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Get into Officiating

All athletes need Technical Officials in order to compete fairly and using the same Rules. Technical Officials follow a prescribed pathway to as far as the individual wants. No-one will put any pressure on anyone to move along the pathway. Technical Officials often score points for the Club by being at a meeting and being prepared to officiate.

Technical Officials can choose their own specialist discipline – there are 5 to choose from. Those disciplines are Starting and Starter’s Assistant, Track Judging, Timekeeping, Photo Finish and Field Judging in Track & Field.

There is also the opportunity to become an Endurance Official (mainly Road Racing and Cross Country).

The Club’s Officials Officer is Barry Parker (a Level 4 Track Judge, L3 Photo Finish, L2 Timekeeper, L2 Field Judge and L4 Endurance and Level 1 Track and Endurance Tutor).

  • Level 1 is the basic Level for Club matches
  • Level 2 is capable of working at County level
  • Level 3 working at Area/Regional level (I.e. Northern, Midlands competitions)
  • Level 4 National and International standard

Full details of all courses above can be obtained on the England athletics website by following this link Officials: England Athletics

For further details or to express an interest in attending the courses please email Barry Parker: