Alexander Stadium gets set to host the English Schools' Athletics Championships - the 4th largest athletics event in the world!

Taking place this Friday and Saturday 12-13 July, England Athletics are proud supporters of this special event that brings today's exceptional young talent together; the future stars of our sport.

The weekend's events will showcase some of the best athletes in each county in England, competing for the honour and title of best athlete in the country, in their event and age group. Entry to the event is by virtue of athletes being selected by County Team Managers to represent their County.

Nearly all the British Olympic Athletics team members have featured in the ESAA Championships, many of which have gone on to win individual Olympic and World Championship medals including multiple gold medallists Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Kelly Holmes and Greg Rutherford, to name-drop a few!

Chris Jones, England Athletics CEO, said: "We have supported the revered English Schools' Track and Field Championships for more than a decade now and it is a partnership that we are particularly proud of, a competition that is the envy of school sport across the globe. For many decades we have seen the aspiring senior champions of tomorrow take their formative steps towards senior success at these championships. Whilst of course this is only a progression step on the way to future glory, these championships also play a key role in participation and retention, in terms of inspiring and retaining young athletes to continue to participate and progress in track and field. Clubs, coaches, volunteers and competition providers play a key role in ensuring that the experience for our budding hopefuls is an enjoyable one and one that will keep them coming back for many more years to come."

It is an event that young athletes aspire to, giving them a fierce competitive flavour of all that can come, if they continue to work hard and progress in their chosen discipline. A great sporting show that you can be part of, support and spectate… more details of the how, what, when and where below:

Key Event Details

Date: Friday 12 and Saturday 13 July 2019

Location: Alexander Stadium, Walsall Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 2LR

Time: from 10am

Athletes competing

Juniors (under 15)
Intermediates (under 17)
Seniors (under 19)

Follow this link to view the full list of athletes competing by county

Event Timetable

Click here to download the timetable, available in pdf format. Note: the timetable is subject to change.


Tickets can be ordered online via the Midland Counties AA ticket provider Tickets can also be purchased at the stadium on the day.

  • Adults: £12.50 (Friday), £15 (Saturday), £25 (two day pass)
  • Concessions: £6 (Friday), £7 (Saturday), £12 (two day pass)
  • Pre-booked programmes: £4 (£5 on the day)

 Concession tickets are available for students in full-time education (any age), people aged 60+ years, children under 16 years of age and anyone registered disabled (and their carer).

Follow on social media

You can also follow the action over the weekend on our social media channels. Be sure to like, comment, share our posts to be part of it, all the links you need below:

Live streaming from Vinco will also be available if you can't make it to Birmingham.