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Endurance:  Joe Mower, 188 Hadleigh Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 0DH
  Telephone: 01473 216289, Email: joseph.mower@ntlworld.com
   
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Officials Mentoring Programme

Expressions of interests are now open for a new and exciting Officials mentoring project, which we will be piloting in the East Region. You can sign up to be involved in the pilot project as either a mentor, or a mentee, and can find out more about the project here: http://eaofficials.co.uk/

Why get involved as a mentee?

Have you just completed an officials course and would like support and guidance on developing your officiating skills and becoming a licensed official? Or would you like further guidance and support to progress through the officiating pathway?

·        Help you to progress through the officiating pathway and reach your own goals

·        Help you to identify your strengths and areas for development or improvement

·        Help to increase your confidence as an official

·        Provide an opportunity to develop your officiating skills by shadowing and observing other officials

·        Advice and support with completing paperwork and becoming a licensed official

For more information on signing up to be mentored, please click here

Why get involved as a mentor?

Would you like to increase the number and develop the skills of Officials in your County?

·        Rewarding and motivational experience

·        A chance to develop key skills within officiating including questioning, listening, analysing and providing feedback

·        Good opportunity to develop and improve officiating within your county by bringing through higher skilled officials as well as helping to increase the number of licensed officials.

A short training/induction session will be offered to mentors as part of the programme and expenses will be covered for you to attend. Provisional date of training is Tuesday 14th August (Evening session) venue TBC.

For more information on signing up to be a mentor, please click here

Expressions of interest close on Friday 27th July 2018. If you would like any further information on the project please contact nenglish@englandathletics.org

Nicola English

National Officials Development Officer

Mobile: 07872161658

Web: englandathletics.org


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MAKE IT OFFICIAL

BRITISH ATHLETICS’ OFFICIALS STRATEGY

2016 -2020

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SUFFOLK OFFICIALS QUALIFIED AS AT 01/02/2018

ENDURANCE OFFICIALS

FIELD JUDGES TRACK AND PHOTO-FINISH JUDGES / RACE WALKING STARTERS AND MARKSMEN / TIMEKEEPERS

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FORMS

Annual Returns 

 

Track & Field Click HERE                           Endurance Click HERE

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                 UKA Disclosure and Barring Service

 

http://www.uka.org.uk/governance/welfare-and-safeguarding/dbs-processes/

 

 

                            Guidance  check                                             How to use on-line application

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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USEFUL LINKS FOR OFFICIALS

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PLEASE CONTACT MIKE OAKLEY IF YOU FEEL THERE ARE WEB SITES THAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE LINKS.

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HEALTH and SAFETY for ENDURANCE OFFICIALS

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CONFERENCES

 

 

 

                      

2018 OFFICIALS CONFERENCE

 

Date: Sunday 8th April, 2018

 

Venue: Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth, Warwick CV8 2LD

 

Time: 10.00am to 4.30pm (Arrivals from 9.00am)

 

Theme: The theme for this year's conference is "Achieving our Best Performance"

 

Details including registration below:

 

 

 

2018 OFFICIALS CONFERENCE

 

Details will appear here

Anticipated November 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

The usual attendance is around 250 officials of all levels and experience coming together from around the country to discuss relevant topics and issues in officiating, as well as offering valuable networking opportunities and sharing of best practice. During the day we will be holding a number of workshops from Conflict Management, Building Personal Resilience and Managing Stress to Mentoring and Disability Track & Field. We have taken on board the feedback from previous years to ensure that the workshops reflect what officials would like to see delivered. Please view this document for descriptions of the various workshops we will be covering. You will need to select 5 workshop options in order of preference.

Young Officials (25 years and under) - We would particularly like to welcome young officials to register for the conference this year. There will be a separate registration area for young officials at conference so that you can meet up with other young like-minded people. We will also be providing hooded sweatshirts for young officials so please ensure that you select your size in the online form.

Registration will open from Monday 26th February at 8am and close on Monday 26th March 2018 (the registration form will not be live before this). If you are interested in attending the conference, please click the link below to register:

Registration

Places will be on a first come first service basis, so please make sure you submit your request early.

