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OFFICIALS UPDATES AND NEWS

We currently still need officials are a variety of upcoming events

  • Country Championships at Glendale from the 24th to 27th of Jan
  • The Hunter Track Classic at Glendale on the 25th of Jan
  • Combined Events Championships at Bankstown on the 2nd and 3rd of Feb

Please email ashleighcrook@nswathletics.org.au if you are able to attend.

 

We also have two education opportunities coming up, the details are presented below!

 

Many thanks

Ashleigh

OFFICIAls education

BECOME A NSW OFFICIAL

As athletics events require a very large workforce, we are always looking for more volunteers and officials. Becoming an official is a lot easier then it may seem with the level 1 course entirely online. Athletics NSW would like to encourage anyone with an interest in athletics to volunteer at one of our events to get a taste for officiating. Anyone can volunteer, and our All-comers and Treloar Shield meets are the perfect opportunity to experience officiating. No passed experience is necessary. If you would like more information, please email ashleighcrook@nswathletics.org.au

The Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme (AAOES) is a joint initiative of Athletics Australia and Jetstar Little Athletics Australia, providing a seamless and transparent education pathway for Australian Athletics Officials.

The scheme is endorsed by the Australian Sports Commission and then follows best industry practice, with online learning coupled with face-to-face delivery. The aim of the AAOES is to ensure an effective and efficient education framework is provided to guarantee Australian Athletics Officials remain world leaders in event delivery at all levels of athletic competition.

Click here to be taken to the Athletics Australia Website for more information OR EMAIL ashleighcrook@nswathletics.org.au

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS FOR EXISTING OFFICIALS

Hunter Region Rules Update

This workshop is designed to develop and update each participant’s officiating skills and knowledge in accordance with the most recent rule book. This seminar for is for all NSW Officials regardless of organisation and will be presented from both an ANSW and LANSW perspective. 
VENUE: Club Macquarie, 458 Lake Rd, Argenton NSW 2284

DATE:  Saturday, 26th January 2019

TIME:  7:00pm - 7.45pm

CLOSING:  6pm Friday, 25th January 2019

REGISTER HERE

Officials Development Workshop

This Officials Development Workshop is part of the NSW Athletics Continuing Professional Development Program. 

It is designed to develop and update each participant’s officiating skills and knowledge.

The workshop is available for anyone to attend but is particularly relevant to those participants who hold a Level 1 Accreditation and are aiming to advance to a Level 2 Accreditation.

The event groups to choose from are: 

  • Track (including Walks)

  • Jumps 

  • Throws 

VENUE: Barden Park, Gipps Street, Dubbo

DATE:  Friday, 1 March 2019
TIME:  5.00pm - 7.00pm (arrival from 4.45pm)

CLOSING:  9am Thursday, 28 February 2019

REGISTER HERE



UPDATING YOUR QUALIFICATION

It will be mandatory that Officials maintain their current qualification or seek a higher qualification within a four-year period or risk the possibility of being down-graded.


To maintain or attain a higher accreditation, each Official will be required to show evidence that they have been involved in a constant process of education and professional development.

This is defined as updating (UPD) and can be achieved by either attending approved accreditation courses or updating activities such as:

Learning at the event (Kinaesthetic Learning)
Attendance at seminars
Being a mentor
Being a presenter at a workshop/seminar
The purpose of updating is to ensure Officials attend a minimum number of activities designed to maintain and extend present competencies. The activities should be diverse with no single type of activity contributing to more than half the number of updating points required.

Officials may accumulate more than the required number of updating points within a year, but these cannot be carried over and used to fulfil the next year’s obligations.

Further Information on the Scheme is available from the Athletics Australia or Jetstar Little Athletics Australia websites

Further information will be disseminated shortly.

 

 

 

INCREASING YOUR QUALIFICATION

Athletics NSW strongly encourages all officials to increase their qualification and are more than happy to offer the necessary support. 

Please read through the information that can be found on the Athletics Australia website and email ashleighcrook@nswathletics.org.au

 

 

NEW/OLD QUALIFICATIONS

The new officials accreditation scheme is aimed at being widely accessible and encourages a greater number of people to be provided with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge to conduct athletics competitions at all levels.

Officials will notice that the names of the levels have changed and in the future will be known as follows:

AAOES Level 1 = Old grading – D
AAOES Level 2 = Old grading – C&B
AAOES Level 3 = Old grading – A

VOLUNTEER WITH ANSW

Athletics NSW are always looking for volunteers to assist at their events. ANSW recently signed a declaration with Sport NSW demonstrating their commitment to valuing and respecting volunteers. ANSW strongly acknowledges that volunteers are vital to the running of any event.  For the volunteer, becoming involved in events is an opportunity to learn new skills and gain experience whilst enjoying the atmosphere at Sydney Olympic Park. Each volunteer will receive a shirt and ANSW are also more than happy to provide proof of volunteering certificates.

If you are interested in becoming involved, please email Ashleigh Crook - ashleighcrook@nswatheltics.org.au