Volunteers Week - Officials Focus join Team Spacey

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. Emma Spacey is the clubs officials coordinator and is the main point of contact for any new volunteer officials and all our existing officials. Emma can be contacted via email on emmaspacey@mac.com or by phone on 079 84 62 85 62.
 
If you are willing and available to help at any of the clubs fixtures as a track judge, timekeeper or field judge or any administrative role, please contact Emma. Even if you are only to help at a handful of events a year this makes a huge difference to the to the club.
 
The club are looking for new volunteers to join "Team Spacey". There are two up coming entry level 1, UK Athletics qualifciations that are FREE to attend at Swansea University:
Field Judging qualifciation Saturday 16th June 12pm to 5pm tutored by Dave Jessett whose experience include officiating at the 2012 London Olympics and 2017 World Athletics Championships.
and or
Track Judging qualifciation Sunday 17th June 12pm to 3pm tutorded by Alan Currie, 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
 
We hope you will be able to attend, further course details are outlined below, and to book a place on the course please email andrew.jenkins90@ntlworld.com
 
Successful completion of the Level 1 Award for Technical Officials (Track and Field) will enable individuals to work with other qualified officials, acting as a lead official and supporting assistant officials, whilst judging at athletics events.
 
The course will help to:
 
gain knowledge
develop skills
apply rules in officiating in athletics
Course format
 
The course is made up by a generic module, followed by the requirement to specialise in a specific discipline.
 
During and following the course, attending individuals will be asked to record their experiences and undertake practical assessments of their skills. All practical experiences at athletics events should be recorded in the Official’s Log Book, which will be used as part of the final assessment.
 
Generic Module
 
The generic module will familiarise the applicant with, and help to plan, his or her way through the course. The course will introduce the individual to judging; help recognise the skills and qualities of a good official and help develop those skills. Importantly, this element develops an awareness of the importance of Health and Safety and helps the applicant to undertake a Health and Safety risk assessment.
 
These Field and Track Judge discipline specific modules are designed to help future officials to recognise specific qualities required of officials working in these disciplines. Applicants will also learn about equipment requirements, where the officials operate from at the venue, what they are expected to do and how to successfully plan, deliver and complete the role.
 
All of the modules are interactive and they are designed to help officials apply new knowledge and skills in practice, either through workshops and discussion, or through practical drills.