Expressions of interest are now open for a new and exciting officials' mentoring project, which initially, will be piloted in the East Region. The mentoring project is aimed at officials who have recently attended a course and would like support around developing their confidence / skills in officiating as well as current officials who would like some additional support to progress through the officiating pathway.
All clubs want to provide a safe and secure environment for their members. To support them in doing this, new resources have been developed by UKA Welfare Team in partnership with EduCare Ltd to help volunteers and staff develop their skills and awareness in the areas of Mental Wellbeing in Sport Physical Activity and Preventing Bullying in Sport.
This Athletics World Cup weekend, in aid of Cancer Research, in appreciation of successfully halting the progression of Terminal stage 4 cancer and the huge support he has received from officials and other members of the athletics family, Paul Rutter will be walking through the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with a number of his fellow officials, many of whom will be officiating or spectating at the event. Come and support him on Sunday (1pm start) or make a donation to Cancer Research!
The British Athletics League is once again holding a packed day of action which brings together the best athletes from across its league in an event at Bedford on Saturday 7 July. You can be a part of it and gain a taste of officiating at this exciting event.
Last week saw a chance to celebrate the contributions of coaches and other volunteers in the sport as both Coaching Week and Volunteers' Week were held. Athletics and running are built on the contributions of volunteers such as coaches, officials, club officers, event organisers and more. And these roles offering hugely rewarding experiences - here's how you can get involved!
The Race Directors' course is a must for anyone looking to upskill the quality of any event they deliver and support. This is particularly useful for partners and junior team members wanting to take on more responsibility and organise their own events in the future.
Following a recent incident where a hammer thrown from a well maintained cage, carried 6 lanes of a track and caused a minor injury to a spectating athlete; UK Athletics (UKA) has produced new guidance for the safe management of hammer and discus throwing. The guidance is applicable to both training and competition situations, and should be implemented immediately.
In 2017 Nigel Grist was winner of the England Athletics Volunteer Awards Official of the Year award in the South West region. Find out more about Nigel, and how you can nominate in a range of categories including Club of the Year, Coach of the Year, Official of the Year and more.
Officiating can be great way to meet new people, develop skills and try something new! Looking to get involved in Officiating but not sure where to start? We will be delivering taster sessions for people who would like to find out more and get involved in officiating - opportunities at the Midland Track Field Championships on 10 June and BAL Big Bash on 7 July.
Our Youth Volunteering resource can provide advice and guidance on recruiting, supporting and retaining young volunteers to all members of the Athletics and Running community, so has been made into an online resource which can be accessed by anyone wanting further information and support in this area.