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Welsh Athletics Officials Terms & Conditions

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07/09/2023 00:00, In Blog / Club Notice Board /

On the 1 of October 2023, the Home Country Athletics Federations (England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland) will assume responsibility for the licensing of levels 1-3 officials across the UK.

All Welsh officials' level 1-3 have been contacted directly to inform them of a change to the Terms and Conditions (T&Cs) of their license and asked to accept specific HCAF licence T&Cs before the 1st of October 2023 to ensure that they remain licensed for insurance purposes.  

Welsh Athletics will take an increased level of responsibility for the operational delivery of the officials’ pathway from the Assistant Officials award up to and including Level 3 Officials, in Wales. 

UKA will retain full accountability and responsibility for all higher-level officials; Levels 4 & 5 as well as those operating as International Technical Officials (ITO) or those falling under the equivalent World Athletics, World Para Athletics or European Athletics qualification schemes. 

The HCAFs have worked together to ensure consistency across T&Cs which allows officials to operate across home country borders and still be bound by the T&Cs of their HCAF.  

The transition and development of the robust licensing scheme ensures that, as an organisation, we can continue to provide essential services and keep people safe across all settings.

We have seen a significant number of officials who have already agreed to the new Welsh Athletics branded T&C’s which means that they will be fully licenced post-October 1 and continue to make a long-lasting and transformative impact to our sport throughout Wales.

How to agree to the new officials terms & conditions

The process for accepting our T&Cs is straightforward. All you have to do is follow the instructions below:

  • Log into your profile on the MyAthletics portal by clicking here.
  • Click ‘My Profile’ (next to your image).
  • Go to the Codes of Conduct section.
  • Scroll to licence terms and conditions for your role (coach and/or official).
  • Read the terms and conditions Tick the relevant box to accept the revised T&Cs.
  • Once accepted you will continue to be licensed and insured after 1st October and no further action is required.