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. Iain McCallum is the clubs officials coordinator and is the main point of contact for any new volunteer officials and all our existing officials. Iain can be contacted via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 079 29 86 31 74.
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 download and complete this form TBC to return to Iain. 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 email@example.com 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 British 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 British 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 British Athletics license issuing:
- Application form completed in full.
- Passport photo enclosed with application form.
- Enhanced CRB form completed by club verifier and posted.
- Level 1 log book of 2 officiating experiences each signed by a qualified official; or Level 2 log book of a minimum of 4 officiating experiences completed signed by verifier at matches and submitted to Welsh Athletics Officials Secretary, Cardiff Athletics Stadium, Leckwith, Cardiff, CF11 8AZ.
Level 1 Assistant Officials Award & Young Officials Award:
This award qualifies people to assist in officiating with the exception of long throws (Javelin, Discus & Hammer) whilst supervised by an appropriately qualified official. It enables people to develop the following qualities, skills and knowledge at a basic level;
Qualities: to be athlete centered, fair, unobtrusive, sensitive, diplomatic, systematic, firm, focused, objective, decisive, consistent and calm.
Skills: to be able to measure distances and time; make and share judgments; record observations, judgment and data; ensure safety and report concerns; liaise and communicate with other officials and athletes; report rule infringements; follow procedures and apply rules.
Knowledge: to know the basic rules for events and officiating procedures.