Officials @home

During the first lockdown, England AThletics created activities and webinars for our officiating family.

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Webinars for officials

none at present

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. 

2021

CEO Q&A session – Officiating (originally broadcast 7 July 2021)
This is a recording from a live webinar hosted by Chris Jones, Mark Munro, Nichola Skedgel and Charlotte Follos
Click to watch again on demand
Click to download the chatbox text (PDF 80kB)

2020

Q&A session on the accreditation process (originally broadcast 9 April 2020)
This is a recording from a live webinar hosted by Nikki England and Paula Gowing
Click to watch again on demand
Click to download a document containing all the questions and answers (PDF 150kB)

Changes within the new rule book (originally broadcast 14 April 2020)
This is a recording from a live webinar delivered by Peter Crawshaw, Tim Soutar and John Temperton
Click to watch again on demand

Role of a Field Referee (originally broadcast 28 April 2020)
This is a recording from a live delivered hosted by John Driscoll
Click to watch again on demand

Engaging Young People in Officiating (originally broadcast 14 May 2020)
This is a recording from a live webinar delivered by India Hollingworth
Click to watch again on demand

Officiating Off-Track Endurance events from Grass Roots to Championships (originally broadcast 21 May 2020)
This is a recording from a live webinar delivered by Arwel Williams and Graham Heeley
Click to watch again on demand

Gadgets and Gizmos within Track and Field Officiating (part 1) (originally broadcast 4 June 2020)
This is a recording from a live webinar delivered by Steve Marshall.
Click to watch again on demand
Click for Steve’s website containing resources and information

Gadgets and Gizmos within Track and Field Officiating (part 2) (originally broadcast 11 June 2020)
This is a recording from a live webinar delivered by Steve Marshall.
Click to watch again on demand
Click for Steve’s website containing resources and information

The Role of the Technical Manager (originally broadcast 18 June 2020)
This is a recording from a live webinar delivered by Mick Frazer and John Driscoll.
Click hto watch again on demand


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).

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 nevans@englandathletics.org


Officiating scenarios

We have created 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 to visit our Get Connected @home 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 for more information.

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