Wiltshire Schools' Athletics Association

SW Track and Field Championships 2022 & ESAA Team List
22 Jun 2022

It is hard to believe that it has been 3 years since we last competed at the Southwest Track and Field Championships in Exeter. It is always an excellent occasion when our Wiltshire athletes have this opportunity to compete alongside some of the best young athletes in the country. The excitement of seeing so many enthusiastic and talented young Wiltshire athletes competing after such an unusual and challenging few years was wonderful. This year, as we have come to expect, our athletes did not disappoint.

A huge congratulations to all the Wiltshire athletes that took part in the Championships this year. It was fabulous to see so many PBs, medal winners, County Standards, Entry Standards, National Standards, lessons learnt, and friendships made. A particular congratulations goes to Owen Merrett for breaking the Senior Boys Hammer record set in 1973, with his enormous throw of 66.60m. We hope that all the athletes enjoyed the event and went away feeling proud of their achievements. Your behaviour and organisation were exemplary, and it was a pleasure to work with each and everyone of you. We hope that you will continue to train hard over the coming year so that we can go through all the excitement, challenges and thrills again next year. All the results can be found of the Power of 10 website.

ESAA Track and Field Championships 2022

Well done and congratulations to the 27 athletes that have been selected to represent Wiltshire at the English Schools’ Track and Field Championships taking place in Manchester on 8th and 9th July 2022. Details and instructions have been emailed to all athletes, please ensure that you have read this. It is vitally important that all athletes attend the Team Meeting on Monday 4th July at Sheldon School, Hardenhuish Lane, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6HJ. The meeting takes place in the Sixth Form Study Centre. It is an opportunity for you, and your parents, to meet your team managers, collect your kit and find out about the Championships. There will be paperwork that needs to be completed and most importantly you will be introduced to your fellow Wiltshire athletes.

Track & Field results and team for SW Championships
14 Jun 2022

Well done to all athletes that competed in Wiltshire Schools AA Track & Field Championships on Saturday. It was wonderful to be back and see so many of you after a three year gap.

Below the results together with team selection for the South West Schools taking place next Saturday 18th June in Exeter.

Results

Girls Boys
Year 7 Track Field Track Field
Junior Track Field Track Field
Intermediate Track Field Track Field
Seniors Track Field Track Field

Congratulations to the seven athletes that achieved championship best performances.

SW Team selection and programme of events

Team selection list.

Provisional programme of events (V2)

Arrangements:

  • £15 entry fee (your school may pay the fee)
  • Ensure you arrive at the Wiltshire Team Base in the athletics stand 90mins before the start of your event
  • You are required to purchase a Wiltshire vest if you do not already own one, these are £20 cash
  • Remember to bring safety pins for your vest numbers.
  • If you have not been named then, unfortunately, it means you have not been selected on this occasion.

WSAA Track & Field Championships 2022
8 Jun 2022

The WSAA Track & Field Championship will take place on Saturday 11th June, Swindon.

Please park at the County Ground Car Park, County Road, SN1 2ED.

Entry for spectators over 18 is by programme, price £2.00 (cash only). Please note that without this income WSAA would not be able to hold our Championship

Timetable as follows:

For entry queries please contact your Area representative.

WSAA wish you a very enjoyable and successful Championship!

Summer athletics events
8 May 2022

Summer athletics events

Dear All,

Athletics is back! Soon each school will be sending pupils to their area trials. Please try and field full teams. The emphasis this year is on having a go as so many pupils have missed out over the last 2 years. At the area trials all staff will be coaching and helping any athletes who are a little nervous or unsure as to exactly what are the rules. This will be a great chance for the younger athletes to learn from the more experienced ones.

Please remember if an athlete attends the county trials then they must be accompanied by a staff member. At the county trials each area provides at least 2 staff to assist the event officials as well as having 2 team managers to look after the athletes. Each area will sort out their own rota.

At the SW event then each area sends 2 staff to help team manage and officiate.

Good luck on the track and welcome back.

WSAA committee

Area trials

Wiltshire area trials as follows:

Salisbury schools - will be held at Salisbury athletics track on Thursday 5th May from 10 a.m.

North Wilts schools - will be held at Bath University on Thursday 12th May

Kennet schools - to be held at Dauntsey's School on Wednesday 18th May

Swindon schools - will be held at the Swindon athletics track on Friday 27th May (TBC)

West Wilts schools - will be held after school hours, from 4-6 pm at the John of Gaunt School as follows: Years 10/11 on Wednesday 4th; Years 8/9 on Wednesday 11th; and Year 7 on Wednesday 18th May

County trials

The County trials will be held on Saturday 11th June at Swindon athletics track from 0930 – 1630. Gates open at 0830 with an entrance fee of £2.00 cash per family (programme included) County vests can be purchased for £20 cash only please.

South West trials

The South West trials will be held in Exeter on Saturday 18th June.

Nationals

The Nationals are in Manchester on 8 - 9th July. Athletes travel up on the Thursday afternoon. Athletes who qualify for the nationals are requested, together with their parents, to attend a meeting at Sheldon school Chippenham on Monday 4th July at 6.30. All athletes who are selected for the SW and Nationals will receive information after the County trials.

Pentathletes

For any budding pentathletes Sally Hornsby is organising the county trials at Marlborough School on Monday 9th May. The deadline for entries is Monday 4th. For any queries email sally at sally@thehornsbys.co.uk

Sponsors needed!

The WSAA charity is seeking financial sponsorship to help meet the cost of running cross country and athletic events for Wiltshire schools. In return we offer advertisement space on this website and elsewhere.

If you or your organisation can help in any way then please get in touch using the Contacts page on this site.