Founded 1888 - Running for 126 years

Athlete welfare

The welfare of athletes is our priority

  • All those actively involved with athletes are DBS checked as part of their training
  • Athletes are covered by British athletics insurance when training as long as they are fully paid up club members, or trying out for the first time
  • First aid is provided at the Leeds Road venue by the KAL staff - at least one will be on duty at training
  • We have a Welfare officer who is a full member of the committee and can be contacted about any welfare matter
  • We have a code of conduct and track etiqutte rules to protect athletes while training


Communicating with athletes

We have several ways of communicating with athletes:

  • When you first try out for the club, even before you join, you will be asked for an emergency contact number
  • The club membership form asks for personal contact details so we have phone number, mobile, email which will only be used for the purposes of contacting you about club matters
  • The club has a noticeboard for events etc. located along the far side of the entrance desk at Leeds Road
  • The club uses the website and social media - we have a Twitter and Facebook page which we encourage you to use since they can be used to give up to date information - links to these are on our website homepage:
  • We will also remind you of events etc. when you attend training as you sign in


Competitive leagues

We take part in a number of local and regional leagues for Track & Field and Cross-Country

  • Northern Athletics track and field league/ cross country
  • West Yorkshire track and field league/ cross country league
  • Yorkshire and District athletics league

Your membership also entitles you to enter national competitions such as those run by England Athletics

Some of the entries will be made by the club, others need to be made by you as an individual. Details will be given near the time