We work with the County Officials' Secretaries (COfSecs) to support our existing officials whilst also looking to encourage new officials into the sport. We recognise that officials are essential for both our athletes and sport to continue to develop, with this in mind we are currently planning official’s education courses, mentoring and other ways of supporting the backbone of the competitive sport. You can find more information on officials on our national page, and about the Northern Athletics Officials' Association here.
Level 1, Level 2 and Health & Safety courses are organised by England Athletics and run in each county determined by local demand. Higher level courses are run by UKA. Click here to visit the England Athletics Courses and Bookings section to see what Officials' courses and events are taking place in the North West. You can view L1 courses and H&S ("Other") by choosing from the dropdown box. To sign up for and attend officials courses please contact email@example.com or call 0121 347 6548.
Are you interested in organising a Level 1 course in the North West?
We can organise Level 1 Assistant Officials' Courses tailored to meet the needs of those looking to take their first step into Officiating. Normally offered to parents, athletes and youngsters looking to get into volunteering and leadership roles, the Level 1 Course enables someone to receive a licence having first demonstrated their commitment to work in the sport through a process of supported practice. The Level 1 course is traditionally a one day course. The Level 1 course is traditionally a one day course and the cost for a Level 1 course is £10 per head (includes tutor fee, resources and the like).
For further information on how you can host a Level One Officials' Course in your club, school or local community, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 347 6548.
Duty Sheets, Reports and Upgrading
Level 1 and 2 Club and County officials should send their Record of Experience ("Duty Sheet") to their COfSec. Level 2 Region should send to Moira Gallagher at email@example.com. It is far easier filling this in as an ongoing exercise as the year progresses rather than leaving it until the end. The form can be downloaded on the national officials' page.
Officials' reports for upgrading of Level 3 and upwards should be sent to Paul Yates at firstname.lastname@example.org. who will collate the reports for review by the Tri-Regions group which will consider upgradings and nominations for national meetings. The North West representatives appointed by the Regional council to the Tri-Regional group are:
- Field: Dean Williams
- Track: Finlay Galloway
- Timekeeping: Ron Scott
- Starter/Marksman: David Brown
North West County Officials' Secretaries (COffSecs)
|Greater Manchester:||Mike Welfordemail@example.com
0161 866 8253
|Isle of Man:||Colin Halsallfirstname.lastname@example.org
Endurance Officials contacts
|Endurance Officials Coordinator||Graham Jessop|
|Tri-regional endurance secretary: North||Pat Green|
|Tri-regional endurance peer groups: North West
Your Endurance COfSec may differ from the Track and Field COfSec - see Endurance Officials section.
Remember to also see the national officials section of this site.