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All licensed officials should have received notification from UK Athletics of the “renumbering” of Officials’ Levels that took effect from 1st April 2016, and most Surrey officials will have had a separate message from Peter Crawshaw, making it clear with regard to these changes that, even if for example you were previously a Level 2A official and have been “renumbered” to become Level 1 in April, Surrey County AA’s view of your ability as an official or appreciation of your support to our sport is in no way diminished.
LISTS OF OFFICIALS AT EVENTS PROMOTED BY SCAA
The first version of Summer 2019 appointments for SCAA meetings is shown via the links below (one for each meeting):-
These details will be updated regularly here over the coming months, so please check them from time to time.
The SCAA Officials Sub-Committee have appointed specific Assistant Meeting Managers for each event, who will handle communication with officials in the 2-3 weeks prior to each of the above meetings. Those are:
Disability Championships at Weir Archer Athletics & Fitness Centre (Kingsmeadow) – 6th/7th April: Peter Shilling
Main Track & Field Championships at Weir Archer Athletics & Fitness Centre – 12th/13th May: Peter Howes
Masters Championships with Sussex at Weir Archer Athletics & Fitness Centre (note change of venue from prior years) – 3rd June: Peter Shilling
Derek Crookes Meeting at Weir Archer Athletics & Fitness Centre – 28th July: Peter Crawshaw
Combined Events, Walks, Steeplechase & Relays at David Weir Leisure Centre (Sutton) – 7th/8th September: Mark Purser
Road Relays at Wimbledon Park – 14th September: David Clarke
If officials have questions regarding a specific meeting, they should, with effect from 30th April, address those to the specific Assistant Meeting Manager shown above, not to the SCAA Officials Secretary (unless they are also the Assistant Meeting Manager for the meeting concerned).
David Clarke will, as SCAA Endurance Officials Secretary , be dealing with not only the Road Relays but also Cross-Country events in autumn/winter 2019/20.
Officials’ details for the Surrey Schools Championships and other Schools events in which Surrey are participating will again be communicated via the Surrey Schools Officials Secretary, Ian Crouch (firstname.lastname@example.org). For those Surrey officials who have indicated that they are available for the Inter-Counties meetings in Ashford on 14th July or Chelmsford on 21st July they will be contacted directly by the Officials Secretary for Essex or Kent respectively.
Peter Crawshaw asks SCAA officials please to review the duties against which their names are shown, and to note the following regarding those details:
Full instructions, including meeting timetables, will be sent to officials closer to the date of each meeting by each Assistant Meeting Manager as shown above.
The ongoing support of all officials / volunteers in Surrey is greatly appreciated.
With the commencement of the summer Track & Field season (with all week-ends taken up with competitions), the main period for officials courses is now over, resuming in the autumn, and no courses are currently planned in Surrey. However:
Officials are reminded that the new UKA Rule Book came into force as at 1st April 2018. The UKA website has via that link included from mid-March a summary of the main Rule changes and the full text of the new Rule Book is downloadable there as a PDF from early April. The UKA website also has details of where hard copies can be purchased.The Surrey County Officials Secretary will be delighted to hear from - and assist - any Surrey based clubs who are interested in arranging either Assistant Official or Level 1 courses
Anyone who is trying to run an athletics club or organise an athletics meeting needs officials.
The duties are varied and interesting and you would not be expected to work alone but as part of a team being guided by experienced officials.
Courses are available for anyone interested in becoming an official. The UKA courses are run in the various regions by England Athletics and cover both the basics of officiating – Assistant Official - through to Level 1 officiating as a Field or Track Judge, Timekeeper or Starter/Starter’s Assistant. The courses generally last for about four hours and can be split into two 2 hour sessions if appropriate. There is a small charge for each course.
Most people interested in becoming an official do so by joining their local athletic club who may fund their training programme.
Full details of training courses available and venues appear on the England Athletic website or alternatively please contact the Surrey Officials Secretary details above.