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Organised by

Sydney East Schools Sports Association

Sport type

Secondary Athletics


Tuesday, 4 August 2020 to Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Method of entry

Zone team

Entry instructions

Zone - Zone team lists need to be provided to the Sydney East convener as soon as possible following the zone championships (at least 2 weeks prior to the Sydney East championships).

Cost info

$7.00 per student


This event includes specific activities for people with disabilities who are classified through the appropriate sport association

Event venue

Sylvania Waters Athletics Field

Street address

Belgrave Esplanade


Sylvania Waters



Post Code


Wet Weather Information: refer to the Sydney East Schools Sports Association Facebook page and Team App.

Sydney East Schools Sports Association sporting values are defined as: respect, team work, excellence, fair play

Team Member Financial Obligations:

Team members who are deemed to be unfinancial will be ineligible for selection until they have met their financial obligations. Individuals in the secondary program will also be ineligible for consideration to receive an association blue.

Students must compete at the Sydney East championships in order to allow them to be considered for selection in the Sydney East team to compete at the state championships, unless they are:

i) competing at a higher level school sporting competition

In this case, a request for consideration for inclusion in the Sydney East team must be presented to the convener at least one week prior to the Sydney East carnival. This is to be verified/endorsed by the student's Principal and Zone/District convener listing the student's Zone/District performance. 

The student’s Zone/District performance will be scored against the competitors at the Sydney East carnival. Inclusion in the Sydney East team under these circumstances is subject to meeting the relevant NSWPSSA/NSWCHSSA entry processes. Submitting a consideration for inclusion does not guarantee inclusion in the Sydney East team.

ii) the first three place getters will be considered for selection into the Sydney East representative team. In case of a tie for third place the convener shall determine selection for the third position using the following criteria:

a) field: the tie will be resolved at the event.

b) track: heat and semi-final times will first be considered. If the tie is still not resolved the position will be resolved by the toss of a coin.

iii) if the prevailing conditions preclude the coordination of an event at the venue on the day, competitors will be invited to submit times/heights/distances to be considered. These submitted entry marks may be from the zone championships, or may be from competitions endorsed by NSW/Australian affiliated athletics championships. However, they must have been achieved in the same year of competition prior to the Sydney East championships, and must be ratified by the school principal of the school that the student attends as well as the zone convener.


Please note: A request for consideration of entry by submission does not necessarily result in a student being selected in the Sydney East team to compete at the NSWCHSSA championships. 

Entry Track Events: Zones are permitted to enter 3 competitors per event, with the exception of 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 1500m/3000m walks and relays where only 2 entries will be accepted.
200m/400m Hurdles: Entries for these events must be included in Zone team lists provided to the Sydney East convener prior to the carnival.

Entry Field Events: Zones are permitted to enter 2 competitors per event.

Steeple Chase and Pentathlon:  Nominations will be taken (the two days of competition up to 12 noon on the second day) at Sylvania Waters Athletics Field for these events.

Zones are responsible for team selection

Championship Organisation:
1. All track events will be run as time trials. The fastest times will determine the place getters in each event.
2. The Hurdle events and Walk events will be held at the same time.
3. In all field events competitors shall have three attempts only.
4. All 400m events will be conducted on day 1 of the championships 4 August 2020.
Students with Disabilities: The NSWCHSSA encourages students with intellectual, physical and sensory disabilities to participate in the athletics program. Contact should be made with the executive officer to ascertain procedures for inclusion in such events by two weeks prior to the championships. 

Download the multi-class entry form (PDF 390KB).

NSWCHSSA Championships: The Sydney East team to compete at the NSWCHSSA state championships will be selected and announced following the Sydney East athletics championships. They will be held on 2 - 4 September 2020 at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre Homebush.

The selection of the Sydney East team will be advised.

Officials: Applications are called for officials. The teacher application form must be completed and returned by one week prior to the championships.

Download the teacher officials nomination form (PDF 204KB).

Social Media Policy:
The Sydney East Schools Sports Association recognises the importance of social media and participating in these conversations. We encourage the staff, students and their families in the Sydney East SSA to build safe and positive online communities through the appropriate use of technology. We encourage the promotion of the positive experiences gained as a representative of Sydney East Schools Sports Association including through social media.

Download the Secondary Athletics Program of Events (PDF 149KB).

Position Full Name School Name Email Phone
Convener Dave Haggart Kogarah High School 9587 5815
Assistant Convener Gordon Moncrieff St George Girls High School 9587 5902