Official's Resources

Here you'll find all the information, forms and resources needed to be an official with Welsh Athletics.

–  Take a look at the results of our 2020 Officials Satisfaction Survey here.

– Stay up to date on latest news, training, development opportunities SUBSCRIBE to the Welsh Athletics Officials newsletter.

Are you interested in attending a Level 1 course Officials course?  Please complete the survey expression of interest form

Coffee Connect Chat Series 

The last 12 months have been challenging, therefore it is really important that throughout this time everyone prioritises their own mental well-being. To reconnect the Officials/Volunteers community during this period we are launching the Coffee Connect Chat series.

This series will start with 'Time to Talk day' we welcome you to join us for a virtual coffee/tea and to interact with friends in the officials' community. 

Event day: Thursday 4th February 2021

Event time: 13:30-14:30pm

Event registration link HERE

Topic: Mental well-being with Guest Speaker Georgia White, Mental Health professional that has a vast amount of experience in both public and private sector.

Also take a look at the Officials/Volunteers well-being calendar for February!

Use the ideas and suggestions in this well-being calendar to improve your well-being, stay connected to others and to join upcoming Welsh Athletics virtual events. You can fill in the blanks yourself, with your own thoughts and ideas.

Keep your mind active - some challenges for you:

Mental well-being - Bitesize Self Care series presented by Sarah Carvell Sport Psychologist Sport Wales

Introduction to Self Care 

How to practise Self Care

Challenges to Self Care

Self Care resources to help you

Coping with change presented by Louise Jones Lead Sport Psychologist Sport Wales

3 top tips to help you stay motivated during lockdown 

Keep yourself activeWelsh Athletics 'Mile-A-Day' (MAD) Firebreak Challenge / Milltir Y Dydd 

Keep learning Webinar - Changes within the new UKA rules for competition 2020-2022. Delivered by Peter Crawshaw, Tim Soutar and John Temperton.

Webinar - Role of a field referee Delivered by John Driscoll. 

Webinar - Officiating Off-Track Endurance events from Grass Roots to Championships. Delivered by Arwel Williams & Graham Heeley. 

Webinar - Gadgets & Gizmos within T&F officiating (Part 1). Delivered by Steve Marshall. 

Webinar - The Role of Technical Manager Delivered by Mick Frazer. 

Put your officiating knowledge to the test with a series of officiating questions to help educate and reinforce learning for new and experienced officials:

Re-watch Radio Protocol Officials webinar 

On the 16th September, a webinar was delivered by John Driscoll National Level 4 Field Judge Official.

Description - From starting a call to ending one. Focus on brevity, clarity and some fundamentals to ensure you're following international protocols. Covering the controls (PTT, channel, squelch) and procedures applicable to anyone using a radio at athletics meetings up to national level.

Audience: Recommended Level 2 upwards.


Radio procedure for Athletics events handout 

TESS equipment Officials training video

Delivered by Rob Hooper Level 3 Starter Official. 

Description - step by step running through the set up of the electronic starting system in under 10 minutes. 

Audience - Starters/Starters Assistants all levels


EDM assembling videos

What does EDM stand for? Electronic Distance Measuring kit which is made up of 3 items inside the EDM box delivered by Bob Hammond. 

Assembling the parts:

Video 1 - Setting up and placement of the machiene

Video 2 - EDM Powering up and programming 

Video 3 - Tips & Tricks

OpenTrack Tutorials

Help Guides for Live Field data input 

Competition Management - Field Events - Live Recording - Vertical Jumps WATCH HERE 

Competition Management - Field Events - Live Recording - Horizontal Jumps & Throws WATCH HERE 

Thank you to officials for submitting T&F event availability for 2020 events, we will be in touch around these events.

Endurance Officials please submit your 2020-21 availability (form TBC). 

Athletics Hub, is the booking system for all qualification and development opportunities for officials. This system is being used by all Home Country Athletics Federations and British Athletics. For more infomation on how to navigate Athletics Hub click here.

How do you find your Athletics Hub URN and password?

How do you log in and book a course?

How do you find course resources?

How do you find online courses not booked on Athletics Hub?

Direct link to the Online Health and Safety Module

Please click here for our DBS page.


Click here for the Code of Conduct for Technical Officials. For all of our Codes of Conduct please visit our Codes of Conduct page.

To claim expenses for an event at which you've officiated, please complete and return an Expenses form to Rhiannon Linington-Payne. 

Officials' Expenses and Accommodation Policy