SIAB Schools Track & Field International 2021: Welsh Schools Update

Welsh Schools Athletic Association have provided an update for athletes, parents, teachers and coaches ahead of the SIAB Schools Track & Field International fixture in 2021 which has been moved to the end of the summer season in September. A Welsh Schools SIAB trial (under 17 age group only) will be held in July.

U17 School pupils are selected to represent their country at this annual event across all track and field disciplines - Welsh Schools, English Schools, Scottish Schools and Irish Schools with the competition held once in each of the four countries every four years.

This year's SIAB International was scheduled to take place in the middle of July but has moved to the end of the summer track and field season on Saturday 25th September 2021 at the planned venue in Derby, England. Welsh Schools organised the International at Swansea University Track in July 2019.

Ahead of the event on 25th September, Welsh Schools are planning to host a SIAB Trial event for the under 17 age group only (school years 10 and 11). Further details are available below.


SIAB Schools Track & Field International 2021:

Welsh Schools Update:


To be held at Penlan Arena, Brecon on Saturday 3rd July 2021

This will be by Invitation based on Power of 10 rankings on Monday, June 28th. Events will be straight finals with numbers in each event to comply with restrictions at that time. Athletes, parents, teachers and coaches are advised of the following:

  • Invites will be confined to those in school years 10 & 11 (ie the Under 17 age group).
  • Athletes will compete in one event only.
  • Athletes are asked to plan their competition programs so that they appear on Power of 10 by the deadline date.
  • Timetable to be made available following WSAA Executive meeting (June 11th)


It is important to stress that there will be no Inter-District competition, and since the event will NOT be an official WSAA Championships, no medals will be awarded. Athletes will need to compete in the vest of their school.

Schools’ athletes who are not members of Welsh Athletics clubs are asked to contact WSAA URGENTLY, so that they can be registered giving eligibility to compete at qualifying events – please email steve.jones@ws-aa.org with details of event/s and personal best performances.


SIAB Track and Field Welsh Schools Trial - Selection Criteria

Please be aware of the following:

  • Selection will be limited to those on the roll of a school in Wales during Summer Term 2021.
  • Selection will be limited to athletes in year 10 or 11 during Summer Term 2021.
  • First place in the Trial event (July 3rd) guarantees selection.
  • Additional athletes in each event will be decided from Power of 10 rankings on Wednesday, September 8th. (1 per event).
  • Relay teams will be selected based on Power of 10 rankings on Wednesday, September 8th.
  • Athletes who have left full-time education at the end of Summer Term (OR moved to full-time education in England) will remain eligible for selection.
  • Athlete’s results will show the school attended in Summer Term 2021.


The following competitions due to be held before the end of the Summer Term in 2021 are CANCELLED:

  • WSAA National T&F Championships – Saturday, July 3rd (Brecon)
  • NASUWT Cup & Plate Final – Wednesday, July 7th (Brecon)