The organization and running of the South East region’s large number of over 1100 officials is a joint effort involving England Athletics and the seven County Officials' Secretaries. A Regional Group comprising the County Officials' Secretaries and regional staff is chaired by the Regional Portfolio Holder for Officials (Alan Vincent) and meets three times per year to plan and organise activities in the region. Providing current officials with up to date information and opportunities to progress and the introducing of parents, athletes, helpers and club members into the world officiating is the main thrust of the South East regions activities. Additionally, in conjunction with their County Associations, counties organise training sessions for keeping in touch with technology, social evenings, forums and development days.
The region works closely with the South of England Athletics Officials' Association (SEAOA) promoting and encouraging the participation in officiating. Their website provides further details of activities which may interest officials of all levels www.seaoa.co.uk.
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 South East. 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 South East?
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 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 One and Two officials should send their Record of Experience ("Duty Sheet") to their COffSec. Level Three and above should send to Wendy Haxell 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 Three and upwards should be sent to Wendy Haxell 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 South East representatives appointed by the Regional council to the Tri-Regional group are:
Field: Len Twort
Track: Malcolm Charlish
Timekeeping: Alan Vincent
Starter / Marksman: John Freeman
County Officials' Secretaries (COffSecs)
|Berkshire:||Jill Wright||01344 email@example.com|
|Buckinghamshire:||John How||01494 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hampshire:||Eileen & Terry Williams||01252 email@example.com|
|Surrey:||Peter Crawshaw||01737 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sussex:||John Gill||01444 email@example.com|
Endurance Officials contacts
|Endurance Officials Coordinator||Graham Jessop|
|Tri-regional endurance secretary: South||Nick Folwell|
|Tri-regional endurance peer groups: South East
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.