Team Spacey Now Recruiting FREE UK Athletics Assistant Officials Qualification

Would you like to be part of the Swansea Harriers officials team ably coordinated by Emma Spacey? 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 26th January is a FREE UK Athletics Assistant Officials Qualification @ Swansea University 2pm to 5pm.
 
Closing date for applications Monday 21st January 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 judgements
• 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' Licence will then be issued.