Officials - North East

Officials - North East

Athletics meetings could not take place without officials. In the North, we work to support officials and ensure they have the training and support they need.

The North East region works closely the Northern Athletics Officials' Association, promoting and encouraging the 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.

Level 1 and 2 officials should send their Annual Record of Experience to John Driscoll (Tri Regional Officials Secretary) at with a copy to their COfSec.  Level 3 should also send to John Driscoll with a copy to UKA using the email address circulated directly to them.  It is far easier filling this in as an ongoing exercise as the year progresses rather than leaving it until the end. The form can be downloaded on the national officials' page.

In the North East, RoE for Level 3 (previously 2c) officials goes to Moira Gallagher (upgrading secretary) at  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 North East representatives appointed by the Regional council to the Tri-Regional group are:

  • Field: Mick Frazer
  • Track: Tony Livingstone
  • Timekeeping: Arthur Fox
  • Starter/Marksman: Christine Courtney

North East County Officials' Secretaries (COfSecs)

 North East Counties (track and field) Chris Betts
0191 410 3104
 North East Counties (track and field) David Moir
07722 583 393
 North East Counties (endurance) Archie Jenkins

Endurance Officials contacts

Endurance Officials Coordinator Graham Jessop  
Tri-regional endurance secretary: North Pat Green  
Tri-regional endurance peer groups: North East
Nick Hodgson  

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