Timeline of Events
This page is intended to help District Secretaries, teachers, parents, coaches and athletes understand the timescale and processes involved from District trials through to Cheshire Schools selection for Inter County and National events.
We aim to be as transparent as possible about how athletes are selected to represent Cheshire as many different aspects are taken into consideration. We hope this page helps to clarify how events throughout the year relate to each other.
DATE EVENT INFORMATION
SEPT / OCT District Cross Country Trials amongst each District's Top 20 athletes from each District / gender and age group are eligible for Secondary Schools and 6th Form Colleges selection by the District Secretary to compete in County XC Champs in January
OCT / NOV District Secretaries will inform the schools of which athletes District Secretaries organise Team Managers and officials to help at next
have been selected for the County Champs in January round and organise travel arrangements for the team if necessary
NOV District Secretary to attend CSAA AGM to receive info District Secretaries to feedback info from meeting to all schools in their
about forthcoming fixtures and venues area.
JAN CSAA County Cross Country match. 2 Team Managers and 3 officials needed from each District. All paperwork, instructions, athletes numbers and pins given out on the day. Results will be forwarded to District Secretaries which should be distributed to all schools.
CSAA selection committee will select County team based on CSAA will inform individuals and their schools of their selection. The team
positioning in our events as well as club fixtures, current will also be published on this website as soon as possible. This team will
form, availablility, age group, number of team places represent Cheshire at the ESAA XC Championships in March.
available. In the Minors age group the top 5 from each
District will be invited to run in the 'Dave Sunderland' Inter
MARCH ESAA XC Championships Depending on venue, team will travel together or meet at venue. Staff volunteers more than welcome to help team manage.
APRIL District Secretaries to attend CSAA Spring meeting to hear District Secretaries to feedback information to all schools in their area.
round up of results and receive info about forthcoming
fixtures and venues
APRIL / EARLY MAY District Secretary to organise athletics trials amongst schools Top 3 in each event eligible for selection. Detailed instructions will be sent
in their area for Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors. District regarding how to collate this information and declare it to Championship
Secretary to select District Team to compete at County Secretary. It is vital this is adhered to ON TIME. Coaches are NOT to enter Championships in June individual athletes for this event but direct your request through your District Secretary. A Junior or Intermediate athlete can only be entered for 1 event. A Senior can be entered for 2 events.
MID MAY District Secretary to inform schools of athletes selected Districts to organise staffing for next 2 rounds of the competition - the County Championships (5 people) and the Mason Trophy (2 people)
MID MAY District Secretaries to declare District team to Championship Some Districts use a rota to spread the load. Done effectively each school
Secretary with staffing details in the district should only have to do this event once every 5 years!!! Staff are needed throughout the day as events at the County Champs go on from 9.30am until 5pm so districts must ensure they have staff cover ALL day in whatever form - some do just morning, some just afternoon etc
END OF MAY Districts to organise District Track & Field Championships
for Minors (yr 7)
END OF MAY Entries for Combined events to be sent to Tony Browne Tony Browne will select a maximum of 4 athletes per age group and gender to represent Cheshire in the NW Regional Event to be held on the 4th
weekend in June . This will be done as a result of information sent by the
athlete and supported by their teacher or club representative.E
EARLY JUNE Championship Secretary will send out info and timetables for District Secretaries to distribute this to all schools in their area so individual
CSAA County T&F Championships athletes get the appropriate information
2ND SAT IN JUNE CSAA County Track & Field Championships Each event needs 4 or 5 officials for the safe running of the event so it is ESSENTIAL that Districts have staff in attendance. The event cannot run without the appropriate number of staff.
2ND SAT IN JUNE CSAA selection committee select the first County team for Individual athletes and their schools are informed of their selection.
the next competition - The Mason Trophy Inter Counties Top 2 from each event for Juniors and Intermediates are normally invited to the Mason Trophy. If athletes are unavailable we may invite 3rd or 4th placed athletes from the County Championships. Event results and team selection will appear on this website as soon as possible after the Championships.
2ND SAT IN JUNE Entries from District Secretaries for the Minors (Year 7) Districts will have held trials and selected top 3 from each event ( 2 for 800m) Track & Field Championships due to Championship to represent their District at the T&F Championships. Entry forms will have been Secretary sent out in advance with detailed instructions for completion. District Secretaries will have informed schools of athletes selected and organised staff (5) to officiate
3RD SAT IN JUNE Mason Trophy Inter Counties T&F Championships. First 2 staff from each District to attend to officiate. This event is usually in
outing for the Junior & IntermediateCheshire Team Birmingham.
against 9 other Counties
3RD SAT / SUN IN CSAA selection committee to select 35 athletes from Junior This is the final team drawn up from all the athletes who have competed
JUNE Intermediate & Senior athletes to represent Cheshire at the during the season. It is a very difficult selection process taking into account
ESAA Track & Field Championship in July National & Entry standards, age group, current form, performance in other
events THIS season and potential to reach Final at ESAA based on previous year's results. We base the selection on all information available to us including Power of 10 and information that the athletes have provided us with. We are only allocated 40 places at English Schools and some athletes inevitably miss out on selection but be assured EVERY athlete is considered very carefully before final selection is made. Individual athletes and their schools are informed of their selection and the team list becomes visible on the ESAA website within a week.
MID JUNE Programme for the CSAA Minors Championships is sent out District Secretaries to send information out to all schools in their area.
to District Secretaries
LATE JUNE CSAA Minors Track & Field Championships. Evening event 5 staff to attend from each District to officiate an event. Individual athletes
from which athletes will be selected for the next round- the and their schools will be informed of their selection for the next round.
Inter Counties T&F Championships.
EARLY JULY Minors Inter Counties T&F Championships This is the final event of the season for Year 7 selected to represent Cheshire
EARLY JULY English Schools Track & Field Championships This is the final event of the season for Junior, Intermediate & Senior athletes to represent Cheshire. Successful Intermediates at this event will be selected to represent England at the Internatinal Championships.