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 …

  • Jumps
  • Throws
  • Track
  • Administration
  • Equipment
  • 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
  •             Alertness
  •             Aware of surroundings
  •             Enjoy the task
  •             Be inconspicuous

If you have any question regarding officials please contact Kiarna at

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