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Key Details

Dates for 2020

The 2020 Cup had to be cancelled because the coronavirus restrictions resulted in schools and sports centres being closed, and social distancing rules resulting in it being impossible to have gatherings. It is also to be noted that many of the key officials who organise a large number of competitions also fall into the at risk category requiring them to take more shielding precautions.

Age groups

Juniors (under 14)
Intermediates (under 16)


Due to the immense cost in time and money, entry fees for the 2020 competition won't be refunded, however we have modified the online entry system so that schools' current entry fees are now held in an account for the school. This account can be used to pay for either the next Cross Country Cup, or the next Track & Field Cup. If subsequent entry fees are more than the balance in your account, you will only need to pay the difference. If subsequent entry fees are less than the balance in your account, the difference will be held over for any following events.

Changes to be made for 2020

  • Intermediate Girls teams increased from 12 to 14 athletes
  • Regions increased from 7 to 8 - London North added
  • London North is now Herts, London, Middlesex
  • South East is now Kent, Surrey, Sussex
  • Leicestershire moves to North Midlands
  • Gloucestershire moves to Midlands

The ESAA Track & Field Cup is a competition between school teams

Each school can enter one team in each of the following age groups:
  • Junior Boys (at least 12, but under 14 years)
  • Junior Girls (at least 12, but under 14 years)
  • Intermediate Boys (at least 14, but under 16 years)
  • Intermediate Girls (at least 14, but under 16 years)
Ages are as at 31st August at the end of the school year in which the competition is held.
Normally Juniors are years 7 & 8, and Intermediates are years 9 & 10. Don't forget that the years advance by one during the summer holidays.

The competition is held in 3 rounds

  • Preliminary rounds are held between teams within each County - there may be a number of competitions held within each County depending on the number of teams entered.
  • The highest scoring teams in the first round competition progress to one of 7 Regional A Finals, and all other qualifiers progress to Regional B Finals.
  • The leading team from each Regional A Final then progresses to the Cup Final, together with the 5 highest scoring teams from across the Country.

Teams comprise 12 athletes for Junior Girls, and 14 athletes for Intermediate Girls, Junior Boys, and Intermediate Boys. Each athlete may do no more than two events: one track and one field event; one track and the relay; one field event and the relay. All teams MUST have a relay team. Competitions are scored on a points basis where better performances gain more points.

Entering teams, and all event administration, is done online.

All details are available online - download the information, rules, and awards details from the menu on the left.