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OFFICIALS Updated 3 May 2017

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Today's Date: 23 May 2017
Surrey County Officials Secretary:
Peter Crawshaw
Woodlands, 18 Ringley Park Avenue,
T: 01737 761626



April - June 2017 July - September 2017 Road Relays

The first version of summer 2017 appointments for SCAA meetings is shown in the above downloadable PDF files. The first file covers the Disability Championships, the main Track & Field Championships and the Masters (with Sussex). The second covers the “8 Counties” Senior Inter-Counties, Derek Crookes Meeting (U13 Inter-Counties) and the Combined Events, with the third 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 (

 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.

  • ·         As you will see, there are still plenty of “TBCs” shown. If you have not yet submitted your availability details to Peter please do so, or if you think that you may be able to cover any of those gaps, please let him know. We need to recruit more Officials in several disciplines for the Main Championships, the “8 Counties” and for Field Judging in particular for the Masters Championships.
  • ·         Details of officials from Sussex (for the Masters and Combined Events) and possibly from counties outside Surrey (the attachment includes Hampshire officials) for the Derek Crookes Meeting will be added in a later release of these details. As a result there will be the need to complete the appointments of Chiefs and Referees for the Combined Events.
  • ·         An updated version of these lists will be published here in early June.
  • ·         Updated versions for individual meetings will also be sent to officials who are appointed to those nearer to the time. Those lists will generally be more up to date than the versions on this website, which will be updated only periodically.

 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.



With the completion of the Level 1 Endurance Officials course at Belgrave Hall and 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:

  • ·         There are a few courses coming up in neighbouring counties: see for full listings;
  • ·         If there is sufficient interest from Surrey clubs, it may be possible to arrange (as was the case with Croydon H. in 2016) a course on weekday evenings.

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.

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:-

Tuesday, 20th June 2017 at Stoneleigh Library.


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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