Sportshall Athletics Borough Championships Yr 5/6


Kings College School

Southside, Wimbledon Common, London, SW19 4TT

Competition date

15th Dec 2023 @ 9:15 AM - 3:30 PM

Team requirements

  • Age: Year 5/6
  • Schools must bring exactly 9 boys & 9 girls.
  • Open to all primary schools in the Borough, however there are a limited number of spaces available.


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Borough Championships

Competition type

Competitions and Festivals

This event will be held over two sessions:

  • AM Session: 09.15 – 12:00

  • PM Session: 12.45 – 15.30

Please note the extended timings for this event. You will be notified closer to the event which session you will be competing in.


  • This is a Borough Championships event.
  • Schools may choose EITHER a Borough Championships OR a Development Competition per each sport, on the initial booking date of:
  • Monday 11th September 2023 at 5pm
  • They can then book onto the other event, should they wish to for another set of children, on the open booking date, a week later on:
  • Monday 18th September 2023
  • If an event is full, schools will be placed on a waiting list and be notified of this.
  • MSSP will contact schools should places become available in the build-up to events.

Event Eligibility

  • This is a Borough Championships event.
  • Schools are encouraged to select their strongest squad.
  • School squads should be well prepared and have time to practise with the competition rules before attending this event.
  • There is also a Sportshall Athletics Development Competition event being delivered this year.
  • Please consider the most appropriate event for your pupils to attend before registering as you may only be able to take part in one event if entrees exceed capacity.
  • Schools cannot select the same pupils for the Development Competition and the Borough Championships. In the instance that a Championship team player is also played in a Development Competition team, the team will not be able to progress to a medal winning position.
  • If our Championship events exceed their capacity for school entrees, priority will be given to schools who are not registered for the Development Competition.
  • It is our aim to ensure all schools can access at least one of the events.

Team Requirements & Eligibility

  • Age: Year 5/6
  • Schools must bring exactly 9 boys & 9 girls.
  • Open to all primary schools in the Borough, however there are a limited number of spaces available.
  • This event will be held over two sessions.
  • You will be notified closer to the event which session you will be competing in.
  • Spectators will not be permitted entry and should be informed of this when letters are sent to parents.

Kit & Equipment

  • Runners of the same school should wear the same colour tops/bibs.
  • No jewellery permitted.
  • All children must wear appropriate footwear.

Staffing and Spectators

  • Spectators will not be permitted entry. Primary schools must inform parents in advance when inviting students to take part.
  • On any school sites: Spectators will not be permitted entry to any school/private sports facilities. Primary schools must inform parents in advance when inviting students to take part.  All staff attending the event must have enhanced DBS clearance and have been fully vetted by their primary school. DBS numbers, full name and school will be required in advance by the host school.


  • Each child must compete in 2 track & 2 field events.
  • Team sheets must be completed and handed in at registration.
  • Descriptions of all events are below.
  • All events will have separate boys and girls competitions.
  • IMPORTANT TO NOTE – Athletes are not allowed to Forward Roll in Over/Under or Obstacle Relay races. Batons/bean bags should be exchanged.

Track Events

Field Events

1 + 1 Lap Relay –

Two athletes complete one lap each.

Chest Pass –

Throw the ball as far as possible from standing (2 attempts).

2 + 2 Lap Relay –

Two athletes complete 2 laps each consecutively.

Vertical Jump –

Stand with back and heels against the wall, arms above head, mark height.

Then jump with chalk to measure actual height jumped (2 attempts).

6 Lap Paarlauf –

2 athletes run in turn over 6 laps.

Athletes can choose the order and the number of laps they run.

Speed Bounce –

Jump two footed from side to side over the barrier.

As many jumps as possible in 20 seconds (1 attempt).

Obstacle Relay –

Obstacles are placed along a linear track in one direction, with a straight run home in the opposite direction. Four athletes compete.

Standing Long Jump –

Two footed jump as far as possible from standing (2 attempts).

Over/Under Relay –

As above only with tunnels and hurdles. Four athletes compete.

Standing Triple Jump –

One long hop, long step onto opposite foot, then long jump to stand on two feet.

