers and Team Managers to travel free. If a club minibus is used, a contribution should be made to that club towards the annual expenses as well as any fuel costs.

 

2.     Where it is necessary to hire a coach to transport a team to an Inter-County event, the agreement of the County Treasurer, on behalf of the County Executive, should be obtained before signing any contract. Where a coach is hired a contribution of £10 per person is to be made towards the cost by athletes and supporters. Team Managers to travel free of charge.

 

3.     When there is no transport provided, the County may offer to pay a contribution towards the cost of travel to those athletes/parents who claim genuine hardship at the rate of 12p per mile. Athletes to travel together where practical.

 

4.     The County may make a contribution towards the travel costs of a maximum of two Team Managers (one male / one female) claiming when necessary at a rate of 20p per mile.

 

5.     In addition, the County may pay 5p per mile for each passenger carried (athlete or Team Manager only). This does not apply in the case of a parent, or coach, taking an athlete, only if transporting a second athlete or Team Manager.

 

6.     Overnight accommodation may be paid up to a maximum of £50 per night for one Team Manager only, provided it can be justified and approved in advance by the County Treasurer, on behalf of the County Executive.

 

7.     Claims need to be submitted on a KCAA claim form, and signed by the athlete/parent/team manager making the claim, provided on request by the KCAA Treasurer (treasurer@kcaa.org.uk), within one month of the meeting.

 


2014 Team results

 

      POSITION  
MATCH DATE VENUE FEMALE MALE OVERALL
SENIOR 13th July Mile End 3rd 4th 3rd
UNDER 17 20th July Portsmouth 1st 1st  
UNDER 13 27th July Kingston 6th 5th  
UNDER 15 3rd August Hendon 1st 7th 3rd
UNDER 20 3rd August Hendon 5th 3rd 4th
CAU 23rd/24th August Bedford 7th 8th  

Overall a satisfactory set of results and an improvement on 2013. The increased turn-out of athletes is a reflection of the work put in by Team Selectors.

Getting full teams out is key to gaining positions on the score table & selectors now look at reliability as well as performance in making their selections, as Secretary to the committee put it "I am looking for people who are hungrey to represent their county…"

In the case of the C.A.U., we are restricted on the number of athletes we can enter as there is a standard of entry. We, in Kent, unlike a number of other Counties, will only enter athletes who have achieved the standard or are only just outside. Both men and ladies' teams had late withdrawals owing to illness or injury which cost us valuable points. However, the consensus of opinion is that the meeting is too late in the season so some athletes, who have had some poor performances decide to have an early break before starting winter training.

From the feedback I have since received from the Team Managers and athletes is that the meeting is very lacklustre and needs revising.
 


 


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