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Encyclopedia > Amateur Athletic Association

The Amateur Athletic Association of England (formerly simply the Amateur Athletic Association) or AAA (pronounced 'three As') is the oldest athletics organization in the UK, having been established in 1880. In the past, it has effectively overseen athletics throughout Britain. Now it supports regional athletic clubs and works to develop amateur athletics in England.

The AAA Championships (widely regarded as the de facto British national championships) have been held annually since 1880 (with breaks for the two world wars). The 2006 AAA Championships were incorporated, along with the UK Championships, within the Norwich Union European Trials – with the first two eligible UKA elite standard athletes in each event qualifying for the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team to take part in the European Championships. Official logo The 19th European Championships in Athletics were held in Gothenburg, Sweden, between August 7 and August 13, 2006. ...

External links

  • Official site
  • The AAA Championships
  • A history of British athletics governing bodies
  • Statements in advance of the 2006 Norwich Union European Trials & AAA Championships

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AAA Standards and others... (269 words)
In Athletics the Amateur Athletics Association of England (AAA) has developed a series of "Common Standards" by event, age group and gender which are used as a guide to a Young Athlete's performance.
The AAA have a system of awarding Certificates and Badges (Badges have to be purchased, whereas Certificates are free) according to these standards.
Athletics Weekly Grades are published in the same tables as AAA Common Standards.
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