1/10/20: District and County Cross-Country Events: There will be no District (Bristol / BANES / N Somerset / S Glos) Cross-Country Championships this year.

The Avon Schools Championships (which in a normal year would take place on 17/1/21) is unlikely, but we'll make a firm decision at a later date. This decision will depend on both progress in fighting the current pandemic, and whether the South West / English Schools Championships are likely to be held.


28/3/20 Further updates: The South West and The English Schools Track and Field Championships have been cancelled. Our own Avon Schools Championships (13/6) is (at the time of writing) still on, but would most likely be 'direct entry' (no district trials) if it does go ahead.

For posterity, [here is a list of athletes] selected to represent Avon Schools at the cancelled South West Sporthall event. Although there is now no competition, we thought you would like to see your names in lights as 'selected Avon Schools representatives'. Congratulations!

For reference, England Athletics have suspended 'club' Track and Field events until the end of May. See the [Avon Athletics Association] website for more details.


18/3/20: Well done to everyone who participated in last Saturday's English Schools Cross-Country Championships. You all ran brilliantly, and were a great bunch to take to such an event, which will be especially memorable as the last race for a while. Overall, the girls finished a fantastic 2nd out of 13 in the Durham Trophy (medium-sized counties), while the boys finished 8th. Full results are on the English Schools Athletics website, while [an extract of Avon places is here].


16/3/20 South West Sportshall Final CANCELLED: We have been closely monitoring the escalating Coronavirus situation and have taken the decision to cancel the South West Regional Finals on Saturday. We hope you understand this decision but feel this is the appropriate action for all involved.

At this current time and due to the constant evolving situation and actions being taken nationally to deal with the Coronavirus we are not in a position to provide an alternative future date. We will of course continue to communicate any ongoing decisions as and when we are in a position to confirm them.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and hard work.

Adam Burgess, Sportshall Associates Ltd


12/3/20 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Further Update: Yes, it's still on, but following this afternoon's (Thursday) updated government advice: if you have a new continuous cough, or a temperature, please do not come. Do please [let us know] if this is the case, and follow government advice about your condition.

At the time of writing we have complete teams in all age groups, and reserves for most, so with teams scoring 6 out of the 8 running, we won't suffer from a surfeit of caution.

PS 1. Please bring soap, so that you can wash your hands (or hand sanitiser).
2. Pro:Direct, who sell personalised merchandise for New Balance, will not be in attendance to distribute pre-ordered kit, but athletes will receive it through the post. They can go to the NB stand to ask for more details. Online sales are still available.


6/3/20 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: While the English Schools AA continues to monitor the situation, we expect that the English Schools Cross-Country Championships will go ahead as planned (see the cross-country page of the ESAA website for further details).

However, since the symptoms (a cough, high temperature and/or shortness of breath) are incompatible with racing cross-country, please [let us know] sooner rather than later if you yourself are not up to running (whether it is actually Covid-19 or just the winter flu). We do have eager reserves standing by for most teams.


13/2/20: The following teams and reserves have been chosen to represent Avon Schools at the English Schools Cross-Country Championships in Liverpool on Saturday, 14th March. Congratulations to all selected: [Teams + Reserves Selected]

Full details about the event, including cost, kit, travel and payment, is contained in this [Letter to Athletes]. Please note that we will be leaving on Friday 13th March, and staying overnight in Manchester.

If you have been selected for the team, please would you:
(1) Complete and send this [Confirmation, Consent and Kit Email]. If you have trouble with this link, the Letter to Athletes details the information we need which you can cut and paste into an email.
(2) Pay online or post a cheque for event and kit fees (see Letter to Athletes for details)

If you are a (non-travelling) Reserve, please would you [email us] to confirm that you would be able to stand by for this event up to Thursday, 12th March.
If, for any reason, you cannot run, please [email us] as soon as possible.
Please remember that this year we are not posting out letters and forms, but are relying on you to email full details yourself. If you have trouble viewing any links, please contact [Neil Miller]


13/2/20: Well done to everyone who competed for Avon in Saturday's South West Schools Cross-Country Championships. We won no fewer than 4 of the 8 team categories, an impressive achievement. An extract of Avon results [can be viewed here], while full results are on the [Dorst Schools Athletics website].
Avon Schools Senior Boys Team


11/2/20: Well done to everyone who participated in last week's (1/2/20) Avon Schools' SportHall Championships at BGS. There were some great events, and Naomi Holt's 2 lap time of 23.8secs is a new CBP (results go back 26 years). U13 boys results are here; U13 girls results are here; U15 results are here.


