Do you want to be an official Official?


Did you know, Vale Royal AC has only two qualified Track and Field officials?

As a legacy of the London Olympic Games the number of young athletes has significantly increased, as can be seen by the size of the groups of U11s and multi-events athletes training on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Knights Grange.

There has, also, been an increase in the number of athletes turning out at Track and Field competitions.

These competitions cannot occur without the help of large numbers of officials, who give up their time to make these events run smoothly and ensure that results are accurate; and to look after the safety of the athletes!

To become at T&F official you only need to attend a one day course, which covers one of the following disciplines:
Track judge
Time keeper
Field official
- in addition, you need to complete a Health and Safety section, which is included in the course.

If you do not want to do T&F, you can become an Endurance Official.

The Club will pay for any approved volunteers to attend an England Athletics Officials’ course in the North West of England, as soon as possible, to start them off on their officiating pathway.
Any out of pocket expenses will also be covered.

More information can be found at the following website:

Being an official is not a regular commitment - you only officiate when you are able and want to!
Join in and learn new skills, meet new people, and contribute to athletics in the wider sense.
One day you could be officiating at the Olympics!

To register your interest, please contact:

Dave Stevens (01606) 75241 or
Dave Copsey (01606) 330311