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British technical officials named on the line-up for Olympic and Paralympic Games

We are delighted to share that seven British technical officials have been selected for the upcoming Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games.

From grassroots championships to the world stage, athletics competitions and races would not be possible without the invaluable, dedicated support of the officiating community.

Whilst the hosting nation provides the National Technical Officials for their event, World Athletics and World Para Athletics select the senior positions from technical officials around the world.

Many of these British officials who will represent at the upcoming Games have also officiated at previous England Athletics Championships and are role models and examples of how you can work your way up to the pinnacle of our sport from a Level 1 qualification.

We would like to congratulate all of those who have been selected:

Olympic Games

  • Chris Cohen – Technical Delegate (England)
  • Steve Taylor – International Race Walking Judge (Isle of Man)

Paralympic Games

  • Dave Jessett – Technical Delegate (Wales)
  • Margaret Werrett – International Starter (England)
  • Alison Jordan – International Photofinish Judge (England)
  • Tony Shaw – International Technical Official/Referee (England)
  • Sue Maughan – International Technical Official/Referee (Wales)

Speaking on the selections, England Athletics Technical Officials Development Manager Marc Ritchie said: "Congratulations to all the England athletics officials selected for the Olympics and Paralympics."

"The selected officials are part of the many volunteer technical officials in England who have gained lots of positive experiences to enhance their knowledge and skill sets - from attending their initial course to progressing through the levels along the officials' pathway."

"We wish them all the best in Paris for this wonderful event, and are sure all the memories and skills they gain at these events, will be shared with their fellow officials to help support them in their enjoyment and progression in the sport as technical officials."