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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.
LISTS OF OFFICIALS AT EVENTS PROMOTED BY SCAA
David Clarke has, as SCAA Endurance Officials Secretary, advised those officiating at the SCAA Masters Cross-Country and the Bruce Judd Cross-Country Relays of the relevant details. He will shortly be providing details of appointments for the main SCAA Cross-Country Championships (at Lloyd Park, Croydon on Saturday, 5th January). If SCAA officials have questions regarding Cross-Country fixtures they should contact David at email@example.com.
Details of the appointments for SCAA Sportshall fixtures and the Surrey & Sussex Indoor Championships are shown via the links above. These details will be updated regularly here over the coming months, so please check them from time to time. If you have questions regarding those appointments or believe that they are not consistent with your own availability return, please contact Peter Crawshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org. Details of Sussex officials will be added in due course, but even allowing for those additions there are still vacancies for Field Judges, Timekeepers and Photo-Finish Judges, so if you have not yet indicated your availability please do so.
Officials’ details for the Surrey Schools Cross-Country Championships and other Surrey Schools events will again be communicated via the Surrey Schools Officials Secretary, Ian Crouch (email@example.com).
Following the very successful course at Elmbridge Xcel in September (well done to Walton A.C. for promoting that), one further Level 1 Track & Field course is currently planned in Surrey this winter as follows:
Saturday, 24th November at Wimbledon College:
Sunday, 25th November at the Weir Archer Athletics & Fitness Centre:
Starter’s Assistant / Starter: 10.30-13.30 – book online here or view full details / use paper based booking process here. Note that this will not include a H&S module, so you will need to attend at Wimbledon College the previous day (as above) or find an alternative H&S course if you do not already have that qualification.
Charges (payable to England Athletics) are £30 per module with H&S (which is required for all newly qualifying officials) included or £20 without H&S (e.g. f
Officials are reminded that the new UKA Rule Book came into force as at 1st April. The UKA website has via that link included from mid-March a summary of the main Rule changes and the full text of the new Rule Book is downloadable there as a PDF from early April. The UKA website also has details of where hard copies can be purchased.
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 – Assistant Official - through to Level 1 officiating as a Field or Track Judge, Timekeeper or Starter/Starter’s Assistant. 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.