1/2/20 The course map and timetable for next Saturday's South West Cross-Country Championships in Bournemouth can now be viewed on the (host county) [Dorst Schools Athletics website] (Outline Kings Park Courses link on the right).

We will not be using a county tent this year, but instead taking advantage of the athletics stand conveniently near the start and finish. Please note that this is likely to be draughty, with hard seats, so do bring plenty of warm clothes and possibly something soft (e.g. a towel) to sit on.


21/1/20 The following teams and reserves have been chosen to represent Avon Schools at the South West Schools Championships in Bournemouth on Saturday, 8th February. Congratulations to all selected: [Teams + Reserves Selected]

Full details about the event, including cost, kit, travel and payment, is contained in this [Letter to Athletes]

If you have been selected for the team, please would you:
(1) Complete and send this [Confirmation, Consent and Kit Email]. If you have trouble with this link, the Letter to Athletes details the information we need which you can cut and paste into an email.
(2) Pay online or post a cheque for event and kit fees (see Letter to Athletes for details)

If you are a Reserve, please would you [email us] to confirm that you would be able to stand by for this event up to Friday 7th February.

If, for any reason, you cannot run, please [email us] as soon as possible.

Please remember that this year we are not posting out letters and forms, but are relying on you to email full details yourself. If you have trouble viewing any links, please contact [Neil Miller]


23/1/20: We now have the [times from Saturday]. These were received in 'bus ticket' form, so I'm afraid they are only available as a scan which you will have to interpret yourself.
20/1/20 Avon County Schools Cross-Country Results. Updated [results are here]. All received corrections have been incorporated, but please check these and [let us know of any further errors].


13/01/20: Athletes selected for Saturday's Avon Schools Cross-Country Championships should have have received details through their district team manager, but in case not here is the [Letter to Athletes]. This includes directions, timetable and onwards selection for the South West Schools championships in Bournemouth on Saturday 8th February (the date and venue may be wrong in early versions of this letter).

Teams selected for the South West Schools Championships will be announced here by Monday evening. You will need to reply to confirm travel and kit requirements. Please watch this website for details, as we will not be sending out any letters.


22/10/19: The 2019-2020 Fixture List is now available on the Calendar page.


30/9/19: The 2019 Avon Schools AA AGM will be held on the 14th October 2019 at Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol in the conference room in the main school. 5.00 PM for a 5.15 start, all school and district representatives welcome. [The proposed agenda is here].


29/7/19: Well done everyone who competed for Avon in the South West Schools Combined Events Championships in Exeter last weekend. We have 6 athletes who have qualified for the ESAA Finals in September: Junior Boys team plus Liam Hillier (IB) and Jonathan Evans (SB). A brilliant event with loads of pbs. [A full report is here].
Here are some photos from the event:


19/7/19: Well done everyone who competed for Avon at the English Schools Athletics Championships last weekend. It was a great weekend, with no fewer than two gold and four silver medals, we finished top 'B' county in the senior boys age group, and second 'B' county in the junior boys. [Avon results are here].
Here are a couple of team photos, and some of our medallists (sorry, I didn't get them all):






20/6/19: We are allowed to field 4 relay teams in the English Schools Championships, and are often very successful at this event. This year's relay teams will be:
Junior Girls: Chloe Marrett, Lily Bailey, Alice Wilson, Eleni Francis (Reserve Naomi Dawson)
Inter Girls: Stephanie Brooks, Imogen Leakey, Ellie Mount, Alexia Cordy-Bennett
Senior Girks: Khiammi Kofi, Jenna Blundell, Jess Frazer, Tia Jackson
Senior Boys: Dan Brooks, Isaac Cory, Marcin Olech, Harry Meredith

18/6/19: The following teams have been chosen to represent Avon Schools at the English Schools Track and Field Championships in Birmingham on Friday/Saturday 12th/13th July. Congratulations to all selected: [Teams + Reserves Selected]. Selection was, as always, difficult, since we are limited to taking 40 athletes in total.

