At the 2015 ESAA ACM the Association’s President, Pat Gillett, on her retirement from ESAA committees, was made the first Honorary Vice President of The English Schools’ AA for her services to the Association from 1985 to 2015.




ESAA Awards

At the 2016 November ESAA ACM the Association’s Secretary, Brian Baker, was awarded the first of the Association’s “Lifetime of Dedication to Schools’ Athletics” awards.

Unfortunately Brian was not able to receive his award until the ESAA Combined Events Championships in Boston in September 2017.

Brian’s roles within SSAA

and for ESAA are briefly:

from


to


1966

:

1969

SSAA  athlete

1975



First SSAA Committee Meeting


:

1977

Match Manager 1977 SIAB T&F International

(1977)

:

1981

Ground Secretary 1981 ESAA T&F Championships

1983

:

1986

SW Regional ESAA T&F Schools Cup Co-ordinator

1982

:

1987

SSAA T&F Boys' Senior Team Manager

1978

:

1988

SSAA Assistant Secretary

1979

:

1988

SSAA T&F Secretary

1984

:

1988

SSAA Coaching Secretary

(1985)

:

1988

Ground Secretary 1988 ESAA T&F Championships

(1989)

:

1991

Assistant Organising Secretary 1991 ESAA XC Championships



2005

SSAA Life Vice-President

2005

:

2007

SSAA Coaching Secretary

2002

:

2011

Somerset Badge secretary

(2009)

:

2012

Organising Secretary 2012 ESAA XC Championships

1996

:

2015

SSAA Senior XC Team Manager

2015

:

2017

SWSchAA Chairman

1979



SSAA T&F Championships' Secretary

1988



SSAA Secretary

1995



SSAA XC Secretary

2001



SWSchAA T&F Co-ordinator

2006



ESAA Combined Events Championships - Chief of Results

2013



SSAA Joint Coaching Secretary

2013



SSAA XC Championships' Secretary





(bracketed dates denote start of planning)

Pat's roles within County and English Schools Athletics






1953


Young spectator at National Track and Field Championships in Uxbridge

1954

:

1958

Competitor for Norfolk—Hurdles, Long Jump and 100 yards at ESAA Track & Field Championships

1958

:

1961

Norfolk Team Manager at ESAA Track & Field Championships


1963


Sussex Team Manager at ESAA Track & Field Championships

1980

:

1981

Chairman of London Schools'AA

1976

:

1982

London Team Manager at ESAA  Cross Country Championships

1976

:

1983

London Team Manager at ESAA Race Walking Championships

1966

:

1985

London Team Manager at ESAA Track & Field Championships


1987


England Track & Field Team Manager at Galashiels


1988


England Track & Field Team Manager at Swindon


1988


Team Manager at ESAA Athletes’ Easter Coaching Course at Loughborough


1989


England Track & Field Team Manager in Dublin


1989


England Team Manager at an event in Hull for BBC TV


1990


Team Manager at ESAA Athletes’ Easter Coaching Course at Loughborough

1971

:

1990

London Schools'AA Hon Treasurer


1992


Officiated at ESAA Cross-Country Cup Final


1998


SSAA Chairman


2001


SSAA Chairman


2005


SSAA Chairman


2008


SSAA Chairman

1986

:

2012

Officiated at ESAA  Cross Country Championships

1981

:

2014

Officiated at ESAA Track & Field Championships

1990

:

2014

Officiated at ESAA Track & Field Cup Final

1990

:

2015

South West Regional Secretary for ESAA Track and Field Cup Competition

1990

:

2015

SSAA Officials' Secretary

1990

:

2015

South-West Schools' AA Officials' Secretary

1985

:

2016

Elected to the Executive Committee of ESAA

1981



Vice President of London Schools' AA

2013



President of Somerset Schools Athletic Association

2015



Vice President of South-West Schools' AA