Sussex Schools Athletics Association News

Schools Championships next Saturday - help needed!

The entries are now closed for the Sussex Schools Track and Field Championships to be held at K2, Crawley, next Saturday 11th June.  The complete programme of events and all the entries are available on the Schools Championships page - competitors and team managers are asked to check that athletes have been entered in the correct event, and to note the timetable, although events may run late if more helpers do not become available.

Sussex and Surrey schools combined events championships

Calling all would be Jessica Ennis-Hill's or Ashton Eaton’s - the Sussex Schools Combined Events Championships take place at K2, Crawley on Wednesday 1st June during the half term holiday.

For year 7 athletes there is a quadrathlon (Hurdles, Long Jump, Shot and 800m). For Years 8/9 and 10/11, athletes add the High Jump to complete a pentathlon. All competitors have to participate in all events. Parents or athletes can enter themselves - it does not have to come via the school.

Busy teachers as cross country season reaches its peak.

It is a busy few weeks for teachers involved with the Sussex Schools AA as they prepare for the highlight of the winter season, the English Schools Cross Country Championships to be held at Wollaton Park, Nottingham on 5 March. The teams to represent the County at this event have now been selected and are listed on the ‘Championships' page.

Cross Country Championships 2016

The first Championships are just over one week away and Schools are reminded that they must be affiliated to the Sussex Schools AA to be eligible. A list of those schools who have paid the subscription for 2015-2016 is available on the "SSAA information" page. Affiliation details are also available on the same page and have been sent to the last contact address we have for each school yet to pay.

2016 Cross Country Championship Details

The details of the 2016 County Cross Country Championships for Sussex Schools (years 8 and above) have now been circulated to schools. A copy is also available on this web site (see Schools: Championships page), but if your school has not received the details please contact the SSAA Secretary (see Schools: Information page).

AGM News

The Sussex Schools AA AGM was held at Dorothy Stringer School on 25th November. The Officers (see Information page) were re-elected having presented their reports for the 2014/5 year. There are vacancies for new members to join the Committee - please contact one of the Officers if interested.

Affiliation forms will now be circulated to schools with a request that forms are returned and payments made as soon as possible

AGM Details

All schools in Sussex are welcome at this years Sussex Schools Athletics AGM, the details of which are as follows:

Wednesday 25th November 2015, 6.30pm- 8.30pm

Training Room,
Dorothy Stringer School,
Loder Road,
Brighton,
BN1 6PZ

The meeting gives you the opportunity to discuss and represent the future of athletics within Sussex.

The agenda is available from the SSAA Information page

Help needed for County Championships

We are in need of volunteers to support the officials in the field events at the Championships on 13th June. Whether it be pulling a tape measure, raking a pit or returning throwing implements it will help to make the event run smoothly and to time. 
If you are available to help, even if only for a short period of time, maybe while you are waiting for someone to compete, please contact Leanne Buxton at leannebuxton@hotmail.com, with you name and the time slot you will be able to help in. 

Sussex Schools Athletics Championship Timetable

The PROVISIONAL timetable for the 2015 Sussex Schools Championships to be held ad K2, Crawley on 13th June is now available on the Schools:Championships page. Please watch this space for the final times approximately 7 days prior to the event.

Combined Events Championships

The next event on the Schools Athletics Calendar is on 27th May when the Combined Events Championships will be taking place at K2, Crawley. The quadrathlon (Hurdles, Long Jump, Shot and 800m) will be contested by Year 7 athletes whilst Year 8/9 and 10/11 athletes will complete the five event pentathlon by adding the High Jump to their list of events. 

Further Information and entry forms are now available on the Schools:Championships page.

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