Comprises an extensive sequence of minutes and meeting papers generated by the broad structure of committees which directed the actions of the AAA; financial records; a small amount of circular correspondence; publications, including an almost complete set from the AAA Championships; and ephemera. The papers demonstrate the changing nature of athletics during the 20th century. Later papers highlight AAA growing preoccupation with advertising and sponsorship deals, television contracts and the increasing problem of drug use to enhance performance and the need for effective dope testing procedures. Other papers discuss the debate, and final acceptable by the AAA, of the concept of a single governing body for athletics in the UK, which became the ill-fated British Athletics Federation.
The Inaugural Women’s Amateur Athletic Association Championships in Downham
Amateur Athletic Association of England, Records of - Archives Hub
The National Collegiate Athletic Association NCAA , founded in , is the major governing body for intercollegiate athletics in the United States and currently conducts national championships in its sponsored sports, except for the top level of football. Before the NCAA offered a championship for any particular sport, intercollegiate national championships in that sport were determined independently. Although the NCAA sometimes lists these historic championships in its official records, it has not awarded retroactive championship titles. Prior to NCAA inception of a sport, intercollegiate championships were conducted and usually espoused in advance as competitions for the national championship. Many winners were recognized in contemporary newspapers and other publications as the " national intercollegiate" champions. These are not to be confused with the champions of early 20th-century single-sport alliances of northeastern U.
Amateur Athletic Association of England
There is a photograph of the Polytechnic Ladies Athletic Club from that era which includes many of the women who featured at those first Championships in , including Hilda Hatt middle row 3rd from left , Florence Birchenough middle row 4th from left , and Sophie Elliott-Lynn front row, 2nd from left. For they held the first proper Championship meeting at the Oxo Ground which had opened in on 18 August There were new World Records by Mary Lines at yards and yards hurdles and for Edith Trickey for the yards walk. The Britain from Above site shows a vision of an Oxo sports day from 14 years later; there is more of a marked track then than there was in
These pages include results from each championship considered to be the principle national championships of England or Britain for each year. Team events were also held, in relays and tug-of-war, but are not yet listed here. The AAA was an open championships until and in , but in and since the championships have been closed, with foreign competitors allowed in the 10, metres and the marathon held in conjunction with the London Marathon but not placed in the championship. The old "UK Championships" which ran from was not the principle championships of the year. All medallists from this event may be found on gbrathletics.