Volunteers Needed & Up Coming Volunteer Courses

We really struggled today to find enough volunteers to run the open meeting whether they were qualified officials or mums and dads helping out. We were also very unlucky to loose our starter "DJ" just before the event began and we whish him a full and speedy recovery. It is vital that more volunteers come forward to help the club fulfill its officiating duties at home and away matches this season, not only for the benefit of our own athletes but those of all clubs. Luckily enough there are two courses at the University On Sunday 28th May and the one for Field Officials is FREE please sign up if you can, if you only help on the match days when your child is participating it all makes a huge difference.

Sunday 28th May FREE UK Athletics Field Judges Qualification @ Swansea University:
Applications are invited from volunteers from any club and any region in Wales interested in helping their club as an official at Track & Field Meetings. No previous experience of judging is required. The minimum age for attendance is 16. Closing date for application is Friday 26th May.
12pm Welcome & Introductions and UK ATHLETICS and Generic Officiating Module: This basic module enables candidates to learn the basic roles and responsibilities of track and field judging.
Following attendance at this course candidates will have knowledge and understanding in the following areas:
Appropriate attire/equipment
Knowledge and understanding of the role
Ability to follow duty sheet.
List events/roles covered
Ability to make quick and correct decisions
Presentation and accuracy of results
Knowledge and application of rules
Relationship with other officials
Relationship with athletes
3pm HEALTH & SAFETY MODULE: This represents a key component of the technical officials qualification and covers risk assessment and its practical implications for track & field officials, common safety problems facing officials together with the procedures to be followed in the case of an accident or serious incident.
If you are interested in attending please email: Andrew Jenkins at andrew.jenkins@welshathletics.org for the application form. Completed forms should be sent by post. The Cost of the course is £FREE! for each candidate. Candidates are also required to submit one passport size photograph of them with the application form. Return application forms to: Andrew Jenkins Welsh Athletics West Wales Network Officer, 38 Brynhyfryd, Tircoed Forest Village, Swansea, SA4 9JJ.
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 2A Officiating Award and an Officials Licence will be issued or amended, subject to the official being in receipt of an up to date UK Athletics Enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) disclosure. Many Leagues penalise or reward clubs for providing or not providing a minimum number of qualified officials at their meetings. This is an opportunity to help your club meet these requirements.
Sunday 28th May Leading Athletics Coaching Certificate @ Swansea University:
Times: 1pm to 4pm
Brief Course Outline: Role: This leadership workshop is ideal for those looking to lead athletic activities for young athletes.
Course Overview: The course will enable Leaders to deliver fun and safe sessions to young athletes. Packed full of useful tips and ideas, this workshop also provides:
- Workbook and Support Resource
- Set of Game Cards
Duration: 3 Hour Course
For more details on the Leading Athletics course please click here
Minimum age for attendance is 14.
Closing Date: Friday 26th May 2017
Cost: £25 (With a free resource)
To Apply: Please email andrew.Jenkins@welshathletics.org