Sussex Schools Athletics Association News

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.

AGM and Cross Country Championships News

Following the AGM on Wednesday, the list of the Officers of the SSAA for 2014/15 and contact details are available on the SSAA Information page. 

Details of the Cross Country dates for 2015 and the prospectus for the Championships at Waterhall on 14 January are available on the Championships page.


The Agenda for the 2014 AGM of the Sussex Schools AA, together with the minutes of the 2013 meeting are now available on the SSAA Information Page. 

Representatives from all schools in the County of Sussex are welcome to attend, and to have their say on the organisation of schools athletics in Sussex. New and old friends and supporters will be most welcome.

President Honoured

Congratulations to our President, Reg Hook, who has been named as Volunteer of the Year at the Brighton & Hove City Sports Awards. Reg was awarded the accolade for his outstanding dedication and support of local athletics for more than 50 years. He dedicates much of his time behind the scenes to ensure others can enjoy a sport they love. Reg has been a committee member of the Sussex Schools Athletics Association for more than 50 years and President for 25 years.

New Throws Initiative

Teachers may like to know about the new Med Ball Challenge, which is a scheme devised as a great way to introduce safe throwing techniques to children and to identify talent. The Challenge includes the 5 basic throwing techniques of Push, Throw, Heave, Fling and Pitch and is ideal for P E Lessons. It can be done indoors and outdoors, is easy to set up and is all inclusive - suitable for all abilities. 

AGM Details

Sussex Schools Athletics Association AGM. 

Details of the AGM have been circulated by email to schools in the County. If you have not yet received them it is possible that our mailing list needs to be updated - please contact the Secretary using the email below. 

The views of the schools are very important to the SCAA and we would like as many as possible to be represented and to have their say to help the Association move forward. The details of the AGM are as follows: 

Date: Wednesday 26th November 2014 

Time: 6.30pm- 8.30pm 

AGM Date Confirmed

The AGM of the Sussex Schools AA is to be held on Wednesday 26th November. Formal notices will be issued soon, together with the Affiliation Forms for 2014/15.

Sussex Team for the English Schools Track & Field Championships

The final names for the team for Birmingham on 11/12 July have been made available. The full team list is as follows: 

SENIOR BOYS: 100m - George Marsh Eastbourne Coll, 800m - Spencer Thomas Plump Coll - Charlie Baldwin Worthing Coll, 1500m- Robbie Fitzgibbon BHASVIC, 110mH -Nathan Parker Brighton Coll, Discus - James Lasis Brighton Coll.