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.

Endurance Officials availability form for 2021 - 2022 events (September - February). 

T&F Officials Event Availability form for 2021 - 2022 events (November - March).  

2021 Outdoor Officials Selections

 

Check out our 2021 edition of the T&F Official's Welcome Pack     

View the Welsh Athletics Officials Kit - HERE

Re-watch Radio Protocol Officials webinar 

On the 16th September 2020, 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 

Behind the scenes: Seeding & Results workshop  (Darran Williams)

  1. Seeding Part 1 WATCH HERE
  2. Seeding Part 2 (Championships) 

3. Field Results Input High Jump WATCH HERE

4. Field Results Input Long Jump WATCH HERE

The Role of an Event Adjudicator presentation including audio  (Nigel Jones)

Once you have opened the PowerPoint click Slide Show, next click From Beginning then the sound will start automatically. 

Role of an Event Adjudicator presentation

*NEW* Guidance for Mentoring

Welsh Athletics Mentoring Workshops

Mentor Profiles coming soon...

Please see attached 'How to use Zoom guide'. 

Take a look at the news item 'Conference summary - The first #Unite Virtual Officials & Volunteers Conference'

Pre-recorded content is now avaliable for the following virtual workshops: 

Recruiting, Retaining and Valuing volunteers - Zoe Holloway, Eva Brewer & Barry Edwards 

Behind the scenes: Seeding & Results workshop – Darran Williams 

Presentation with Audio: 

Event Adjudicator Workshop - Nigel Jones (Race Organiser & UKA Level 4 Endurance Official) 

Officials & Volunteer Mental Well-being - Georgia White (Mental Health Professional)

*Instructions - click Slide Show then click From Beginning (the sound will start automatically). 

Presentation only for UKA T&F Officials Pathway Level 1-5 by Sue Maughan & Geoff Wickens. 

Full timetable click here

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.

DBS FAQ's

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

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 started with 'Time to Talk day' Thursday 4th February 2021.

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. The Officials/Volunteers well-being session covered promoting positive mental health - the benefits linked with volunteering, the importance of mental well-being, and relaxation techniques. The session included real examples throughout and highlighted resources to visit for further support. 

If you missed the repeated session at the Welsh Athletics virtual Officials/Volunteers Conference 2021 here is the presentation with audio - Officials & Volunteer Mental Well-being 

OUR NEXT COFFEE CONNECT CHAT DROP IN - Wednesday 31st March 2021     18:00 - 19:00pm

We welcome you to join us for a virtual coffee/tea and to interact with friends in the officials'/volunteers community. 

Register in advance for this meeting HERE 

(After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting).

This session has no key topic just an informal catch up opportunity. 

Please get in touch with suggestions for future session topics officials@welshathletics.org

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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: