AAA Standards Awards Scheme
The agreement reached in 1996 between representatives of the AAA of England and the Celtic Countries in respect of the recognition of common Track and Field Standards essentially remains in force.
With the advent of databases of performances it has been decided to completely revise the standards tables every two years and to introduce standards for events which appear in the databases which have not previously appeared in the tables. The method of revising the tables has been to look at the total number of performances recorded in the databases and to try to pitch the standards such that the top 7.5% of performances would attain a grade 1 standard; the top 15% of performances a grade 2 standard; the top 30% a grade 3 standard; the top 65% a grade 4 standard.
The Standards for Senior athletes are for guidance only as there are no badges available for that age group.
The performance to be recognised must be achieved in the actual category of competition at
1) National, Territorial and County Championships:
2) at all Young Athletes and other League competitions,
Open Meetings and Inter-Club Trophy Meetings;
3) at other approved meetings: and 4) at ESAA National,
Regional and County Championships.