a year ago
Teams to represent England at the Schools International Athletics Board (SIAB) competitions between England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland are selected by the ESAA Team Managers after the Cross Country and Track & Field Championships.
There are teams at Junior and Intermediate level, and normally the leading athletes at the National Championships are selected. The track and field individual events international competition is only provided for the intermediate level.
The 2019 track and field edition will take place at Swansea University Athletics Stadium 20 July 2019. The timetable is available for download at the bottom of this page.
Humberside Schools Athletics will have one athlete from our County, Archie Yeo in the long jump.
Archie Yeo in his England international kit in advance of the SIAB competition
2018 Grangemouth, Scotland - Humberside athletes: Archie Yeo, triple jump, 2nd
2017 Dublin, Ireland
Where finances permit, the ESAA may also select a small team to compete at the World School Games - this team is selected by the ESAA Team Managers based on performances by athletes over the past year whilst also taking into account various other factors such as perceived future potential and general standards of behaviour. There are no qualification standards and there is no qualifying competition - selection is entirely at the discretion of the Team Managers. Because the cost of taking a team abroad is so high and the ESAA has very limited funds, only a few athletes may be invited to participate.
The ISF Jean Humbert World Schools Cup is an athletics competition between school teams. A school is selected to represent England by the ESAA Team Managers. Selection is based on the school's team performances in competitions during the year.
For additional information please refer to the ESAA website
The minimum performance level normally required to be selected for for the National Championships. The Entry Standard is not a 'qualifying standard', reaching a standard does not imply any automatic right to be selected.
|Junior boy||Junior girl|
|100 metres||11.7s||100 metres||12.7s|
|200 metres||23.8s||200 metres||26.2s|
|300 metres||37.8s||300 metres||42.0s|
|800 metres||2m 04s||800 metres||2m 19s|
|1500 metres||4m 20s||1500 metres||4m 48s|
|80m Hurdles||12.0s||75m Hurdles||11.7s|
|High Jump||1.72m||High Jump||1.59m|
|Pole Vault||3.00m||Pole Vault||2.70m|
|Long Jump||5.80m||Long Jump||5.15m|
|Intermediate boy||Intermediate girl|
|100 metres||11.2s||100 metres||12.5s|
|200 metres||22.7s||200 metres||25.8s|
|400 metres||51.1s||300 metres||41.0s|
|800 metres||1m 57s||800 metres||2m 16s|
|1500 metres||4m 06s||1500 metres||4m 45s|
|3000 metres||8m 56s||3000 metres||10m 20s|
|100m Hurdles||14.0s||80m Hurdles||12.0s|
|400m Hurdles||58.5s||300m Hurdles||46.4s|
|1500m S/C||4m 40s||1500m S/C||5m 23s|
|High Jump||1.90m||High Jump||1.64m|
|Pole Vault||3.90m||Pole Vault||3.10m|
|Long Jump||6.40m||Long Jump||5.35m|
|Triple Jump||13.20m||Triple Jump||10.90m|
|Senior boy||Senior girl|
|100 metres||11.0s||100 metres||12.4s|
|200 metres||22.2s||200 metres||25.8s|
|400 metres||49.5s||400 metres||58.3s|
|800 metres||1m 54s||800 metres||2m 15s|
|1500 metres||3m 58s||1500 metres||4m 42s|
|3000 metres||8m 36s||3000 metres||10m 16s|
|110m Hurdles||15.3s||100m Hurdles||15.2s|
|400m Hurdles||57.2s||400m Hurdles||66.0s|
|2000m S/C||6m 16s||1500m S/C||5m 17s|
|High Jump||1.95m||High Jump||1.66m|
|Pole Vault||4.20m||Pole Vault||3.20m|
|Long Jump||6.70m||Long Jump||5.40m|
|Triple Jump||13.70m||Triple Jump||11.10m|
a year ago
The ESAA operate under the rules of British Athletics and the IAAF, therefore athletes taking part in any ESAA competition are subject to the same regime of random drug testing and sanctions as anyone else in the sport. It is a condition of entry into events that athletes (with the consent of parents/guardians) agree to subject themselves to these rules.
Testing is under the control of the independent National testing body and the ESAA have no control over what they do. The ESAA provide facilities at events for drugs testing to take place when asked to do so by the testing body, and many athletes have already been tested at ESAA National Championships.
The ESAA continues to stress their complete disapproval of the use of any substance designed to gain unfair advantage in the sport.
Further information about the drugs testing regime.
Just because you can buy a medicine at a supermarket or pharmacy doesn't mean that it does not contain substances which are prohibited for use by athletes. Check medicines (including travel sickness pills) at GlobalDRO - simply enter a few details about the Sport and in which country the medication was purchased and you can then search the Prohibited List, either by brand name or individual ingredient. You can also check your medication at UKA.
Herbal travel sickness remedies such as 'Travella' cannot be checked using GlobalDRO as these are classed as supplements. The manufacture of supplements is not regulated in the same way as medications, there is never a 100% guarantee that they are free from prohibited substances and great care should be taken. UKA has provides additional clarification on supplements.
a year ago
The age limits for ESAA Cross Country Championships, Track & Field Championships, and Combined Events Championships are:
Junior 13 years and under 15 years of age on 31st August at the end of the current school year
Intermediate 15 years and under 17 years of age on 31st August at the end of the current school year
Senior 17 years and under 19 years of age on 31st August at the end of the current school year
The age limits for ESAA Schools Cup competitions are:
Junior 12 years and under 14 years of age on 31st August at the end of the current school year
Intermediate 14 years and under 16 years of age on 31st August at the end of the current school year
The school year is deemed to run from September to July, so August at the end of current school year is the August following the end of the summer term, irrespective of whether some schools actually start their new year in August.
Although the Combined Events Final is held in September it is considered to be in the same school year as the previous regional rounds which lead up to the final, thus age limits are those which apply at the time of the regional round.
Athletes may only compete in the age group corresponding to their age. In particular this means:
athletes cannot compete in a higher age group athletes who are younger than the Junior age group cannot compete
a year ago
The ESAA National Championships are the 4th largest athletics event in the World that is staged each year.
Organised entirely by volunteer teachers, it brings together the best athletes in each County in England to compete for the honour of being the best athlete in the Country at their event.
Entry to the event is by virtue of athletes being selected by County Team Managers to represent their County.
Nearly all the UK Olympic Athletics team members have featured in the ESAA Championships.