From standing (2 attempts).

4 x 1 Lap Relay –

Four athletes complete 1 lap each.

Soft Javelin –

The javelin is thrown from a standing position with both feet behind the throwing line and in contact with the floor.

Competition Format

  • Schools will compete in the same group for all events. They will move round the events as per timetabled in the event brochure.
  • Athletes’ scores from each group will be recorded in each event for comparison to provide the overall event winners.

Draw Format

  • The draw will be randomly selected. There is no seeding for this event.


  • Winners: GOLD medal, certificates and Trophy.
  • Runners Up: SILVER medal and certificates
  • 3rd Place: BRONZE medal and certificates
  • REFSPECT winners – Certificate
  • Participation certificates will be presented to all participants.


  • Boys’ and girls’ results will be added together to get an overall team score.
  • The results of the winners from both sessions will be compared to provide an overall winner.
  • Results and event report will be available on the news webpage within 24 hours of the event ending.

Winner’s Pathway

  • The overall winner will represent Merton at the Sportshall Athletics London Youth Games. Details to be confirmed.

NGB Info

MSSP Duty of Care 

MSSP have a duty to take all measures that are reasonable in the circumstances to ensure the health, safety, wellbeing and welfare of all participants and any other attendees involved in the relevant event. MSSP have tried to ensure that all reasonable steps have been taken in its duty of care being discharged, and to the requisite standard of care, MSSP have ensured the following guidance and actions have been adhered to and carried out: 

  • That the advice of the UK Government and public health authorities has been followed 
  • That the bespoke guidance and protocols issued by the relevant NGB, federation and/or umbrella organisation (if applicable) have been followed. 

Safeguarding and DBS 

MSSP acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and the requirements of the Partnership’s host organisation, the Harris Federation. 

We recognise that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. We aim to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all children and young leaders: 

  • have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport or physical activity at MSSP events in a safe and child centred environment
  • are protected from abuse whilst participating or officiating at MSSP events 

All MSSP staff at the event are fully vetted and enhanced DBS checked. It is the schools’ responsibility to ensure any staff and volunteers who attend the event comply with the host venue safeguarding and welfare policy and can provide documentation to support this on request.  

Spectators will not be permitted entry to school/private sports facilities and should be informed of this when letters are sent to parents. In order to safeguard children at our events, we will only allow entry to parents if they have been DBS checked and vetted through safer recruitment procedures and authorised to attend by your school. The school will maintain responsible for them at all times. At public sites such as parks we will section off an area for the public where parents that are not with the school party may spectate from. 

For more information regarding MSSP’s safeguarding, please click here 

If you have any concerns about a child at our event please make sure you say something. The MSSP safeguarding team contact details will be on display at all events or for more information on who to speak to please click here 

Please see attached Risk Assessment in the ‘Resources’ sections for event specific planning and considerations.


MSSP values the contributions by all those involved in making our events a FUN, safe and enjoyable environment for children to take part in sport. To ensure our events continue to be successful we promote our REFSPECT campaign. We expect everyone attending our events to maintain respect for the rules, officials, opponents, teammates and themselves. Only designated staff and volunteers will be allowed on the side-lines. All spectators are to remain behind the barriers, providing positive support and encouraging a fun and fair event.  

For more information about REFSPECT and codes of conduct for attendance at our events, please click here

If any staff, adults or children are deemed to be in breach of our REFSPECT codes of conduct they will be asked to leave the event and the Head Teacher of the relevant school will be informed immediately.

Photo Consent 

Photographs will be taken at this event by staff members from MSSP and may be used for promotional material. If you have any children that do not have permission to be photographed, please inform a member of staff before the start of the event. 

Please ensure your school only take photographs of their own students and do not share any photos of other children on social media without consent from that school.  

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First Aid 

MSSP will have a basic first aid kit and qualified person at all events but will not be available to tend to less urgent first aid, as they will be delivering the event. As part of the school’s risk assessment a qualified first aider should be with the school team at all times (including travel) to tend to their children during the event.  

Comments, Compliments and Complaints 

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