Thanet AC Team Events

Thanet AC compete in a number of team leagues and events throughout the year.  The main ones are as follows:


Kent Young Athletes League (KYAL)

KYAL is a league competition which takes place over 4 monthly meetings between May and August, competing against teams from across Kent. It is open to all U13 and U15 athletes (i.e. those in years 6,7,8 & 9). The team is picked by Team Manager with support from the club coaches


If you are interested in competing please speak to your coach.


Youth Development League (YDL)

YDL is also a league competition which takes place over 4 monthly meetings, competing with teams from across the South East.  The meetings run between April and July.  The leagues are seperated into 2 age groups - the lower age group is open to athletes in years 6 - 9, and the upper age group is open to athletes from year 10 - age 19.


Thanet AC competes in both age groups within composite teams.  In the lower age group the composite team is made up of Thanet AC and Ashford AC.  In the upper age group Thanet AC form part of a composite team with Achford AC, Invicta East Kent and Swale Combined AC


Teams are picked according to best performances

Southern Athletics League

After a trial run in Eastbourne in August 2015 Thanet AC have joined the Southern Athletics League for the first time for the 2016 season. The league competition takes place over 5 monthly meetings between April and August. and is open to athletes in the U17 age group (i.e. year 10) and above


If you are interested in competing or would like to findout more please speak to Darren or James



Relay Teams

We have relay teams in all of the league competitions and take part in the Kent Relay Championships held in September for athletes in year 6 and older.  There are opportunities to compete in the following:


  • 4 x 100m

  • 4 x 200m

  • 4 x 3/400m

  • 3 x 800m



Cross Country

Thanet AC athletes aged 11 and older compete in the Kent Cross Country League both as individuals and as teams


The club have a proud history in Sporthall athletics which takes place over the winter season and is open to athletes from year 5-11. A number of our athletes have gone on to represent the county in all age groups.