Higher Competition - important updates for 2021

2021 sees a few updates to the Higher Competition rules and procedures

To compete for a club as a Higher Competition Athlete an athlete must complete the Higher Competition Athlete Form and make the appropriate payment. Athletes and Clubs are reminded that this process usually closes on 1 March each year, but for 2021 the closing date for HCA registration has been delayed to 1 April 2021. This is due to the Track and Field League season starting later in the summer than usual and to enable clubs to plan closer to the competition.

Due to the current situation, Higher Competition athletes from 2020 will automatically be registered for 2021; you can see your registered members for 2020 in the downloadable lists below. We do not require you to send in any renewal forms for 2021, please only send new Higher Competition applications.

More information regarding Higher Competition Athletes can be found in the UK Athletics Rules for Competition (Rule 21 S3 (4)). Please also note the 2021 update to this rule: The £10 fee for Higher Competition registration is now only required for the 1st year of registration.