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Tim Williams

Celebrating 10 years of officiating

As we complete our first round of officiating service milestone awards, we spoke to Tim Williams who has been a field official for 10 years and is now a Level 4. It’s quite a family affair with everyone involved with Thanet AC and his two daughters holding officiating qualifications, one already on the National List.
Equipment for setting up pole vault

A Day in the Life of: Clerk of the Course

We asked the Clerk of the Course at the England Athletics Age Group Combined Events championship weekend to document their day! Who is the Clerk of the Course? Part of the Technical Team of officials at a competition, the Clerk of the Course helps to ensure that each event site is ready for the athletes and officials at the right time.
call room official with clipboard

England Athletics Officials' Survey: results

Many thanks to all the officials who completed the England Athletics Officials Survey carried out during March and April of this year. We summarise the findings.

Jon Mason: 1975-2023

England Athletics and the worldwide athletics community are shocked and saddened to report the untimely death of Jon Mason, one of Britain’s top technical officials at the age of 48.
Jan Lishman at London 2012

Jan Lishman: 1952-2023

nspiring a Generation. That was Jan all over - as a much-loved school teacher, a dedicated Beaver Leader, hockey referee and a top level Athletics Official, Jan inspired more than a generation! After a stubborn battle with cancer Jan Lishman passed away peacefully with her family surrounding her. We celebrate her legacy.
Alan Barlow

Alan Barlow: 1946-2023

England Athletics is saddened to learn of the death of Alan Barlow who played a huge role in the set up and administration of the AAA s charity as both chairman and treasurer. We publish below an obituary written by Former England Athletics Non-Executive Director, and chair of the runbritain Road Running Management Group Nigel Rowe MBE who was a long-time colleague and friend of Alan's.
Chris Jones by hammer cage

Blog: England Athletics CEO Chris Jones

England Athletics CEO Chris Jones looks back on an eventful year and also forward to future plans for England Athletics, whilst sharing updates on our programmes and competitions.
Lewis and Deb

What makes officiating so special?

At our recent England Senior and Para Championships, we caught up with two officials who are at the beginning of their National Championships journey to see why they chose officiating, and what they love most about being involved in our sport.
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Coach and Officials' education transfer to England Athletics

From 1 October 2023, each of the Home Country Athletics Federations (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland) will assume responsibility for the licensing of all coaches and officials (Level 1-3) in the UK.
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Officials service achievement recognition scheme launched

England Athletics is proud to launch its ‘officials service achievement recognition scheme’ which celebrates the incredible talent, dedication, and hard work of this amazing volunteer community.