I’m very pleased to be able to announce an important step on the road to the club’s desire to more fully represent the local community.
Members have recognised that we could do more to reflect Lewisham’s diversity, and that track and field, juniors, and middle/long/XC/road running operate essentially separately. As a consequence the diversity we do have is diluted, and opportunities to participate in multiple disciplines are more limited than they should be in an athletics club.
The Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) Working Group was set up to improve the situation. It became apparent that T&F should be a core part of the club, that it should be strengthened in terms of coaching and athletes, and that the best way to start that is with a strong youth athletics offering.
Many thanks to the EDI WG for all their efforts in making this happen. It will be a multi-year endeavour (much like the women’s groups which continue to improve) and I thank all who have participated so far, and will do so in the future.
Alan Curtis. President, Kent AC
Junior Taster Saturday event on 22 May at Ladywell Arena for 11–17-year-olds
To grow our junior membership Kent AC is holding a free recruitment event from 13:30-17:30 on Saturday 22 May. Activities include sprinting, middle distance, hurdles, long jump, high jump and javelin. 60 places are available.