English Schools Athletics Association Championships
Alexander Stadium, Birmingham
The ESSA Championships are considered the pinnacle of Youth Athletics. Some are of the opinion that they are of a higher standard than the UK Age Group Championships.
To get selected for your county is a great achievement and therefore congratulations go to:-
Stephen Awuah Baffour, Matthew French and Freya Bennett who have been selected for West Midlands.
And Jake Minshull, Emily Knox, Monica Davidson and Tally Smyj James who have been selected for Warwickshire.
Just looking at the records board for English Schools gives you an idea of the standard of athletics, where you will see names such as, Mark Lewis Francis, Michael Rimmer, Matt Hudson Smith, Jess Judd, Darryl Neita and Paula Radcliffe. The records read like the who’s who of British Athletics greats.
Good luck to you all and we look forward to reporting on your performances over a great weekend of athletics.