Open Meeting Results & Thanks To Volunteer Officials & Parents

We hope you all enjoyed yesterdays open meeting, the results will be posted in our next round up, no later than Thursday midnight. We were overwhelmed with the number of volunteers who offered to help out before and on the day, not only from our own club but all those others involved too, the day would not happen without you. If you enjoyed helping out and would like to do so more often, as luck would have it on Saturday 18th May is a FREE officials qualification at Swansea.
 
For all our home and away inter club matches we are obligated to provide a team of qualified officials. The club currently has a team of over 40 qualified officials, some of whom choose to officiate most weekends and some every now and again. If you wish to become part of the team you can volunteer as much or as little as you wish. We provide FREE transport to all away league fixtures too if a bus is provided, and not to mention all the chocolate, tea and coffee you can eat and drink at home matches too!
 
Saturday 18th May is a FREE UK Athletics Assistant Officials Qualification @ Swansea University 1pm to 4pm.
 
Closing date for applications 5pm Wednesday 15th May, to book email zoe.holloway@welshathletics.org
 
Who should go on this course?
Who should go on this course? Anyone aged 14 or over interested in gaining an insight and introduction to the key areas of officiating that will enable them to assist at track and field meetings under the supervision of a qualified UKA Technical Official. 
 
What will I learn?
• Delivered as a single workshop of four hours in six sections with both theoretical and practical elements covering:
• The responsibilities and role of an Assistant Official
• Measuring and recording times and distance
• Making, sharing and recording judgments
• Ensuring safety and reporting concerns
• Communicating with athletes and other officials
• Following procedures and applying basic rules
What will I be able to do?
After completing the course candidates will need to:
Gain experience by attending a minimum of two athletics meetings assisting a qualified Official. 
Complete a Recorded Evidence Form detailing each meeting and have this signed by a qualified UKA Technical Official.  (These experiences can also be gained at schools’ athletics meetings, signed off by the appropriate teacher.)
Undertake a DBS check, if aged 16 or over, or if under 16 make a Self Declaration. 
A Level 1 Assistant Officials' License will then be issued.