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SSAA. Somerset Schools Athletic Association. The Website. somersetschoolsathletics.org.uk. somersetschoolsathletics.org.uk. somersetschoolsathletics.org.uk. Today. From School PE lesson to International Athlete. There are approximately 60 secondary schools or colleges in the county.

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SSAA

Somerset Schools Athletic Association


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The Website

somersetschoolsathletics.org.uk

somersetschoolsathletics.org.uk

somersetschoolsathletics.org.uk


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Today


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From School PE lesson

to

International Athlete

  • There are approximately 60 secondary schools or colleges in the county.

    • We communicate with ALL either by:

      • Area Secretaries

      • SSAA Secretary

      • Championship Organisers

      • SSAA Team Managers


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  • Schools, therefore, know about our activities.

  • But our activities are also posted on the SSAA website for ALL to see :

    • Students

    • Parents

    • Coaches

    • Teachers

  • We also have a very good relationship with the Athletic Clubs within the County.

  • They too are informed of our activities so they can inform their

    • Athletes


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    • By taking part today YOU are now part of the Association.

    • Keep asking your teachers for information about :

      • Cross-Country

      • Track & Field

      • Combined Events

  • Because the first step on the ladder is to be entered by your school into an Area Championships.

  • Having had their championship the area selects a team to compete at the County Championships – that’s when you start to meet us.


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    County Cross-Country Championships

    Maximum of 480 competitors

    Maximum of 60 competitors per race


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    County Track & Field Championships

    Maximum of 600 competitors

    Maximum of 16 competitors per event


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    County Combined Events Championships

    Possibly 350 competitors.

    Possibly 50 competitors per event.

    The largest event of its kind in Europe? The World?

    The ‘Happy’ Championships

    The ‘Helping’ Championships


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    At the County Championships there are presentations

    and some form filling – so we can communicate with you.


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    From the County Championships we select teams to compete at the:

    South-West Championships

    • There is a limit to the number of athletes we can select :

      • Cross- Country – age group teams of 10

        • Whole team of 80 athletes

        • Maximum of 70 competitors per event

  • Track & Field – a maximum of 3 competitors per event

    • A maximum of 130 competitor places

    • Giving usually a whole team of about 115 athletes

    • Maximum of 21 competitors per event

  • Combined Events – age group teams of 4

    • Whole team of 24

    • Maximum of 32 competitors per event

    • Plus Race Walk competitors


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    Following the SW Championships we select teams to compete at

    The ESAA National Championships.

    • There is a limit to the number of athletes we can select :

      • Cross- Country – age group teams of 8

        • Whole team of 48 athletes

        • Maximum of 368 per event

  • Track & Field – a maximum of 3 competitors per event

    • Whole team of 25 athletes

    • Usually no more than 24 competitors per event

  • Combined Events – SW winning age group teams of 4

    • plus high placed individuals not in winning team

    • Maximum of 42 competitors per event

    • Plus walking competitors


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    • We are very proud of the way we do things:

      • We travel as a team

      • We stay in high quality accommodation

      • We wear a distinctive kit

      • We give options of kit bags and ties

      • We enjoy working with you

      • We organise and arrange so you go to your start - PREPARED

      • YOU gain success

      • We share with you that success


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    National Cross-Country mass start


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    National Track & Field in Alexander International Stadium


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    National Combined Events

    The whole team working for each other :

    athletes, team managers, coaches, officials, parents


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    National Cross-Country Success


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    National Track & Field Success


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    National Combined Events Success


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    Big trophies to be won

    Personalities to meet


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    Athletic Organisation

    International

    Nats

    Cornwall

    Devon

    Dorset

    Avon Gloucestershire

    Wiltshire

    SW

    County

    Yeovil

    Sedgemoor

    Area

    Taunton

    Mendip

    School


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    The Numbers Game

    * Standard should be achieved


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    CROSS-COUNTRY INTERNATIONALS

    Emily Smith – Junior Girl National Champion

    2010.

    SIAB International - Truro

    Sam Sommerville – England International

    2012

    SIAB International - Glasgow

    Oliver Fox –England Captain

    2013

    SIAB International - Llandeilo


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    TRACK & FIELD INTERNATIONALS

    Jimi Tele - International Triple Jump 2010

    Robin Danaher – SIAB Javelin Champion 2010

    Blair Brown – International Steeple Chase 2010

    Ronnie Wells – SIAB 100m Champion 2011


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    COMBINED EVENTS INTERNATIONALS

    Harry Hall

    Amy Cooper

    2010

    Brendon England-Frost

    JordannaMorrish

    2012


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    ESAA Standards

    All standards are on the ESAA and SSAA websites and in full in the ESAA Handbook


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