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2021 Track & Field Championships

3rd May: Preliminary details of the T&F Championships are now online. Full details are on the

Track & Field

2021 Cross Country Cup

24th April: Entries for the Cross Country Cup will open on 7th June and close on 17th September. Full details are on the

XC Cup page

2021 Virtual Cross Country Championship

13th April: The Virtual XC Championships results and certificates are now available on the XC results page

2021 Track & Field Cup

24th March: The ESAA have found it necessary to postpone the Track and Field cup in it's usual format for 2021. The restrictions that exist in schools in the current climate and will likely continue until at least June half term have placed such a level of uncertainty on the competition that it is considered impractical to continue as originally planned.

There will be no National or Regional finals this year. All schools that have entered to this date will have their entry fee carried over to the 2022 competition.

Full details of these changes are on the Track & Field Cup page.

Entries for the T&F Cup were delayed until 8th March to coincide with the date for schools to re-open. Entries will close on 31st March, we can't allow any entries after then because the time to organise events is already very limited. We really MUST get things organised within just a few weeks.

If schools wish to participate in this year's competition, YOU NEED TO ENTER via the online entry form link on the T&F Cup page - that is the only way that County Secretaries will be able to know which schools want to be involved, and give them time to organise sufficient competitions and book the necessary venues. If you paid for last year, your payment will be carried over to this year's entry.

In light of the 'roadmap' to exit Covid-19 restrictions which was published on 22nd February, the ESAA is waiting on a UKA statement to ascertain when tracks will be accessible which will have a considerable impact on County and Regional rounds. Further information will follow once UK athletics governing bodies have released a timescale for a planned return to competition. In accordance with Government guidelines at the moment 17th May is the earliest date that competitions can start.

We are still continuing to update our database of email contacts for teachers and schools but due to the large number of changes it has not been possible to email everyone as we'd hoped to do in January.

We've had little or no direct contact with key teachers over the last 12 months so a lot of the updates which would normally have been notified to us during that time have not been made. Usually most of these updates would be done online by teachers themselves during the course of competitions, but that hasn't happened.

To help with this, we've created a facility for teachers who have previously entered either the TF or XC Cup competitions sometime during the last few years to be able to login to update the contact details for their school and the teachers in charge of teams, without the need to have entered a competition recently. It is essential that we don't lose touch, so you can now login without needing to have a valid competition entry this year.
Login to edit contact details

Please check the website regularly for updates, full details are on the T&F Cup page

Combined Events and Walks

22nd September: Following on from the success of the Virtual Track & Field competition in July, a Virtual Combined Events and Race Walks competition was held from 20th August to 20th September.

The results are now in. Many thanks to all those athletes who entered and the coaches and parents who have supported their athletes through these uncertain times. It is very encouraging to see entries from a total of 22 different counties and thanks must also go to the County Team Managers and Regional Coordinators for supporting this initiative. Under the circumstances there were many excellent performances across the age groups and events and the organisers are delighted that so many took the opportunity to compete - albeit virtually.

Click the Combined Events & Walks picture box for full details and results.




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 Recent Events

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The Athletics Museum launched

15th August: Telling the stories of athletics - everybody can set a personal best.

English Schools’ Athletic Association and The Athletics Museum are pleased to announce that their online exhibition is now live at www.theathleticsmuseum.org.uk.  Following the cancellation of the English Schools Championships, the proposed physical exhibition that was to be displayed there has been moved online.

  The first online exhibition traces the history of the English Schools’ Athletics Association (ESAA) championships; stories and anecdotes from participants, archive material from its inauguration in 1925 up to the modern day, and past champions and athletes who have gone on to achieve further success, in both track and field and 16 other sports. There’s also a look back and indeed forward at Tokyo 1964, 1991 and 2022.

...read more...
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Virtual Track & Field Championships

25th July: Certificates are now available for those athletes who took part in the Virtual Championships. Emails have been sent to the addresses given when you made your entry, please check your spam box because some providers can incorrectly treat our mail as spam.

Once you've got your email, go to the Track & Field page, click Certificates and follow the instructions there to download your certificate as a PDF file.

Results from the Virtual Championships are now available, click the Track & Field picture box.

Some results appear to have been achieved outside of the competition week 5th to 11th July so they are listed separately together with a few results of events which were submitted but which aren't included in the Chmmpionships for the relevant age group.