Full details about the event, including cost, kit, travel and payment, is contained in this [Letter to Athletes]

If you have been selected for the team, please would you:
(1) Complete and send this [Confirmation, Consent and Kit Email]. If you have trouble with this link, the Letter to Athletes details the information we need which you can cut and paste into an email.
(2) Pay online or post a cheque for event and kit fees (see Letter to Athletes for details)

If, for any reason, you cannot compete, please [email us] immediately. We have a very short window in which to substitute athletes.

Please remember that we are not posting out letters and forms, but are relying on you to email full details yourself. If you have trouble viewing any links, please [contact Neil Miller]

16/6/19: Well done everyone who represented Avon Schools are yesterday's South West Schools Track and Field Champpionships. Provisional results are [here for track events] and [here for field events].

The teams to represent Avon Schools at the English Schools Championships on 12th and 13th July will be announced here on Tuesday afternoon.

13/6/19: The timetable for Saturday's SW Schools T+F Championships [is here].

9/6/19: The following teams have been chosen to represent Avon Schools at the South West Schools Track and Field Championships in Exeter on Saturday, 15th June. Congratulations to all selected: [Teams + Reserves Selected]. Selection was, as always, difficult; We are limited on the total number of athletes we can take, and use the County standards to compare different events (see English Schools Athletics website).

Full details about the event, including cost, kit, travel and payment, is contained in this [Letter to Athletes]

If you have been selected for the team, please would you:
(1) Complete and send this [Confirmation, Consent and Kit Email]. If you have trouble with this link, the Letter to Athletes details the information we need which you can cut and paste into an email.
(2) Pay online or post a cheque for event and kit fees (see Letter to Athletes for details)

If, for any reason, you cannot compete, please [email us] as soon as possible. Please remember that we are not posting out letters and forms, but are relying on you to email full details yourself. If you have trouble viewing any links, please contact [contact me]

9/6/19: Confirmed (13/6) results from yesterdays Avon Schools T+F Championships [are here].

Avon team selection for the South West Schools Championships next Saturday (15/7) will be posted here this evening (9/6). Since time is short, athletes selected will need to confirm their participation as soon as teams are announced. NB We are limited how many we can take to the SW Championships, and will only take athletes who have reached the 'County Standard'. There are no 'minor' (year 7) events next week.

20/5/19: The Avon Schools Track and Field Championships will be held at SGS College WISE Campus, Filton on Saturday 8th June. Please note that this is changed from the usual venue (Yate track), because we coudn't be certain that the re-laying would be complete. The timetable [is here] (5/6/19 Timetable confirmed, no changes from provisional one).

There is a charge to use the car park, so please remember to bring some change (typically £2 for 2 hours), as there is a £1.50 surcharge if you want to use a card. Officials, if you don't already know the drill, please [contact me] about exemption.

20/5/19: Well done to everyone who represented the South West Team at the UK SportsHall Finals in Manchester on 13th and 14th April. The U13 boys team was a magnificent 2nd place, with 7 individual champions. A [full report is here], [results are here], and below a few photos

 

 

 

17/3/19: Lost and Found! WELL DONE to everyone who ran for Avon at the English Schools Cross-Country on Saturday. 'Character building' was a much repeated phrase on a day of mud, continuous rain, and strong winds, but you all did your county proud. There is always a lot of lost property after a wet fixture, and yesterday was no exception:

Found in the tent at the end:
- A 'Regatta' Black (with blue lining) rain jacket (13 y.o.)
- A pair of 'Canterbury' tracksuit bottoms, black with pink lining
- A pair of Adidas black shorts, 12 - 16 y.o.
- A grey bobble hat with furry white bobble
- A small maroon 'West Ham' bobble hat
Lost: An English National long sleeve t-shirt (white body and black arms)
Please [contact me] about any of these.

21/2/19: A huge congratulations to all our county winners in the Avon Schools Sports Hall Championships last Saturday. Thank you to all who attended and to parents and supporters who created such a great atmosphere.
Full results are here: [U13 Girls] [U13 Boys] [U15]
There were two Championship best performances in the U15 girls, both by athletes with another year in the age group. Maisie Johns set a new shot 3kg record of 11.20m which will take some beating and Lily Bailey knocked over 1 second off the previous 4 lap time in recording 53.7secs. Both obviously may have the chance to improve their records next year!

