Track & Field

County Officials Secretaries (Track & Field)

Your County Officials’ Secretary (COffSec) can be a vital link between you as an official ‘on the ground’ and meeting organisers, UKA and England Athletics. Your County Officials’ Secretary is able to help support you with finding events to attend in your area to gain your experience, provide guidance and advice around upgrading, and also help to identify and arrange training courses that are required for clubs and counties.

Building a good relationship with your County Officials’ Secretary (COffSec) is very beneficial for you as an official. It also, in turn, helps event and meeting organisers in having the right officials at their event.

Tri-Regional Groups

In England the Tri Regional Groups also have a role in coordinating the needs of officials.

The three Tri-Regional groupings are the Northern group (North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humberside), the Southern Group (East, London and South East) and the Midlands and South Western Group (East Midlands, West Midlands and South West).

Records of Experience for certain levels and disciplines are also returned to the relevant person at the Tri Regional Group. They have a role in supporting the progression of officials

Record of Experience

Completing your Record of Experience is an important way of evidencing your officiating skills. Returning the form to the relevant person helps with ensuring that your experiences are noted, that you can be matched to relevant future officiating roles and identified for suitable development and progression.

As part of the normal reporting of your officiating duties your completed Official’s Record of Experience form (also known previously as the Duty Sheet or The Officials’ Worksheet) is due on 30 September (Track & Field, or 21 August for Endurance) each year.

You can complete the form throughout the year.

Please note this form is also used as part of the process for progressing to higher levels of officiating – the process for that is given in our Officials’ Qualifications section.

You can complete a blank Excel spreadsheet template offline, then email or print and post, or use the online version on the myAthletics portal (Trinity)

The form can be used to record officiating at competition (C), attendance at meetings (M), attendance at training in which you were the learner (L) and training for which you were the tutor (T). Both Track and Field and Endurance experiences can be recorded and separate Records Of Experience can be downloaded for Track & Field and Endurance.

Assistant Official and Level 1

Please return your completed application for accreditation form which includes details of the officiating experiences you’ve had to your County Officials Secretary.

Officials in the North (North East, North West, Yorkshire & Humberside) should also send their form to the Northern Tri-Regional Secretary (as well as their own County Officials’ Secretary): Paul Yates: 29 Chadwick Road, Eccles, Manchester, M30 0WU. paulwilliamyates@hotmail.com

Level 2

Please return your completed application for accreditation form which includes details on page 2 of the officiating experiences you’ve had to your County Officials Secretary.

Officials in the North (North East, North West, Yorkshire & Humberside) should also send their form to the Northern Tri-Regional Secretary (as well as their own County Officials’ Secretary): Paul Yates: 29 Chadwick Road, Eccles, Manchester, M30 0WU. paulwilliamyates@hotmail.com

Level 3

Please return your completed Record of Experience form to your (T&F or Endurance) County Officials Secretary.

Officials in the North (North East, North West, Yorkshire & Humberside) should also send their form to the Northern Tri-Regional Secretary (as well as their own County Officials’ Secretary): Paul Yates: 29 Chadwick Road, Eccles, Manchester, M30 0WU. paulwilliamyates@hotmail.com

Officials in the South (East, London or South East) who are interested in officiating at regional or other higher levels of competition should also send their Record of Experience to David Vidler: 4 Quarter Gate, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5GT  miveld.vidler@btinternet.com

Levels 4 and 5

Please return your completed Record of Experience to:

North (North East, North West, Yorkshire & Humberside): Paul Yates: 29 Chadwick Road, Eccles, Manchester, M30 0WU paulwilliamyates@hotmail.com

Midlands and South West (East Midlands, West Midlands and South West): Derek Redfern: 8 Hurst Close, The Tileries, Broseley, Shropshire, TF12 5SG derekredfern@talktalk.net

South (East, London, South East): David Vidler: 4 Quarter Gate, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5GT miveld.vidler@btinternet.com

Use of Record of Experience form for qualifications

For Level 2 and up, the Record of Experience Form will also be needed to be used to show what you have done as part of your application to progress to a higher level. This is the same form as the one you complete each year as an official. However, when this form is being used for the purpose of applying to progress to a higher level you need to give details of experiences that are relevant to the qualification you are seeking and to also send the form to the relevant person for the accreditation process. See the Officials Qualifications section for more details.