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Weds 7th February   LSAA Main Cross-Country Championship @ Wormwood Scrubs.  RESULTS.
Tues 6th March * LSAA Year7 & Year8 Cross-Country Championship @ Avery Hill. RESULTS.
Sat 17th March   English Schools Cross-Country Championships @ Leeds.
Weds 23rd May   LSAA Combined Events Championship @ Lee Valley Athletics Centre. RESULTS.
Sat 9th June * LSAA Main Track & Field Championship @ Battersea Park. RESULTS.
Tue 12th June * LSAA Year7 & Year8 Track & Field Championship @ Mile End. RESULTS.
Fri/Sat 13th/14th July   English Schools T&F Championships @ Birmingham (see below). RESULTS.
Mon 12 November   LSAA AGM @ Alleyns School.

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.
Borough Organisers & Dates of Borough Championships, correct as at 28th March 2018.

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 track and field team will be made available in the Spring of 2018.


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 World Junior Championships, the others had to withdraw because of injury or illness. So only 55 members of the team had achieved an ESAA standard which meant our original aim of finishing in the top three in the group A counties was unrealistic. However there were many performances to be proud of, some highlights being:

  • ·         8 individual gold medals (the highest number London have won this century), one individual silver and three individual bronze medals.
  • ·         Dominic Ogbechie created ESAA history being the first athlete to win three consecutive gold medals in three different events, this year he won the Intermediate Boys 200m in a time of 21.74.
  • ·         Amir Sultan-Edwards won the Junior Boys 300m in a championships best time of 34.81 which is a new UK and European Age 14 best. 
  • ·         The IG relay team won a silver medal
  • ·         The Intermediate Girls’ team were 1st in the 11  Group A counties, winning the Hendon Business Men’s Trophy;  Senior Girls’ team were  3rd
  • ·         WE came 6th overall in the group A counties, but only 8 points below 4th position.
  • ·         The five Intermediate gold medal winners were selected for the Schools International on 21st July – details below. Lucy Lewis-Ward had already been selected to represent London Schools in that competition in 3000m walk

At the Schools International in Grangemouth, Scotland on 21st July the London athletes performed exceptionally well:

Nayanna Dubarry-Gay won GOLD in 100m and 4 x 100m relay.

Kiah Dubarry-Gay won GOLD in 200m and 4 x 100m relay.

Nana Gyedu won GOLD in Shot Putt with a pb of 14.97m, earning her the David Littlewood Award for meritorious performance.

Oscar Heaney Brufal won GOLD in 400m Hurdles and 4 x 400m relay.

Dominic Ogbechie captained the England team and won GOLD in 200m and 4 x 100m relay.


The following athletes who have all represented London Schools competed in international championships during 2018. Congratulations to all of them on their performances which we are sure will inspire younger London athletes to emulate them in the future.

Seniors who competed for England at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia in April:

 PERRI SHAKES-DRAYTON competed in the 4 x 400m relay where the England women came 4th.

KATIE SNOWDEN reached the final of the 1500m where she ran 4:06.55 (her 2nd best time ever, in her first international final as a senior) to come 11th.

LORRAINE UGEN  came 4th in the Long Jump with a leap of 6.69m, after her indoor season was curtailed by injury. She was then, as reported in Athletics Weekly, "called up at short notice for the 4 x 100m relay where she held her nerve on the final leg to hold off a late charge from double Olympic champion, Elaine Thompson, to clinch a fantastic gold for the England women whose time of 42.46 set a new national record."

Under 17 and U20 athletes who competed in Internationals in July:

European Youth Championships at  Gyor, Hungary from 5-8 July:
DOMINIC OGBECHIE competed for GB in the High Jump winning GOLD with a leap of 2.16m.
OSCAR HEANEY BRUFAL competed for Gibraltar in 400m Hurdles, coming 5th in his heat.

World Junior Championships at Tampere, Finland from 10-15 July
KRISTAL AWUAH competed for GB in 100m where she ran a pb of 11.35 in her heat and came 3rd in final in 11.37 to win a BRONZE medal. She was also in the 4 x 100m relay team which won BRONZE.
VERA CHINEDU competed for GB in heats of 4 x 100m relay where the team came 2nd, qualifying for the final.
KATY-ANN McDONALD  competed for GB in 800m. In her semi-final she ran a lifetime best of 2:03.20 coming 2nd to qualify for the final where she was 7th in  2:04.08.

Welsh International at Cardiff on 25th July:
ALEXANDRA BROWN competed for England South and won the 1500m in a time of 4:28.12 (her second fastest time ever)
LEANZA DWAAH competed for England South, coming 3rd in 100m in 12.35.
BRANDON MINGELI competed for England South, coming 5th in 100m in 11.12.
LUKE OKOSIEME competed for England South, coming 4th in High Jump with 1.88m.

Seniors who competed in the European Championships in Berlin in August.

Four athletes competed for GB:

DARYLL NEITA was 4th in semi-final of 100m in11.27 and ran in heat of 4 x 100m relay helping the GB women to the final, where they won gold

DIVINE OLADIPO was 10th in her pool in Shot Putt, with throw of 15.78m

LORRAINE UGEN was 9th in final of Long Jump with 6.45m

ALEX YEE was 14th in 10,000m in 28:58.86

One athlete competed for Portugal:

VICTOR-RICARDO DOS SANTOS SOARES was 3rd in semi-final of 400m in pb of 45.14 and came 7th in final in 45.78.

Annual Letter to Schools dated 7.11.2017 (MS Word 155k)

School's 2018 Affiliation Form (MS Word 146k)

2017 Activities and Achievements Review (MS Word 58k)

Click here to find names and email addresses of borough organisers, correct as at 13 November 2017.



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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