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Cross Country Cup

Entries are now open and will close on 15th June. Click the Cross Country Cup picture box. If you've previously entered a Cup competition you don't need a security code.

Brochures will not be posted, nor can we post flyers to schools - it is now simply too expensive to do this. Instead, we will be relying on emailing schools with all the relevant information, and all information will also be on the website. To assist with us keeping you informed, secondary school teachers are asked to request their IT department to ensure that emails from esaa.net are not blocked by school spam filters, and to co-operate with our requests to verify their email addresses.

We recommend that teachers use school email addresses or their ISP supplied addresses (eg btinternet) when entering events, and not to use email addresses from free services like hotmail, gmail, or similar. These free services frequently treat the majority of mail as spam and either simply don't deliver it, or put genuine mail in to spambox folders so that you are generally unaware of it. AOL users can expect pretty much everything to get blocked.

We will be contacting schools during the last two weeks of April.

Track & Field Cup

Closing date for entries was 28th February and no further entries can be accepted. County Secretaries will be in touch with each entered school shortly to arrange dates and venues for the first round.

Changes to Rules

The Annual Council Meeting held on 16th November has ratified the following rule changes:

  • Junior Girls Hammer will now be included in the ESAA Championships, and therefore in County Championships, 3kg.

  • The changes to Junior and Intermediate Girls implement weights introduced by IAAF, trickling down to UK rules, will be adopted by the ESAA from January 2014 to avoid confusion between club and schools' competitions. The means that JG & IG shot weight will be 3kg, and JG & IG Javelin weight will be 500g. The IG Hammer will be 3kg. This rule change will apply to all ESAA events, including the Track & Field Cup competition. New standards for these events will be published in 2014.

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Recent Events

This box will be used to show what has been going on recently and what you've missed.

David Littlewood

It is with immense sadness that we have to report the passing of David Littlewood in the early hours of Sunday 14th March. David had been the ESAA Hon Secretary for over 22 years. Read more here.

Cross Country Championship

Results are now available - click the Cross Country picture box.

Cross Country Cup Final

Results are now online - click the Cross Country Cup picture box.

Combined Events and Race Walk Championships

Results are now online - click the Track & Field Cup piture box.

Track & Field Championships

Results are now online - click the Track & Field Cup piture box.

Track & Field Cup Final

Results online : click Track & Field Cup, then Results Index.

ISF World Schools Cup 2013

The Jean Humbert Memorial

Great results for English Schools' at the World Schools' Championship held at Sokolov in the Czech Republic. The Selected Team for Girls stealing the limelight with a magnificent win and setting a new points-total record at the championship. The Selected Team for Boys almost duplicated the girls' performance with a finish in second place, only 5 points behind China. Click the International picture box for details.