Sussex Schools Athletics Association News

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.

Year 7 & 8 Cross Country

The programme and course map for the Yrs 7 & 8 Cross Country Races to be held at Christs Hospital School on Thursday 19th March 2015, have been made available on the Schools:Championships page

The championships are open to all schools affiliated to the Sussex Schools AA. Affiliation details and a list of those Schools who are currently affiliated can be found on the Schools:Information page

CHANGE OF TIME FOR INTER BOYS RACE on Saturday

We have been notified of a change to the time of the Intermediate Boys Race on Saturday at Reigate - it will now be at 2 pm and not as previously advertised. All the updated information, course map, directions and parking details are available on the Schools:Championships Page

Inter Counties FREE Parking

Surrey Schools AA have provided details of overflow parking arrangements they have been able to secure (with the requirements of parents / spectators in mind) at the offices of Canon UK, Post Code RH2 8BF, which is c15 minutes walk from the race start / finish area.

More Cross Country Championships Information

Despite the current wet weather, we do not anticipate having to postpone the Sussex Schools XC but should the weather change dramatically we will post news of the postponement on this, the Sussex Athletics web site. Schools are asked to keep an eye on the site prior to departure, should they be in doubt!

TV coverage of Cross Country Championships

It is possible that Brighton based Latest TV will be covering the Cross Country Championships on Wednesday at Waterhall, for their sports news programme which goes out every evening during the week at 18:20. 

Clear protocols have been agreed with the station in accordance with standard safeguarding rules, but if any parent has an objection to their child appearing in any broadcast from the event they should notify their school.

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