Volunteers Needed Please

Swansea Harriers is very lucky to have a number of loyal and dedicated volunteers, without whose support we wouldn't have all the opportunities for the 670+ and rising registered athletes members currently in the club, which is also the largest membership the club has ever had! It is absolutely essential for more parents, guardians, grandparents and others to come forward and offer their support if the club is to continue to thrive and survive as well as offer effective coaching. If you can only help a handful of times a year it makes a huge difference to the club. There are two up coming courses which we are looking for new volunteers to attend. Please speak to any of the volunteers on club nights who can explain to you how great the courses are as well as how the club can support you to attend them.
 
Wednesday 30th November Level 1 Track Judges Officials Qualification @ Swansea University:
Open to volunteers from all clubs, Wednesday 30th November from 6.30pm to 9.30pm there is a UK Athletics Track Judging Qualification being held at Swansea University Indoor Track with a closing date for registration: Monday 28th November.
With Alan Currie as Tutor. Whose experiences include officiating at the Commonwealth Games of 1986 and 1994 plus many other major meetings such as World Cup Final and the IAAF Grand Prix Final and compiler of Athletics Stats Wales.
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.
TRACK JUDGING MODULE:
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
If you are interested in attending please email andrew.jenkins90@ntlworld.com Completed forms should be sent by post with a cheque payable to “Welsh Athletics Ltd”. The Cost of the course is £30 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, 38 Brynhyfryd, Tircoed Fforest 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 Track Judging 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 & Barring Service) disclosure. Many Leagues penalize 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.
 
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th December UK Athletics Track & Field Coaching Assistant Qualification @ Swansea:
A Coaching Assistant will be insured to take a coaching role working under the supervision of a Coach (Athletics Coach or an existing UKA Level 2 coach or higher), working from a UKA task card or organising a session based on a plan written by the supervising Coach.
Course Overview The course outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Coaching Assistant, how it differs from the Leader and Athletics Coach courses and its position within the Coach Development Pathway.  The basics of movement (biomechanics) will be taught and an introduction to the athletics events will be covered. Identifying the principles that underpin and improve performance as well as applying an athlete centred approach to delivery are among the many areas covered during the weekend.
Duration: 2 day course.
Cost: £170 Affiliated £210 Non Affiliated.
Times: 9:00 - 17:00.
Closing Date for registration: Friday 18th November 2016.
For more details on the Coaching Assistant course please click here http://www.welshathletics.org/coaches/coaching-calendar/coaching-assistant-(waca168).aspx