Forum 6 - April 2012

Forum 6 - April 2012

Forum 6 group picThe sixth Officials' Forum was held at the new England Athletics / UKA offices at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, chaired by Chris Lockley, and once again a different mix of officials was invited to this event on 1st April 2012.

The topics were Recruitment & Retention, Volunteers, and COfSecs

You can download some presentations and summaries of workshops on the right. 


The agenda was as follows:

1000 – Arrive – Networking Time
1030 – Welcome & information regarding the day
1045 – England Athletics Update – Lynette Smith
1100 – UKA Rule Changes – Malcolm Rogers
1130 – UKA Recruitment & Retention – Paula Gowing
    followed by 2 x break out groups headed by Barry Parker & Peter Crawshaw
1300 – Lunch
1330 – Volunteers, what do they expect from the sport? – Chris Lockley
1415 – COfSecs – Terry Bailey on the role & expectations of the COfSecs
    followed by 2 x break out groups headed by Barry Parker & Peter Crawshaw
1500 – Presentations / discussion
1530 – Thank you & close

After the COfSec workshop, and reinforced by UKA it was agreed that an initial working group plan was the way forward to produce something for the next meeting, and to consult with other COfSecs.

Other outcomes: course flexibility now happening, course attendees list will be sent to COfSecs - trinity now updated, procedures set up, looking at a process for updating online versions and mechanism for wider distribution in consultation with area associations and key stakeholders.

The next forum will take place on 2nd December 2012 and will now continue annually with a joined-up approach from Regional Conferences and on to the UKA Conference. Any suggestions can be directed to Nicola