IMPORTANT: NEW UKA Throws Safety Guidance
Following a recent incident where a hammer thrown from a well maintained cage, carried 6 lanes of a track and caused a minor injury to a spectating athlete; UK Athletics (UKA) has produced new guidance for the safe management of hammer and discus throwing. The guidance is applicable to both training and competition situations, and should be implemented immediately.
All Club coaches, committee members, officials, competition providers and facility operators should read the NEW throws safety guidance in detail, and ensure that the guidance is followed for all future training sessions and competitions that include throws activity. You can download the guidance by clicking the link below: