SIAB Track & Field 2022 - Belfast - Saturday 16 July
About International Events
SIAB Cross Country Championships
The ESAA fields National teams in the Schools International Athletics Board (SIAB) competitions which involve England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Cross Country teams are selected at Junior (Under 15) and Intermediate (Under 17) levels. The Track & Field team is for Intermediates only (Under 17).
Teams are selected during and immediately after the National Championships, and the successful athletes are informed at those Championships.
Combined Events teams are usually selected for the Indoor Combined Events Pentathlon from the ESAA Combined Events Championships where four athletes in the Junior and Intermediate age groups compete.
ESAA can also invite up to three individual school teams to participate in these events.
Schools cannot directly enter international competitions.
Schools are only able to directly enter the Track and Field School’s Cup and Cross-Country Cup.
Athletes are selected for their county Schools’ team to participate in the ESAA Track and Field Championships, the Combined Events and Race-Walking Championships and the Cross-Country Championships. There is a maximum size for county teams:
Group A – 70 athletes
Group B – 40 athletes
Group C – 32 athletes
Group D – 24 athletes