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LISTS OF OFFICIALS AT EVENTS PROMOTED BY SCAA
The above two downloadable PDF files show an updated version of summer 2017 appointments for the remaining SCAA meetings (following the Masters Championships). The first covers the “8 Counties” Senior Inter-Counties, Derek Crookes Meeting (U13 Inter-Counties) and the Combined Events (including Relays, Steeplechase and Walks), with the other covering the Road Relays. Officials’ details for the Surrey Schools Championships and other Surrey Schools events will be communicated via the Surrey Schools Officials Secretary, Ian Crouch (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Peter Crawshaw asks SCAA officials please to review the duties against which their names are shown, and to note the following regarding those details:
· If you consider that the duties shown are not consistent with the availability return that you provided (you may wish to check against the e mail confirmation of that which you will have had if you did that on-line and entered a valid e mail address), or if your availability has changed, please contact Peter. There are hundreds if not thousands of possible permutations, so it is extremely difficult to prevent the odd error or omission from creeping in, however much things are checked.
Full instructions, including meeting timetables, will be sent to officials closer to the date of each meeting.
The ongoing support of all officials / volunteers in Surrey is greatly appreciated.
Due to tutor availability it is not practicable to arrange officials courses on week-end dates during the summer season, but, following expressions of interest from some clubs, Field Judge course modules have been arranged at Wimbledon College, as follows:
Health & Safety: evening of 18th July (required for all officials who have not already attended a UKA H&S course)
Discipline Specific Field: evenings of 25th and 27th July (two evenings being used as it is estimated that 4 hours is required for this module, as we are using the new UKA Level 1 syllabus, which is more practically based, with much less time in the classroom).
Efforts are also being made to arrange a Timekeeping module (that will be the “old style” course due to very limited tutor availability) at the same venue (different classroom) on either 25th or 27th July : we should be able to get through that in one evening. Attendance at the Health & Safety course will also be on 18th July for those who need it. Details will be published here if a tutor can be found for those dates.
Plans are also in hand for courses in the autumn, with tentative details as follows (dates / venues are provisional and subject to confirmation):
Again, details will be published on this page and at http://www.englandathletics.org/courses when those are known.
Officials are reminded that the new numbering system of Officials’ Levels introduced by the 2016 UKA Rule Book took effect from 1st April 2016: 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.
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.
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.