15/2/19: The following teams and reserves have been chosen to represent Avon Schools at the English Schools Cross-Country Championships in Leeds on Saturday, 16th March. Congratulations to all selected: [Teams + Reserves Selected]. Selection for this event was very difficult this year, due to the cancellation of the South West Championships. We have to limit the numbers in each team to 8 (rather than the 10 picked for the South West event) and take into account proven athletes who were not available for previous rounds. In selecting the teams we have taken a number of factors into account and believe that we have made the correct decisions regarding the teams.

Full details about the event, including cost, kit, travel and payment, is contained in this [Letter to Athletes]
If you have been selected for the team, please would you:
(1) Complete and send this [Confirmation, Consent and Kit Email]. If you have trouble with this link, the Letter to Athletes details the information we need which you can cut and paste into an email.
(2) Pay online or post a cheque for event and kit fees (see Letter to Athletes for details)

If you are a Reserve, please would you [email us] to confirm that you would be able to stand by for this event up to Thursday 14th March.
If, for any reason, you cannot run, please [email us] as soon as possible.

Please remember that we are not posting out letters and forms, but are relying on you to email full details yourself. If you have trouble viewing any links, please contact [Neil Miller]

15/2/19 Refunds: If you paid for kit for the cancelled South West Championships, but will not be competing at the English Schools, you can either chose to have the kit anyway, or claim a refund. The £5 match fee is also refundable. Please complete this [preformatted email].
If you would like to receive your kit, it would be easiest if you could collect it from the secretary in Stoke Gifford (contact details will be sent in response).

Sunday 3/2/19: Bath Racecourse has posted a photo [on their Twitter feed].
Friday 1/2/19 12:15: Saturdays' South West Schools Championships in Bath has been CANCELLED. The site lies atop a plateau, and the road from the north (from the M4) is closed completely. Access is possible but perilous up a steep narrow hill from Bath. There is deep drifting snow on the site, which claimed the organiser's car this morning. Avon Schools AA regrets that we cannot hold a safe and fair event.

20/1/19 South West Schools Cross-Country Information. Avon Schools AA are proud to be hosting this year's event, which will take place at Lansdown Race Course, Bath BA1 9BU, on Saturday 2nd February. Click here for the [Site Map and Parking<] and [Course Map and Timetable] (updated 27/1/19) .

22/1/19 The following teams and reserves have been chosen to represent Avon Schools at the South West Schools Championships in Bath on Saturday, 2nd February. Congratulations to all selected: [Teams + Reserves Selected]

Full details about the event, including cost, kit, travel and payment, is contained in this [Letter to Athletes]

If you have been selected for the team, please would you:
(1) Complete and send this [Confirmation, Consent and Kit Email]. If you have trouble with this link, the Letter to Athletes details the information we need which you can cut and paste into an email.
(2) Pay online or post a cheque for event and kit fees (see Letter to Athletes for details)

If you are a Reserve, please would you [email us] to confirm that you would be able to stand by for this event up to Friday 1st February.
If, for any reason, you cannot run, please [email us] as soon as possible.

Please remember that this year we are not posting out letters and forms, but are relying on you to email full details yourself. If you have trouble viewing any links, please contact [Neil Miller]

22/1/19 Avon County Schools Cross-Country Results. These [results are here]. Please [let us know of any errors]. 25/1/19 Full results now available (with corrections), but still only times for first 12. Further times may follow.

16/1/19 Avon County Schools Cross-Country. The Avon County Schools Cross-Country Championships will be held this Saturday (19th January) at the Bristol Cathedral School Playing Fields, Beggar Bush Lane. The entrance to this is just before the Redwood Hotel and Country Club. The [course map and timetable is here], but please arrive early and be alert to any last minute changes. Parking on site is limited, so please share lifts, arrive early and be prepared to walk. Don't forget that the suspension bridge is shut this weekend

14/1/19 The Avon Schools Sportshall Championships will take place at the BGS Sports Centre on Saturday February 16th. Please see this [Letter to Athletes] for details.

26/10/18 This coming 2nd. February Avon Schools Athletics Association are hosting the South West Schools Cross Country Championships at Bath Race Course. We will need a great number of people to put the whole package together. If you can help in some way, or know of someone who can help out, please contact Ken Holmes.

10/10/18 We now have a provisional fixture list for 2018-2019 on our [fixtures page].

