Sainsbury's 2015 School Games
Manchester 3-6 September
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Athletics has been part of both the Olympic and Paralympic Games since their inceptions. At the Sainsbury's 2015 School Games, competitors will take to the track and field over a series of running, jumping and throwing disciplines for what promises to be an action packed sports programme.

Athletics forms the fundamental basis and skills for participating in many other sports. If you look carefully, you will see similar motions and techniques that are adopted in many of the events that make up athletics being practised in sports like golf, tennis, hockey, football and rugby.

Over 350 athletes will compete at the Games as part of seven teams representing Northern Ireland and Scotland, with England represented by the Midlands, North East, North West, South East and South West. This inclusive format also features 20 disability events across the 58 event programme.

Did you know...?

"Diskos" was a Greek word meaning 'thing for throwing'. Metal or stone discoi were used for what became a standard event at the ancient Olympics.

Dick Fosbury is credited with the invention of the popular modern day technique for the high jump. He used his "Fosbury flop" to win the 1968 Olympic gold medal and set an Olympic record of 2.24m, taking advantage of the then new landing mats to land on his back.

Meet the Mentors

The Sainsbury's 2015 School Games will provide an opportunity to meet athletics mentors. The 2015 athletics mentors are Sam Ruddock and Daniel Caines.


The Sainsbury's School Games is positioned as a high-level competition opportunity for athletes participating in the under 17 (& U20 for disability) age group. With strong links to the existing schools athletics competition pathway, the event is in place to provide young athletes with the experience of a multi-sport competition environment.

Performances in school based athletics competitions remain the primary method of selection for athletes competing in the Sainsbury's 2015 School Games. However due to the nature of the sport, athlete selection will also be made based on performance in other major events and the Power of 10 rankings system. This approach allows the best athletes to enjoy the Sainsbury's School Games experience, whilst giving any young athlete at school the opportunity to qualify.

Please use the links below to see the 2015 selection policy and team boundaries.

Athletics Team Boundaries 2015

Athletics Selection Policy 2015

Event Listing

Event sport schedule

To view or print the Athletics schedule please click here

Contact Details

For any Athletics related enquiries please contact at UK Athletics.
United Kingdom Athletics
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Athletics Timetable

Athletics Schedule

See the Athletics Schedule for the Sainsbury's 2015 School Games here.
Athletics Results

Athletics Results

All Sainsbury's 2015 School Games athletics results will be available here during the event.
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