Wednesday 20th October 2021

Athletics Opening Match

Emirates Arena, 1000 London Rd, Glasgow, G40 3HG

The Scottish Student Athletics Opening Match is the first in the calendar for this coming year! This is a great opportunity to stretch your legs an encourage any newbies in the club to experience a relaxed, competitive environment.

Venue: Emirates Arena, 1000 London Rd, Glasgow, G40 3HG

Date: Wednesday 20th October 2021

Declarations: Declarations opens at 10am. Please register no later than 1 hour before your event. The  event timetable can be found HERE (times may change dependent on withdrawals)

Eligibility: Non-students have been allowed to enter as Guests, but are not eligible to qualify for Finals or Further Attempts in Field. Our Eligibility and Entry Guidelines document can be downloaded HERE

Entries: Entries are now closed. Only relay entries will be taken on the day – at £16 per team. Please bring exact change.

Pre-Event Information: All entrants have been sent a HERE detailing the specific details about the event, with the final timetable. Please note medals will not be awarded as this is a fun opener to the season.

Spectators: If you have any coaches who wish to spectate at the event next week, please note they will need to arrange a FREE ticket via our Eventbrite form HERE, which goes live on a first-come, first-served basis at midday on 14th Oct. This ticketing system is due to the limited seating capacity available and our need to be Track and Trace compliant.

We do not have space for more than 40 people, therefore the priority is coaches, parents then any others who wish to come along. We simply don’t have space for a large crowd of fans from your institution, so please be considerate of others so tickets reach those who need them most.

COVID-19 Precautions: SSS will ask you to read this Disclaimer and complete this Self-Declaration Form before arrival. Your participation is also subject to these Terms and Conditions, which state the protocols which will be followed on the day to keep you, and us, safe. The event will be carried out in accordance with the latest COVID-19 advice from the Scottish Government. A specific document regarding the protocols we are following to keep you safe can be found HERE

Results: You can view results as they happened on the online link here. For scrutinised results, please click HERE.

Congratulations to University of Edinburgh for winning the Appleton Trophy for the first time in 10 years! The Appleton Trophy Results can be found HERE.

Well done to Teddy Tchoudja from University of Strathclyde who broke the 9-year student indoor record with her throw of 12.66m!

Feedback: We appreciate all feedback on our events, so please take 2 minutes to complete this survey and let us know your thoughts after the event!

Stay In Touch! Please join the Scottish Student Athletics Facebook Page HERE or follow us on Instagram HERE to stay connected, using the hashtag #ScotStuAthletics!

Contact: All enquiries regarding this event should be sent to our Scottish Student Athletics Chair, Kirsten Mullen, on

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