There’s a whole host of motivations why people officiate in athletics from giving something back to the sport they love, helping improve their skills, making new friends to experiencing the sport from a different angle.
Want to give something back to your sport?
- Are you currently injured and want to still be involved in your club? Why not see the sport from a different angle and try officiating? Speak to your County Official Secretary (also called COfSecs)
- Passing on your skills to others.
- Putting your skills and experience to good use.
New to the area? Officiating provides an opportunity to:
- Meet new people.
- Make new friends.
- Become involved with your local community.
Looking for work? Officiating provides an opportunity to:
- Learn new skills, level of responsibility and much more
- Undertake accredited training.
- Get a reference, employers are generally impressed by the skills and commitment of volunteers.
Whatever your motivation becoming an official is a great way to enjoy athletics from a different perspective. It’s also a great opportunity to get outdoors, meet new friends and get closer to the action!
From 1st April 2016 the officials' Levels are as follows:
|Previously||From April 2016|
(otherwise referred to as Level 1)
T&F only: equivalence to