How to Become an Official
Becoming an official is easy! Take a look at how to become an official here (available shortly)
The first thing you need to know is you won’t be out there on your own. There is always a team of officials, some very experienced, there to act as officials themselves and to help and guide new, less experienced people.
Is there a pathway of development and training?
Once you make a start … the sky is the limit. Many Capital Athletics officials have officiated at Australian, Commonwealth, Olympic and World Championships.
Once you have decided you are interested, Capital Athletics has a structured programme including supervised practical work plus seminars and lectures. You can start your grading straight away.
Once you’re a registered Capital Athletics Official (which does not take long), you’ll receive everything you need to be an official.
What Roles can I do?
You’d be surprised about the many and varied roles our officials play. Here’s a list of some of the roles filled by Officials …
- Competition Management
What is expected of an official?
- Work as a member of a team
- Work under pressure
- Have good people skills
- Know the rules
- Exercise punctuality
- Tact and Patience
- Aware of surroundings
- Enjoy the task
- Be inconspicuous
If you have any question regarding officials please contact Kiarna at firstname.lastname@example.org