Become an Official

Become part of a valued team, enjoy great personal reward, deliver successful and enjoyable competition experiences... Become an Official.

The need for new or existing volunteers to train and develop as officials is of vital importance to the future success of our competition programme and our championships. As the offer of competitive opportunities is constantly increasing, the demand for skilled officials within the Principality is paramount.

With a current active workforce of over 400 officials, Welsh Athletics and the Regional Athletics Councils are looking for new officials to join our ranks, as well as for existing officials to develop further along the Officials Development Pathway, to fulfil the requirement of building a larger workforce.

Whether you would like to help rake a sandpit during an U13 League match, develop as a high level official and lead teams at Welsh Championship and UKA competitions or even progress to the Commonwealth or Olympic Games, there is an opportunity for you!

How to become an Official?

If you are a parent, 6th form student or just interested in taking the first step into athletics officiating, then the Level 1 Assistant Official Award course is a good starting point. If you are already volunteering for a club, are a retired athlete or have a basic understanding of the athletics events and competition environment, however, you can progress immediately to the Level 2 Award for Track and Field Technical Officials.

Alternatively, there are many affiliated track and field clubs across Wales that would welcome the services of new officials to the sport.

Welsh Athletics Ltd.
Cardiff International Sports Stadium
Leckwith Road
Cardiff. CF11 8AZ.

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