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It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Gwyn Williams (London / South East England UK School Games Team Manager, President of London Schools AA, and a friend to many people involved in athletics). Anthony Soalla-Bell says "Gwyn was involved with London Schools for more than 40 years in so so many different roles, and with the UK School Games since its inception, and I am sure that I have not included everyone here who should know this sad news. Many, many athletes over the years have spoken so highly of Gwyn, we the LSAA, are thinking of the most appropriate way to pass on this sad, sad news, probably via social media, and the club, and County Schools networks. I will always be so grateful to Gwyn for his many, many gems of wisdom, his unique way of dealing with situations, his stories, and his sense of humour! I know many of you will feel the same."

Weds 6th February   LSAA Main Cross-Country Championship @ Wormwood Scrubs. RESULTS (90k xlsx).
Tues 5th March * LSAA Year7 & Year8 Cross-Country Championship @ Avery Hill. RESULTS (21k xlsx).
Sat 16th March   English Schools Cross-Country Championships @ Leeds – all athletes must travel with the team. LONDON TEAM
Thurs 23rd May   LSAA Combined Events Championship @ Lee Valley Athletics Centre. RESULTS (276k xls).
Sat 8th June * LSAA Main Track & Field Championship @ Battersea Park. RESULTS (200k xls).
Tues 11th June * LSAA Year7 & Year8 Track & Field Championship @ Mile End. RESULTS (161k xls - revised 6/7/19).
Fri/Sat 12th/13th July   English Schools T&F Championships @ Birmingham (see below).
Mon 11th November   LSAA AGM @ Dulwich College.

LSAA             London Schools Athletic Association
ESAA             English Schools Athletic Association             LSAA team managers will select and enter teams for the ESAA championships. Individuals cannot enter themselves.

*     denotes LSAA inter-borough championships. . PLEASE ensure therefore that your school has affiliated to LSAA and enters a team in the relevant borough championships (click on link below to find names and email addresses of borough organisers). This will give athletes the best possible chance of being selected for their borough team.

For the other two LSAA championships affiliated schools can enter teams, or individuals. Entry forms are sent out early in the appropriate school term.

ESAA Championships - selection for these is primarily based on performances at the main London Schools championships. Athletes cannot enter themselves – selection is by a very experienced panel from the LSAA committee. Further information regarding selection for the London team is provided here.

Borough Organisers & Dates of Borough Championships, correct as at 2nd April 2019.

ENGLISH SCHOOLS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BIRMINGHAM, 12/13 JULY 2019. Congratulations to all the athletes who competed at Birmingham this year.  We took a team of 69 athletes to these Championships. Seven athletes originally selected for the team were unavailable  – one was selected for the European Junior Championships, the others had to withdraw because of prebooked holidays or injury. Only 52 members of the team had achieved an ESAA standard before we travelled to ESAA but another 8 achieved entry standard for the first time this year at the championships, a great achievement.  There were many performances to be proud of, some highlights being:

  • ·         Four individual gold medals, five individual silver and four individual bronze medals.
  • ·         The IG, SG and JB relay teams won silver medals
  • ·         The SG relay team ran the fastest ever time by a London Schools SG team AND they broke the championships record set in the heat by Essex so they ran the second fastest time ever by a SG relay team at ESAA championships
  • ·         The Senior Girls’ team were 1st in the 11  Group A counties, winning the Joan Hayward Cup;  the Junior Boys’ team were  3rd  
  • ·         WE came 6th overall in the group A counties, but only 6 points below 5th position.
  • ·         Alexandra Brown, our Girls’ captain, added a bronze medal to her ESAA medal tally. Alex was competing in her 6th consecutive English Schools 1500m final where she has won two gold medals, two silver medals, one bronze medal and was 5th in 2014 when in year 8. A fantastic record!
  • ·         The four Intermediate gold and silver medal winners were selected for the Schools International – details below. Alex MacHeath had already been selected to represent London Schools in that competition in the Race Walk.
Performances by London athletes.

At the Schools International Meeting in Swansea on 20th July:

Nana Gyedu was the England Schools Girls Captain and set a new Meeting Record when winning the Shot Putt with a season’s best throw of 15.64m.

Jeriel Quainoo won gold in 200m, 21.74, and 4 x 100m relay.

Oliver Bright won silver in 1500m, 3:56.15.

Daniel Falode won gold in Triple Jump, 15.21m and won the David Littlewood Award for best performance of the day by a male athlete”.


The following athletes who have all represented London Schools competed in international championships during 2019. Congratulations to all of them on their performances which we are sure will inspire younger London athletes to emulate them in the future.

At the European U23 championships at Gӓvle, Sweden from 11-14 July:
 KRISTAL AWUAH competed for GB and was 6th in 200m final with a time of 23.66
DIVINE OLADIPO competed for GB and was 4th in Shot Putt final with a throw of 16.79m, an outdoor season’s best
MICHELLA OBIJIAKU competed for Italy and was 9th in Shot Putt final with a throw of 15.56m.

At the European U20 championships in Boras, Sweden from 18-21 July:
SASKIA MILLARD competed for GB and was 5th in 3000m final with a time of 9:33.77.
NAYANNA DUBARRY-GAY competed for GB in the heats of the 4 x 400m relay where they came 2nd and qualified for the final

The following athletes have been selected to represent GB in the European Team Championships at Bydgoszcz, Poland from 9-11 August:
DARYLL NEITA      in 100m and 4 x 100m relay

KRISTAL AWUAH  in 4 x 100m relay

Annual Letter to Schools dated 14.11.2018 (MS Word 156k)

School's 2019 Affiliation Form (MS Word 146k)

2018 Activities and Achievements Review (MS Word 33k)

Click here to find names and email addresses of borough organisers, correct as at 2nd April 2019.



Dan Coffey Award for the outstanding London individual at the ESAA cross-country championships first awarded in 2017. Presented to Julia Tomczak by LSAA President Gwyn Williams.
In the memory of Sylvester Akpalara, (a very talented runner, who competed several times for London Schools, and tragically lost his life in 2010), the LSAA created an annual award which is for the athlete who embraces the spirit of the 'English Schools Track & Field Championship'. The first receipient of the award is Victor Dos Santos Soares. Here is Victor receiving his award from the Association's Chairman, Gwyn Williams, at the '2011 Sainsbury's UK School Games'.

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