Officials Social Evening: Saturday 7th April 2018

We will be holding a social dinner for officials on Saturday evening before the conference. We will have 80 places available and these will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The dinner is free and will include a 3-course meal and entertainment. Accommodation is available at the venue at a cost of GBP 40pp (Twin) and GBP 85pp (Single) payable by cheque or BACS in advance of the evening. If you would like to attend the social dinner then please tick the relevant box on the conference registration form. You will be informed whether you were successful or not by Monday 19th March 2018. Please do not send payment until you have received confirmation of your place.

Officials Awards

The Officials' Conference also includes awards and recognition for officials. We have three categories of awards, Officials' Official of the Year, Young Official of the Year and Inspirational Official of the year. Long Service awards are also presented to officials who have reached 40 years' service. We would like to encourage every official to nominate for these awards. Have a good think about officials who have helped you on your journey as an official, who may have inspired you to develop and pursue your ambitions or someone you can see as making a huge contribution to officiating locally, regionally or nationally. Please help us to celebrate the achievements of our officials. You can nominate once in each category, although we do ask that you don't nominate anyone who is a relation to you. If there is anyone that you would like to nominate for these awards, please complete the form below. Please provide as much detail as possible. The nomination form will open at 8am on Monday 26th February. The closing date for the nominations for each of the awards is also Monday 19th March 2018.

Award Nominiations

The officials' Conference will offer officials valuable networking opportunities and the opportunity to share and disseminate information as well as having consultations about new processes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2016 RULE BOOK
COMPRISING IAAF FORMAT with UKA SUPPLEMENTS
For CONSULTATION UNTIL 27th JULY, 2015

 

 


The 2016 rule book will be published as the IAAF rulebook with an UKA supplement. Over the past few months we have been merging the two current rule book and the DRAFT rule book for 2016 is set out below in five sections-

1. Non- technical rules- IAAF rules 1-22, Preambles, Definitions & General rules. Following IAAF Rule 22 (UK supplements) you will find the majority of UKA rules relating to Eligibility, transferring from one club to another, First claim status, and Team competition. 
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2. Technical rules- Track. IAAF Rules 100-151. It is intended to put any field event diagrams on the UKA website separately. 
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3. Technical rules-Field-IAAF Rules 160-170. 
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4. Technical rules-Combined Events and Indoor IAAF rule 200 & Indoor Competitions-IAAF Rules 210-223. 
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5. Off-track rules-IAAF Rules- 230-251.  Note that certain Off-track Endurance discipline rules will be transferred to Licence standards and do not appear in this draft. 
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In broad terms this has been a “cut & paste” exercise deleting any UKA rules which are covered within the IAAF rules.  Please note that it is recognised that not all renumbering has been completed following the merger of the two rule books.

Format-

Black font- IAAF rules unaltered. Chapter 3 -Anti-Doping and Medical (IAAF rules Definitions, & Rules 30-51) has not been listed in detail.


Blue font- After each IAAF rule you will see, where relevant, the UKA supplement. 

Green font- within any of the UKA supplements where Age Group rules apply you will see a green font for any sections which might be affected by the Age Group change IF that was to proceed and will only be finalised once UKA decide whether or not and how to proceed with Age Group changes at a later date.

Red font- This is used to alert you to any significant changes that have been made either in the IAAF rules section or in the UKA supplement sections which are included in this part of this consultation. There are three types of change where a red font has been used-
1. Athlete registration- Under IAAF rule 22 (UKA supplement 1) Provision is now made for Registration to be compulsory across all disciplines of athletics, with disqualifation if not complied with, rather than this requirement being only being compulsory for competition in National Championships (UKA Rule- 10 (2), Note 2 in the 2014 UKA Rule book).
2. Fun runs- In IAAF rule 2 (UKA supplement) a requirement to register Fun Runs.
3. In the Technical Rules (IAAF sections) where it is intended to accept the existing IAAF rule where it is different in a minor way to UKA rules without seeking a formal UKA rule change. These are set out in the comment box on the right hand column of each of those items and include such comments as- “easier to understand”, “softening of a UKA rule”.


Should you wish to make any comments on this DRAFT 2016 Rule book then please use the IAAF / UKA Merged rules consultation template which can be found athttp://www.britishathletics.org.uk/competitions/rules/. The strict deadline for responses is Monday 27th July, 2015. Comments and any general queries on this should be sent tomergedrulesconsultation@uka.org.uk

Following evaluation of these comments, together with the inclusion of any agreed Age Group changes and proposals agreed under the request for clubs and other organisations to propose rule changes for the 2016 merged Rule book a further draft will be circulated in October, 2015.

