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UK Athletics Assistant Officials Qualification @ Swansea PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nathan Jones   
Thursday, 28 March 2019 20:56

Carmarthen Harriers are always looking for new parents to come forward and help assist the club in officiating duties at the various league matches. A UK Athletics Assistant Officials course is coming up at Swansea on 18th May...

Carmarthen Harriers are always looking for new parents to come forward and help assist the club in officiating duties at the various league matches. Many Welsh Athletics officials choose to officiate most weekends and some every now and again.

If you wish to become part of the team where you can volunteer and contribute to the club this way...A UK Athletics Assistant Officials course is coming up at Swansea on 18th May which would be the ideal start...

Closing Date for Applications is 5pm on Wednesday 15th May - to book email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 


Who should go on this course?

Anyone aged 14 or over interested in gaining an insight and introduction to the key areas of officiating that will enable them to assist at track and field meetings under the supervision of a qualified UKA Technical Official.

 

What will I learn?

Delivered as a single workshop of three hours in six sections with both theoretical and practical elements covering:

- The responsibilities and role of an Assistant Official

- Measuring and recording times and distance

- Making, sharing and recording judgements

- Ensuring safety and reporting concerns

- Communicating with athletes and other officials

- Following procedures and applying basic rules

 

What will I be able to do?

After completing the course candidates will need to:

- Gain experience by attending a minimum of two athletics meetings assisting a qualified Official.

- Complete a Recorded Evidence Form detailing each meeting and have this signed by a qualified UKA Technical Official (These experiences can also be gained at schools athletics meetings, signed off by the appropriate teacher.)

- Undertake a DBS check, if aged 16 or over, or if under 16 make a Self Declaration.

- A Level 1 Assistant Officials' Licence will then be issued.

 

If you would like more information or an informal chat about helping the club out in officiating, please speak to the club officials co-coordinator Alison Thomas.

Closing Date for Applications is 5pm on Wednesday 15th May - to book email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it