Why Officiate?

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!

Officials' pathway

From 1st April 2016 the officials' Levels are as follows:

Previously From April 2016
Assistant Official
(otherwise referred to as Level 1)
Assistant Official
2a ("Club") 1
2b ("County") 2
2c ("Region") 3

3 ("National")



T&F only: equivalence to