Malcolm Rogers                                          Roger Simons
Chair Technical Advisory Group              TAG & Chair of the Rules Revision Working Group


5th May, 2015

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2014 CHANGE IN THROWING IMPLEMENT WEIGHTS.

 

 

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London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Olympic NTOs from l to r: Tony Cheatham, Paul Rutter, Joe Mower, Lis Henderson & Mike Oakley

 

Paralympic representatives from l to r: Jane Pattle, Joy Hoare, Lis Henderson , Paul Rutter & Mike Oakley

 

 

Suffolk County Athletics Association wishes to acknowledge and congratulate those Officials from within the County who have been selected to officiate as National Technical Officials and to those members of Clubs within our County who will be working as Volunteers known as Gamesmakers.

Suffolk County Athletic Association is justly proud of all of its officials and to get so many selected from our number is a great achievement.

 

Those known to us are as follows but if there are more please let us know so that we can recognise them too.

 

 

NAME POSITION DUTY GAMES
Lis Henderson  NTO  Field Judge Olympic Paralympic
Paul Rutter  NTO  Field Judge Olympic Paralympic
Mike Oakley   NTO  Field Judge Olympic Paralympic
Tony Cheatham  NTO  Call Room Olympic ----------
Joe Mower NTO  Endurance Olympic ----------
Joy Hoare NTO  Field Judge -------- Paralympic
Mick Graham NTO  Race Walking Judge Olympic ----------
Margaret Nicholls Gamesmaker Call Room Olympic Paralympic
Charlotte Nicholls Gamesmaker LOCOG Traffic Management Olympic Paralympic
Chris Starmer Gamesmaker LOCOG Driver Olympic  
Jane Pattle Gamesmaker Stadium -------- Paralympic
Elizabeth Welbourn Gamesmaker Stadium Olympic  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENDURANCE OFFICIALS

 

 

 

URGENT

ANNUAL RETURNS

 

It is essential that Endurance Officials send their completed log sheets to Joe Mower as soon as possible. The new grading system will come into force in January and to ensure the correct grading, Joe needs to have the most up tom date list of officials' duties.

 

Click HERE to access the log sheets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RACE REFEREES

 

THE COUNTY HAS IDENTIFIED THAT THERE IS A SERIOUS SHORTAGE OF 

"QUALIFIED" RACE REFEREES FOR ENDURANCE EVENTS IN SUFFOLK.

 

IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH BEST PRACTICE, 

THIS SITUATION MUST NOT CONTINUE. 

 

JOE MOWER AND PAUL FELTON ARE, THEREFORE, OFFERING 

THEMSELVES AS "MENTORS" TO ENDURANCE OFFICIALS IN THE 

COUNTY WHO WISH TO PROGRESS TO AND ACT AS, RACE REFEREES.

 

TO EXPRESS AN INTEREST, PLEASE MAKE CONTACT WITH:

JOE MOWER Tel: 01473 216289 or Email:  joseph.mower@ntlworld.com

PAUL FELTON Tel: 01787 376617 or Email: pmfelton13@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race Directors Course

Accredited Level

Birmingham

Saturday 25 April 2015

                                                               

Details                                                           Programme

 

 

 

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AWARDS

 

 

England Athletics' 2012 

Young Volunteer of the Year

CHARLOTTE NICHOLLS

 

As a level two coach and field official, Charlotte has contributed countless hours as a volunteer. Charlotte has been instrumental in providing opportunities for disabled athletes through coaching at Orwell Panthers, supporting schools competitions and playground to podium.
Charlotte is part of the coaching team leading Ipswich Harriers’ new junior induction programme following which she then leads throws sessions for more established athletes. She is a proactive participant in the Local Coach Development programme, always keen to develop her coaching skills and sharing knowledge with others and has enrolled to complete the new event group qualifications.
Charlotte also officiates at league competitions throughout the summer, at the County Championships, and successfully oversaw the effective running of field events at the Suffolk Youth Games as well as being main advisor for the disability competition. Her volunteering does not stop there as she also joined the LOCOG traffic management team as a 2012 Gamesmaker at the Olympics and Paralympics.
The county are very fortunate to have such an outstanding young volunteer giving such a great amount of time, enthusiasm and commitment to local athletics and Charlotte is therefore a very deserving nominee for this award.

