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ESAA History

Established in 1925, the ESAA is dedicated to promoting the enjoyment of athletics in schools, thus enhancing the moral and physical welfare of children, by providing the right environment so that hidden talent can be discovered and visible talent can be encouraged. It achieves this aim by organising some of the premier events in the Country, and by running an award scheme for pupils of all ages.

Virtually all the Senior English National Athletics team have grown up through ESAA competitions during their own school years: the GB Olympic Team in Sydney 2000 contained no fewer than 34 former ESAA Champions and nearly all the remaining English members of the Olympic squad competed in the ESAA Championships!