Oxfordshire Schools' Athletic Association is responsible for organising District Schools' Championships. There are four districts in Oxfordshire:
- City (C)
- North (N)
- South (S)
- Vale (V)
Pupils are usually entered into District Championships by their PE teacher identifying athletic talent. The best performers at district level then compete at the Oxfordshire Schools' County Championships (track & field only). Pupils may then progress to represent Oxfordshire at a national level, see sections below.
The English Schools’ Athletic Association (ESAA) promotes the enjoyment of athletics in schools and is responsible for organising national championships. ESAA age groups for track & field, cross country and combined events championships are:
Junior – school years 8 & 9 (under 15)
13 or 14 years of age on 31st August at the end of the current school year.
Intermediate – school years 10 & 11 (under 17)
15 or 16 years of age on 31st August at the end of the current school year.
Senior – school years 12 & 13 (under 19)
17 or 18 years of age on 31st August at the end of the current school year.
Track & Field Championships
Selection: athletes must achieve the ESAA standard in their event before the deadline (about a month before the Championships). Performances outside the Schools' Championships are also considered.
The 2020 ESAA standards can be found here.
Oxfordshire is allocated a limited number of places for the Championships (based on the number of eligible school pupils in the County). This means achieving the ESAA standard does not warrant automatic selection for the County team; places are at the team managers’ discretion.
Will my local area schools' championships result be considered?
Results achieved at local/area schools' competition level will not be entered into the Power of 10 website due to the inability to ensure the standard of officiating and results recording meets the standards required for national rankings lists. Once the schools' competition reaches “county” level the standard of competition organisation allows us to accept the results submitted.
Track and Field
- 2021 Oxfordshire County (inc Schools) Event
Date: Saturday 12th June 2021
- 2021 ESAA T&F Championships
Dates: 9th - 11th July
Location: Manchester Regional Arena, Sport City, Manchester M11 3FF
Team Mangers: Celia O'Hara, Joe Bibby, Pete O'Keefe, Meg Lovick, Milly Clements, Amy Coe,
Cross Country Championships
Entry to the event is by virtue of athletes being selected by County Team Managers to represent their County. County Championships are normally held in late January or early February forming the basis of the County team selection.
- 2020 English Schools XC Championships
Date: Saturday 14th March
Location: Sefton Park, Liverpool
Team Manger: Milly Clements
The ESAA Combined Events are held over two rounds; regional rounds (6 regions in the UK) and the final. Selected athletes are normally already well known to the County Associations, through track and field performances.
Combined Events teams can have 4 athletes and at the Regional rounds, the highest scoring County team goes through to the Final, plus the two highest scoring individuals not otherwise in a team.
- 2020 ESAA Regional Round (Midlands)
Date: 27-28 June
Location: North Oxfordshire Academy, Banbury
- 2020 ESAA Finals
Date: 19-20 September
Team Manager: Pete O'Keefe