District championships, used as trials to send teams to the Avon Schools Championships in January, are as follows:

Tues 6th Nov BANES XC (Kingswood School, Bath)
Weds 7th Nov Bristol Schools XC (BGS Fields, Failand)
Thurs 8th Nov South Glos. XC (Blaise Castle)
Weds 21st Nov North Somerset XC (Hutton Moor)

Details will go out through schools (teachers only please consult the contact us page for district coordinators).

24/9/18 The AGM for Avon Schools Athletics Association will be held at Ashton Park School, Ashton, Bristol on Monday 8th October; 5.00pm for a 5.15pm start. The agenda for the meeting [is here]. It would be very helpful if at least one representative from each district should come along to this meeting.

 

24/9/18 WELL DONE to our Senior Girls' Heptathlon Team, who finished second in the English Schools Combined Events Championships in Bedford on 15th and 16th September. A [full report is here], and below a photo of the team, coaches and managers.

 

31/7/18 Well done to all those who represented Avon Schools at the South West Combined Events Championships in Yeovil on 23rd and 24th June. [Results are here], and a report on [the event is here]. This event doubled as the Avon Schools Championships, and the Avon Champions [are listed here].

 

31/7/18 Well done also to those who competed for Avon at a very hot English Schools Track and Field Championships in Birmingham on 13th and 14th July. Jess Lewis won the gold medal in the Junior Girls' Javelin in a championship best performance, while Luke Ball in the Junior Boys High Jump and Anna Burt in the Senior Girls 800m came away with bronze medals. We had 6 other top 8 finishers. Avon [results are here].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20/6/18 The following teams and reserves have been chosen to represent Avon Schools at the English Schools Championships in Birmingham on Friday and Saturday, 13th and 14th July. Congratulations to all selected: [Teams Selected]

Full details about the event, including cost, kit, travel and payment, is contained in this [Letter to Athletes].  Important: Please note that there is a full team meeting on Monday, 9th July, and that we are leaving on Thursday, 12th July (see letter for details).

If you have been selected for the team, please would you:

(1) Complete and send this [Confirmation, Consent and Kit Email]. Please DELETE items not required / add sizes for items required, see letter for sizes.  Please do NOT use strikethrough font!  If you have trouble with this link, the Letter to Athletes details the information we need which you can cut and paste into an email.

(2) Pay online or post a cheque for event and kit fees (see Letter to Athletes for details)

If, for any reason, you cannot take part, please [email us] as soon as possible.

Please remember that we are not posting out letters and forms, but are relying on you to email full details yourself.  If you have trouble viewing any links, please contact [Neil Miller]

 

17/6/18 Well done to everybody who competed for Avon Schools at the South West Championships yesterday, and thank you to all those who helped out.  Provisional [track results are here], and [field results are here].

The Avon Team for the English Schools Championships will be announced here on Wednesday afternoon (at the latest).  Sorry to make you wait, but there are a few details we need to finalise.

13/6/18 Helpers needed!  To ensure the event runs smoothly, every county must provide helpers for Saturdays SW Schools Championships in Exeter.  Avon provides the 'runners' who take results from officials to be processed, and onwards to be posted.  We need two more 'runners' (could be a job share).  We do have a lead who has done it before.  Any volunteers please contact [Jim Strudwick].

13/6/18 The timetable for Saturdays event in Exeter [is here].

 

10/6/18 The following teams and reserves have been chosen to represent Avon Schools at the South West Schools Championships in Exeter Arena on Saturday, 16th June. Congratulations to all selected: [Teams Selected]

Full details about the event, including cost, kit, travel and payment, is contained in this [Letter to Athletes]

If you have been selected for the team, please would you:

(1) Complete and send this [Confirmation, Consent and Kit Email]. Please DELETE items not required / add sizes for items required, see letter for sizes.  Please do NOT use strikethrough font!  If you have trouble with this link, the Letter to Athletes details the information we need which you can cut and paste into an email.

(2) Pay online or post a cheque for event and kit fees (see Letter to Athletes for details)

If, for any reason, you cannot take part, please [email us] as soon as possible.

Please remember that we are not posting out letters and forms, but are relying on you to email full details yourself.  If you have trouble viewing any links, please contact [Neil Miller]

 

10/6/18 I'm sorry for the change of format and loss of old news - Serif's server seems to be down.