Officials

Swansea Harriers has a large team of very dedicated volunteer officials that help the club fulfill its commitments in all its league, cup and championship fixtures on and off track throughout the year. Chris Williams is the clubs officials coordinator and is the main point of contact for any new volunteer officials and all our existing officials. Chris can be contacted via email on chris.williams01@btinternet.com or by phone on 078 66 50 57 55.

If you are willing and available to help at any of the clubs fixtures not only as a track judge, timekeeper or field judge but helping in the cafe for home fixtures or any administrative role, please contact Chris. Even if you are only to help at a handful of events a year this makes a huge difference to the to the club.

All officials must have an enhanced DBS check and have a valid British Athletics Officials License to officiate at the club. Licenses are valid for a 3 year period and the enhanced DBS check must be renewed to have the license validated for a further 3 years. Click here for details of how to apply for a DBS check. Once the form arrives officials must arrange to have it checked with one of the clubs DBS verifiers; Ian Griffiths tigriffiths@hotmail.co.uk 077 72 11 19 89 or Neal Merry NEAL_MERRY@SKY.COM 077 49 57 39 83.

Having completed a course the prospective official will be required to complete a Logbook of their experiences whilst officiating at events as evidence of their officiating. Successful assessment of the log-book will lead to the appropriate UK Athletics Level 1 or 2 Officiating Award and an Officials License will be issued or amended, subject to the official being in receipt of an up to date UK Athletics Enhanced DBS disclosure.  Many Leagues penalize clubs for not providing a minimum number of qualified officials at their meetings. This is an opportunity to help your club meet these requirements.

Check List and downloads for UK Athletics license issuing:

Changes to Government legislation have led to changes in the area of safeguarding checks across all sports. It is important that clubs and people such as coaches and officials who require a DBS (formerly a CRB) check are aware of these changes. Changes to the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 mean that from the 17th June 2013 the Disclosure and Barring Service will only issue one certificate which will be sent to the applicant.
 
This change is important as it means that that British Athletics now longer receives a copy of your DBS certificate.  This means that you, should you wish to proceed, need to send your DBS certificate to UK Athletics so they can see it and take the next steps in the process.
 
What you need to do if you undertake a DBS check:
Once you have the certificate, check its accuracy, and if you accept it is correct send it to Athletics Welfare, PO Box 332, Sale, Manchester M33 6XL.
If you dispute the content of your certificate you should contact the DBS immediately on 0870 9090844 to discuss the disputed matters.
 
What UK Athletics will do: 
UK Athletics will complete their risk assessment, enter your certificate details on Trinity, arrange your license issue and send the certificate back to you.
Should British Athletics have any issues with the information on the certificate we will contact you prior to any decisions being taken.