With the summer track & field season just around the corner commencing on Sunday 23rd April, the club are looking for some additional volunteers to assist us through this busy period If you are willing and available to help us out please in the world of officiating, there are two up coming opportunities explained below that we hope you will consider attending.
Either side of our open meeting on 23rd April, there will be a UK Athletics Level 1 Field Judge qualification held at the track, split over two evening 5pm to 7pm delivered by our very own Dave Jessett My Olympic and Paralympic Experience. You need to be available for both days which are Wednesday 19th & Wednesday 26th April. the course costs £25pp and the club will refund you in full once you have completed all the paperwork for your officiating licence to be issued. We need plenty of officials to help the club fulfil it’s officiating obligations for home and away league matches.
The level 1 Field Official course is an entry level qualification on the UK Athletics Track & Field Officials’ pathway. This 4 hour, practical course will introduce candidates to the key roles, responsibilities and duties of a field official, including how to follow a duty sheet, complete a results card, application of the rules in field events and how to provide a safe environment for athletes to compete.
Who should go on this course?
Anyone aged 16+ who is interested in officiating the field events:
Shot (including seated throws for disabled athletes)
Discus (including seated throws for disabled athletes)
Javelin (including seated throws for disabled athletes)
What will I learn?
Follow a duty sheet
Be able to list field events and the various roles covered
Understand and describe Health and Safety issues in Field Officiating
Application of the rules surrounding field officiating
Ability to present the result card accurately
Is there an assessment?
There isn’t an assessment but after the course candidates need to complete at least 4 competition experiences to become licensed. The experiences must cover both horizontal and vertical jumps and both shot and long throws. This may require candidates doing more than 4 experiences. Candidates must have completed the Health & Safety course for Officials.
If your still keen to help us out, click here to book.
In addition combined with our open meeting there is an officials development day, that we will need 20 to 30 of the parents and guardians to sign up to so that we have enough volunteers for the competition day to run smoothly.
THIS IS A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR THOSE NEW TO OFFICIATING AS THE DAY WILL INVOLVE PRACTICAL OFFICIATING EXPERIENCE IN A OPEN MEETING. THIS DAY IS OPEN TO PARENTS, GUARDIANS, GRANDPARENTS, VOLUNTEERS, STUDENTS AND ANYONE INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT OFFICIATING.
An overview of the days taster sessions are outlined below. Arrival time is 10:30am, to offer your help SIGN UP HERE
It is planned to hold training sessions for existing officials in setting up the system. Also training will be available in operating the system for volunteers who have expressed an interest in working on photo finish. Trainees and volunteers will have the opportunity to repeat their training at the West Wales Regional Championships, and will have the opportunity to work on photo finish at other meetings in West Wales through the season.
Those who express an interest will have the opportunity to work alongside an experienced team at what is a ‘live’ meeting. They can undergo more training with a team of Track Judges at the Regional Championships, and will have the opportunity to work on photo finish at other meetings in West Wales.
Those who express an interest will work alongside an experienced Timekeeper at what is a ‘live’ meeting. They can undergo more training with a team of Timekeepers at the Regional Championships (Sunday 14th May).
Starters Assistant/ Starter:
The Starting team are very experienced and can Tutor anyone who expresses an interest to join the team. Volunteers will train on the different aspects of preparing athletes to compete in the various middle distance and sprint events as a Starters Assistant. An electronic starting device will be used by the team and volunteers will have an opportunity to use the starting device and experience the starters perspective when starting a race, and will have the opportunity to work with the start team at other meetings in West Wales.
Any volunteers who express an interest in working on a Field event, will be allocated to a team who will probably Officiate on more than one event discipline. Further opportunities to work on a different Field event will be available at the Regional Championships, and will have the opportunity to work on field events at other meetings in West Wales.