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OFFICIALS Updated 8 February 2017

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Today's Date: 27 March 2017
Surrey County Officials Secretary:
Peter Crawshaw
Woodlands, 18 Ringley Park Avenue,
T: 01737 761626



  Indoor Championships  

Many thanks to officials who have supported SCAA Cross-Country and Sportshall events during the current winter season. We have the Indoor Championships (as usual held jointly with Sussex) coming up soon, and officials appointments for those can be downloaded via the link above.

Details re Surrey Schools events will be shown separately on the SSAA website. Please note that Ian Crouch ( is now Officials Secretary for Surrey Schools AA (Peter Crawshaw remains SCAA Officials Secretary).

Peter will in early February be sending out by email requests for availability for Summer 2017 fixtures. Peter has already requested, as part of the winter availability requests, information to be used in the 2017 edition of the SCAA Officials Directory which will be printed and distributed at the start of next year’s summer season. He will contact new officials (who may not have been on the distribution list for the winter fixture availability) separately regarding the information that they are content to have disclosed in the 2017 Directory.

The ongoing support of all officials / volunteers in Surrey is greatly appreciated.


Following the successful courses run at Wimbledon College / Kingsmeadow in November, there are no current plans to run further Track & Field Level 1 Officials courses in Surrey before autumn 2017, unless there is clear and sufficient demand from Surrey clubs (see below). However, there are courses available in neighbouring counties which are available / open to Surrey officials as follows:


Cost (see below)

Course Code (click  below to Link to Specific page on EA Website)



Thames Valley Athletics Centre, Pococks Lane, Eton, Berkshire


Haywards Heath Town Hall, 40 Boltro Rd, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

RH16 1BA

Module / Date


Sunday, 26th February

Sunday, 12th March

Generic / Health & Safety  (standalone)




Field Judge




Track Judge








Starter / Starter’s Assistant




 *This cost includes the Health & Safety module which is compulsory in order to attain the Level 1 official’s licence (that module will be run, followed by the separate discipline specific modules). Cost is £20 without the Generic / Health & Safety  module (not required for existing officials who have already attended H&S).

A Level 1 Endurance Course has now been arranged in Surrey at Belgrave Hall, Wimbledon, spread across two weekday evenings (6.30 pm registration for start not later than 7.00pm) as follows:

 Risk Awareness: Monday, 13th March – click on LO00127RA for booking details

Endurance Discipline: Wednesday, 22nd March – click on LO00127END for booking details

 Both sessions can be booked - directly with England Athletics, not via Peter Crawshaw - on a single application form but please include both course codes on the form.

 These two modules go together to cover the syllabus for Level 1 Endurance so all candidates are strongly recommended to attend both. We have scheduled them on separate dates so that the course can be accommodated on two weekday evenings, and to avoid encroaching on valuable week-end time / spending a lengthy period in the classroom all on one day. The charge if both modules are taken is £30, alternatively if either is taken on a stand-alone basis it is £20 (the Risk Awareness on its own may potentially be attractive to Officials who already have an Endurance Official qualification but have not previously attended that module).

All Surrey officials who are involved in Refereeing or acting in a Chief role at Cross-Country or Road Racing events are strongly encouraged to attend, but this will be open to all interested officials including those who currently hold a Track & Field Official’s licence. More information is available here (under “Getting Started as an Endurance Official”) and on pages 232-234 of the 2016 UKA Rule Book.

Officials are reminded that the new numbering system of Officials’ Levels introduced by the 2016 UKA Rule Book took effect from 1st April: note the additional guidance documents re those new Rules that have been subsequently published by UKA via that page on their website. Hard copies of the new Rule Book may be purchased via the Surrey Shop.

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


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.

Should you still have questions about this topic, a Frequently Asked Questions document can be downloaded from the page on the UKA website at .

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 - Level 1, through to Level 2 officiating as a Field or Track Judge, Timekeeper or Starter/Marksman. 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 via the link on this page or alternatively please contact the Surrey Officials Secretary details above.

Surrey Officials Committee
Chairman Brenda Ford
Secretary Peter Crawshaw
Committee Barbara Abbott, Donna Barrington-Smith
  David Clarke, Margaret Nelson, Peter Shilling

Dates of future Officials Committee Meetings:-

Wednesday, 8th March 2017 at Guildford.


England Athletics Officials Courses: South East Area, London Area

UKA Officials Courses: Level 3

South of England Officials Association

Officials Course / Licence Application Form (updated 24 October 2016)


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