Officials - South West

Officials - South West

Officials are vital to competition in athletics. We have many dedicated officials across the South West and we are working on developing this region to ensure both existing and future officials are well supported. 

Click here to find out more on our main officiating page.

The SW region works closely with the South of England Athletics Officials' Association (SEAOA) and the Midlands Athletics Officials' Association (MAFEO) promoting and encouraging participation in officiating including workshops, social evenings, forums, development days and conferences.

Officials' courses

Your local England Athletics Education Coordinators manage and coordinate a comprehensive programme of Assistant Official and Level 1 courses. If there is demand, you can request a course to be held locally.  UK Athletics (UKA) deliver Level 4 and the Competition Management Award courses.

Record of Experience Forms, Reports and Upgrading

Your completed Official's Record of Experience (RoE) form (also known previously as the Duty Sheet or The Officials' Worksheet) is due on 30th September each year.  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), and it's much easier to fill it in as you go throughout the year.

In the South West, RoE for Level 3 (previously 2c) officials and upwards should be sent to the MSW Officials' Secretary Barry Parker at (26 Field Drive, Alvaston, Derby. DE24 0HF Tel: 01332 753933).  It would be useful to copy in your COfSec - County Officials' Secretary (listed below).  Upgrading reports are reviewed by the Tri-Regions group which will consider upgradings and nominations for national meetings. 

The South West representatives appointed by the Regional council to the Tri-Regional group are:

  • Field: Nick Higman, supported by Roger Lee
  • Track: Linda Turner, supported by Larry Tullet
  • Timekeeping: Geoff Wickens
  • Starter / Marksman: John Pickles, supported by Denis Murphy
  • Endurance: Paul Ross

South West County Officials' Secretaries (CofSecs)

Avon: Ray Gooding
0117 9562481
Cornwall: Ben Penberthy
01736 850404
Devon: Keith Reed
01752 893573
Dorset: Hazel Bates
Gloucestershire: George Williams
Albert Gardiner (education and training courses, DBS, County database)
01242 602529
07837 874936
Somerset: Sally Higman 
01963 250 693
Wiltshire: Alison Phillips 

Endurance Officials contacts

Endurance Officials Coordinator Graham Jessop  
Tri-regional endurance secretary: Midlands and South West Paul Ross  
Tri-regional endurance peer groups: South West
Paul Ross  

Your Endurance COfSec may differ from the Track and Field COfSec - click here for full COfSec listing