ESAA English Schools'
Cross Country Cup 2017

Welcome to the online entry system for the Cross Country Cup.

This facility is for use by teachers in schools in England only.

This is the only way to enter the competition, there are no postal entries. Note that only one entry per school is allowed and must include ALL the teams entered from the school - eg. it is not possible to make entries separately for girls and boys teams, and it is not possible to make a second entry to add in an extra team.


By making an entry online, you are entering a contract with the English Schools' Athletic Association.

Continuing on is acceptance that you understand that you become liable to pay for your entry. If you subsequently withdraw teams you still remain liable to pay for your entry. No refunds will be made on payments already made. If you withdraw after a round has been set up, you also remain liable for your share of the costs of staging that round.

Payment for your entry must be made in one of the following two ways:

  • Your school can pay for your entries by a BACS electronic payment (much preferred)
  • You can post a cheque to the ESAA
Details of how to pay will be shown on the receipt which will be displayed on completion of your entry - the receipt can be printed out and passed to your school secretary who should be asked to arrange payment for you.

You can check to see if your payment has been received by logging on to this site and entering your email address and password, the payment status will be updated approximately once per month as bank statements are received and processed. You can also view which other schools have entered from any County.

The following conditions of entry apply, and take effect immediately when you click the final Make this entry button:

  • You must be a teacher at your School

  • You need to have permission from your School's Principal before you make an entry

  • Your school must be prepared to host an event if asked to do so

  • You understand that this is TEAM competition, and not for individuals

  • You understand that you become liable to pay for your entry and your share of any costs incurred in staging the first round to which you are allocated

  • You acknowledge that you have read the competition rules as set out in the event brochure

How To Enter

Entering your teams for the Schools Cup Competition is a simple sequence
  1. Access the entry form by entering your school postcode. If more than one school is at the same postcode, you will be prompted to select your school from a list.
  2. You will then be asked to tick a number of boxes to confirm your acceptance of the conditions of entry, and to enter your name and email address at your school.
  3. If the email address you give is not recognised as being a valid address for your school, you will be prompted to check it, and contact the ESAA if you are sure it is correct.
  4. Check your school details, enter your contact details and which teams you wish to enter.
  5. You will then be sent an email acknowledging your entry, together with an Activation Code.
  6. An invoice will also be displayed with details of how to pay and what to do next - print two copies.
  7. Enclose one copy of the invoice with your cheque, or pass it to your school secretary so that the school can make an electronic BACS payment.
  8. You then need to log in via the Competition Progress option and follow the instructions showing how to enter your Activation Code - that is required in order to verify that you are a teacher.
You can keep the second copy of the invoice for your own reference - this also contains information about what to do next and how to access details of the competition progress.

You need to enter your Activation Code as detailed above in order to unlock access to all the administration facilities available to you and to view details of competitions, manage your teams, and declare their events.

By filling in the entry form you are making a contract with the ESAA and become liable to pay for your entry. You will need a printer available in order to print copies of your entries to pass to your school secretary or bursar, or to include with your cheque payment. Please don't continue unless your computer has a printer available.

Your school postcode