Officials are fundamental to the success of any competition whatever the discipline. The County has a small group of officials who are always in demand. For this reason we are in need of more people to take up this very rewarding job.
Whether you are a parent , a teacher, an athlete or just an enthusiast the County Association will be willing to give support and advice with regards to gaining an officials qualification.
There are Level 2 Track and Field Officials courses being held in Salisbury on Saturday 17th March, these courses take the form of a generic session followed by a specific session – as selected by the attendee - on Field Judging, Track Judging or Timekeeping.
- Location: South Wilts Grammar School, Stratford Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire
- Cost: £15
- Course Code: MO0208FD(Field) : MO0208TR(Track) : MO0208TK(Timekeeping)
These are one day courses that will allow the candidate to work under the supervision of a qualified official in the specific discipline with a view to becoming a qualified technical official.
Please note: The minimum age for this course is 16
Following attendance at this course candidates will have knowledge and understanding in the following areas:
- Appropriate attire/equipment
- Knowledge and understanding of the role
- Ability to follow duty sheet.
- List events/roles covered
- Ability to make quick and correct decisions
- Presentation and accuracy of result card
- Knowledge and application of rules
- Relationship with other officials and with athletes
Full details are available on the England Athletics website by following the appropriate link below;
http://www.englandathletics.org/courses.asp?itemid=8064&itemTitle=Officials+-+Level+2+%28Field%29§ion=33 for field - course code MO0208FD
http://www.englandathletics.org/courses.asp?itemid=8065&itemTitle=Officials+-+Level+2+%28Timekeeper%29§ion=33 for timekeeping - course code MO0208TK
http://www.englandathletics.org/courses.asp?itemid=8066&itemTitle=Officials+-+Level+2+%28Track%29§ion=33 for track - course code MO0208TR
Full support and mentoring will be available after the courses to enable candidate to gain experience and confidence working as an official in track and field meetings.
The sport, generally, is suffering from a critical shortage of qualified officials so even if you are only able to devote one or two days a year please consider becoming an official particularly in this Olympics year.
For further information please contact the Officials Secretary.