CONGRATULATIONS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010 - UKA- ENDURANCE OFFICIAL 

Photograph by kind permission of Mark Shearman - Athletics Images

   At the 2010 Annual UKA Officials Conference at Solihull on Sunday 18th April 2010, Joe Mower, Hon. General Secretary of Suffolk County Athletics Association, was called to the stage to be presented with an award by former International Runner Iwan Thomas as the Off Track Official of the Year.

The presentation Chairman, Malcolm Rogers, gave the following citation:

Member of Ipswich Harriers since 1963 - Cross Country/Road Secretary and organiser of Cross Country Championships

Member of Suffolk County Association since 1972 - Hon, Secretary since 1983 and organiser of Cross Country Championships

Member of English Cross Country since 1998.. Championships Secretary since 2007. Joe also was one of the main contributors to the English Cross Country Manual, designed to help promoters of the National,

He became an Endurance Official in 1988 and has been an official at the whole range of events from clubs races, county Championships, area and national road races, European Cross Country Championships, World Cross Country Championships in Durham and Edinburgh and the World Half Marathon in Birmingham, where he was the Finish Co­ordinator.

Cross Country Secretary since 1998 for the CAU

He has organised the Margate Cross Country races for many years

Joe is an excellent official and always happy to help out any of his colleagues or newcomers.

Many Congratulations, Joe, from all your colleagues and friends in Suffolk Athletics.

 

 

ENGLAND ATHLETICS 2009 - OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR 

PAUL RUTTER - LEVEL 5 - FIELD OFFICIAL 

  IPSWICH HARRIERS & ORWELL PANTHERS AC

 

A delighted Paul Rutter having received his trophy 

from Katherine Merry on behalf of England Athletics.

 

Many Congratulations, Paul, from all your colleagues and friends in Suffolk Athletics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Track & Field Officials

Record of Experience

to be submitted a.s.a.p. after the end of the track season

Levels 1 & 2 return completed form to County Officials Secretary (address above)

Levels 3, 4 & 5 return completed form  to David Vidler at miveld.vidler@btinternet.com

 

Excel File

     

 

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Frequently asked Questions

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Endurance Officials

Annual List of Duties Performed (Form 10)

to be submitted to Joe Mower a.s.a.p. after 31st August annually

 

 

 

Word File                          pdf file

                                      

 

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URGENT APPEAL FOR ATHLETICS COMPETITION DIRECTOR

 

SUFFOLK SPORT IS LOOKING TO IDENTIFY A COMPETITION DIRECTOR

FOR THE ATHLETICS QUADKIDS AND SUPER 8 COMPETITIONS AT THE SCHOOL GAMES FESTIVAL

ON FRIDAY 4TH JULY 2014.

 

PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING ROLE DESCRIPTION AND IF FURTHER INFORMATION IS REQUIRED, PLEASE CONTACT SIMON KING AT SUFFOLK SPORT

ON EITHER (01394) 444580 OR (07725) 498020

OR EMAIL AT simon.king@suffolksport.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opportunity for Officials at

MENCAP CHAMPIONSHIPS in MANCHESTER

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OFFICIALS ARE NEEDED TO HELP AT QUADKIDS EVENT AT NORTHGATE STADIUM ON SATURDAY 22ND AUGUST.

IF YOU CAN HELP PLEASE CONTACT TERRY MCENTEE, Mobile: 0777 555 7784  OR Email: terrymcentee474@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

URGENT APPEAL FOR MARSHALLS TO ASSIST AT THE COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS AT HEVENINGHAM ON 10 JANUARY 2016.

IF YOU CAN HELP PLEASE LET JOE MOWER KNOW ON  01473 216289 OR BY EMAIL AT: joseph.mower@ntlworld.com

 

OR PAUL FELTON Tel: 01787 376617, Mobile: 07974097313  OR BY

EMAIL AT: pmfelton13@gmail.com

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2018 Useful Dates for Suffolk Track & Field Officals

 

 

 

 

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