Sussex Schools Athletics Association News

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. 

Schools Inter- Counties

South Eastern Schools Inter Counties 
K2 Crawley 21st June 2014 
Track and Field Timetable 

Track Field 
Time Time
11.00 F1 JB/IB Hammer 
11.30 F2/3/4 JB/IG/IB Pole Vault 
11.30 F5 IG HJ 

12.15 T1 IB 400m Hurdles (max 2 races) 12.00 F6 JB Shot 
T2 IG 300m Hurdles (max 2 races) F7 JG LJ 

12.35 T3-6 JG/JB/IG/IB 800m (max 4 races) 12.15 F8/9 JG/IG Hammer 
12.30 F10 JG Jav 
13.00 F11 JG HJ 
13.00 T7-10 JG/JB/IG/IB 100m (max 8 races) 13.00 F12 IB LJ 
F13 IG TJ 
F14 IB Shot 


In order to ease the problems of the Sussex Schools selectors when they select the Sussex team for the English Schools Championships on 11/12th July, and to make sure we do not overlook anyone, we would like to invite all Sussex School athletes who have gained at least an Entry Standard this season to send in their details. 

What we need is name, date of birth, address (home address rather than school address even if you home is outside the County) plus telephone number and email address. 

English Schools Registration

Sussex schools athletes who have achieved Entry or National Standard for English Schools Track and Field events this season, are asked to register online at the English Schools Website, see URL below or use the link on the Championships page. This will NOT guarantee your selection but will help Sussex Schools with their team information and speed up the Sussex team entry by the Team Manager should you be selected. 

Combined Events Championships

The details and entry form for the Sussex Schools Combined Events Championships being held at Withdean Stadium, Brighton on 28th May 2014 have been published today and are available on the Championships page

Harold Witham Cup

The Harold Witham Cup was proudly displayed at todays meeting of the Committee of the Sussex Schools AA. 

The Cup was presented to the Sussex Senior Girls team at the English Schools Cross Country Championships as the first County to have all 8 members of the team finish the race. 

Any member of the team who has not yet received their certificate should email