Officials' Taster Sessions

England Athletics are launching a new project aimed at giving people first-hand experience officiating at one of our National Championship events throughout the year. This project is open to anyone who is interested in officiating, and would like to give it a try, shadowing one of our experienced officials at an EA championship event in a variety of disciplines and events.
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What’s involved on the day?

Once you apply, and have been selected for an event, you will receive an email with all event details. You will arrive in the morning of the event to attend the briefing with Championship Officials. You will then be given your personal timetable for the day. You can then start Assisting officials at events – rotating around each event at the Championship. Once you have finished for the day, you will be given a list of Level 1 Officials course opportunities, which you can attend free of charge. You will also be given the details of a local official who will mentor you and help to continue your officiating journey.

Why should I get involved with this project?

  • Experience officiating at national event
  • Opportunity to try officiating in different disciplines and events
  • Attend an event showcasing future stars of British Athletics
  • Experience mentoring from qualified and experienced officials
  • Free place on Level 1 Officials’ course
  • Signposting to local events
Date Event Venue
23–24 Feb England U20, U17 & U15 Indoor Championships Sheffield
9–10 Mar England U17 & U15 Combined Events Championships Sheffield
25–26 May England Senior & U20 Combined Events Championships Bedford
22–23 Jun England Athletics U23 & U20 Championships Bedford
27–28 Jul England Senior & UKCAU Championships Manchester
3–4 Aug England U17 & U15 Combined Events Championships Manchester
14 Aug Manchester International Manchester
31 Aug–1 Sep England U17 & U15 Championships Bedford

How do I register my interest?

If you would like to be a part of this exciting opportunity, register your interest below, or email for more details.

Register interest for officials' tasters

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