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We recognise that many current, or aspiring, Officials will be spending more time at home at the moment.  We’re working on creating new activities and interactive online sessions for our officiating family so that you can stay active and stay connected.  Take a look below to see what’s currently available – including webinar sessions, officiating scenarios documents and some support and advice.

This page will be updated regularly; you can use the quick links below to jump to different topics on this page.

Webinars for officials

We’ll be scheduling a number of free-to-access webinars for officials – see below for the latest update and we will add any further webinars into the schedule below once confirmed.  Officials can register free online to join our webinars.  Please note that attendance on these webinars can also be added into your Record of Experiences.

Thursday 28 May, 19:00 – Gadgets and Gizmos within Track and Field Officiating
Delivered by Steve Marshall.
Click here to register online

Watch again

We upload recordings of the webinars online so that anyone unable to join live still has a chance to watch the webinars after they’ve taken place. 

Q&A session on the accreditation process (originally broadcast Thursday 9 April)
This is a recording from a live webinar hosted by Nikki England and Paula Gowing
Click here to watch again on demand
Click here to download a document containing all the questions and answers (PDF 150kB)

Changes within the new rule book (originally broadcast Tuesday 14 April)
This is a recording from a live webinar delivered by Peter Crawshaw, Tim Soutar and John Temperton
Click here to watch again on demand

Role of a Field Referee (originally broadcast Tuesday 28 April)
This is a recording from a live delivered hosted by John Driscoll
Click here to watch again on demand

Engaging Young People in Officiating (originally broadcast Thursday 14 May)
This is a recording from a live webinar delivered by India Hollingworth
Click here to watch again on demand

Officiating Off-Track Endurance events from Grass Roots to Championships (originally broadcast Thursday 21 May)
This is a recording from a live webinar delivered by Arwel Williams and Graham Heeley
Click here to register online

Quiztime! Close up Clerking

Can you name all these items you’d probably come across while being Technical Manager, Equipment Officer or Clerk of the Course? Or maybe you’re just an observant official and can recognise these items! All you get is a photo of part of each item. 25 in total. Click here if you want to send in your answers (or scroll to bottom of page). No prize except maybe your name in print! (answer sheet to download will be available soon….)

Close up clerking quiz preview

Click here to download the full quiz (PDF 1.7MB)

If you’ve got anything like this you’d like us to share, please email Nicola Evans at

Officiating scenarios

We’re working with a number of our higher level officials to create a series of Officiating scenarios documents to help educate and inform new and current officials, or people interested in officiating, to illustrate some of the situations that may arise for officials and how they might deal with them.  The answers to the scenarios are provided in a separate document so that officials can spend time considering how they might deal with the situation posed before referring to the answer document.  See below for the latest editions:

Staying connected

We recognise that many within our officiating family may be missing their officiating colleagues at this time and looking for ways to stay in touch.  We’ve created a series of advice and suggested online tools to help people within our Athletics & Running community to stay connected.
Click here to visit our Digital Connectivity section for more information.

Mental wellbeing

Our sport, nation, and the world as a whole is going through a challenging time at the moment.  With many people spending more time at home, and with restrictions on movement in place, we want to make sure that everyone in the England Athletics family, including our officials, protect their mental wellbeing and that of others.  We’ve produced some advice and tips for looking after your mental health as well as highlighting a range of free resources and support available through mental health organisations.
Click here for more information.

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