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OFFICIALS Updated 11 February 2018

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Today's Date: 21 March 2018
Surrey County Officials Secretary:
Peter Crawshaw
Woodlands, 18 Ringley Park Avenue,
T: 01737 761626


All licensed officials should have received notification from UK Athletics of the “renumbering” of Officials’ Levels that took effect from 1st April 2016, and most Surrey officials will have had a separate message from Peter Crawshaw, making it clear with regard to these changes that, even if for example you were previously a Level 2A official and have been “renumbered” to become Level 1 in April, Surrey County AA’s view of your ability as an official or appreciation of your support to our sport is in no way diminished.

To see the updated Officials Pathway per the  UKA website please click here.


Sportshall Main Cross-Country Championships

Indoor Championships (with Sussex)


Appointments for the remaining SCAA winter 2017/18  fixtures may be viewed via the links for Sportshall, the Main Cross-Country Championships on 7th January and the Indoor Championships (with Sussex) on 17th / 18th February. Officials’ details for the Surrey Schools Cross-Country Championships and other Surrey Schools events will be communicated via the Surrey Schools Officials Secretary, Ian Crouch (

 Peter Crawshaw asks SCAA officials please to review the duties against which their names are shown, and to note the following regarding those details:

 ·         If you consider that the duties shown are not consistent with the availability return that you provided (you may wish to check against the e mail confirmation of that which you will have had if you did that on-line and entered a valid e mail address), or if your availability has changed, please contact Peter. There are hundreds if not thousands of possible permutations, so it is extremely difficult to prevent the odd error or omission from creeping in, however much things are checked.

  • As you will see, there are still some “TBCs” shown. If you have not yet submitted your availability details to Peter please do so, or if you think that you may be able to cover any of those gaps, please let him know.
  • Updated versions for individual meetings will also be sent to officials who are appointed to those nearer to the time.

 Full instructions, including meeting timetables, will be sent to officials closer to the date of each meeting.

 The ongoing support of all officials / volunteers in Surrey is greatly appreciated.



Courses currently planned in Surrey are as follows:
  • Level 1 Track & Field, including Health & Safety: Saturday, 25th November at Wimbledon College (the Starter / Starter’s Assistant module only will take place at Kingsmeadow on Sunday 3rd December). Please book via England Athletics website. Modules to include Field Judge (Course Code LO0136FJ ), Track Judge (Course Code LO0136TJ), Timekeeper (Course Code LO0136TK), Photo-Finish (Course Code LO0136PF) and Starter/Starter's Assistant (Course Code LO0136SM). If anyone wishes/needs to attend just the H&S module, the Course Code is LO0136HS.
Surrey clubs are urged to take advantage of these courses to get more of their members qualified. The discipline modules will be run using the recently revised UKA style of presentation, which has a practical focus. Feedback from attendees at the Field Judge course that was run in this way in July has been positive.

Officials are reminded that the new numbering system of Officials’ Levels introduced by the 2016 UKA Rule Book took effect from 1st April 2016: note the additional guidance documents re those new Rules that have been subsequently published by UKA via that page on their website. Hard copies of the new Rule Book may be purchased via the Surrey Shop.

The Surrey County Officials Secretary will be delighted to hear from - and assist - any Surrey based clubs who are interested in arranging either Assistant Official or Level 1 courses


Anyone who is trying to run an athletics club or organise an athletics meeting needs officials.

The duties are varied and interesting and you would not be expected to work alone but as part of a team being guided by experienced officials.

Courses are available for anyone interested in becoming an official. The UKA courses are run in the various regions by England Athletics and cover both the basics of officiating - Level 1, through to Level 2 officiating as a Field or Track Judge, Timekeeper or Starter/Marksman. The courses generally last for about four hours and can be split into two 2 hour sessions if appropriate. There is a small charge for each course.

Most people interested in becoming an official do so by joining their local athletic club who may fund their training programme.

Full details of training courses available and venues appear on the England Athletic website or alternatively please contact the Surrey Officials Secretary details above.

Surrey Officials Committee
Chairman Brenda Ford
Secretary Peter Crawshaw
Committee Barbara Abbott, Donna Barrington-Smith
  David Clarke, Margaret Nelson, Peter Shilling

Dates of future Officials Committee Meetings:-

Thursday 8th March at Stoneleigh Library.


England Athletics Officials Courses: South East Area, London Area

UKA Officials Courses: Level 4

South of England Officials Association

Officials Course / Licence Application Form (updated 24 October 2016)


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