Track and Field officials – Training


Doncaster AC is desperately short of track and field graded officials, who are vital if we intend to remain contenders at the YDL, Northern and South Yorkshire Leagues. Points are accrued at these events for the number of officials provided by each competing club and deducted where there is a shortfall (This is the principle reason why we were demoted at the lower YDL yesterday).

To become an official, you have to attend a 2 day course and choose between a track official and field official. On completion of the course you become a level 1 official. After completing 6 matches you can apply to be assessed to become and a level 2 official. There are higher levels of officials based upon experience.

Parent helpers, whilst invaluable, do give us our full points allocation because we have to have a minimum number of level 2 officials. I would urge parents who currently help out and those that do not to apply to attend an officials course.

the fee for the course is £30 (paid by the club). If we get a minimum of 12 volunteers we can apply to England Athletics to hold a course in Doncaster, probably in the autumn.

Please give this serious consideration to help your youngsters to develop and support your club in moving forward. Anyone interested should see me so that I can agree a date for the course as soon as possible, once we have the requisite numbers.



Club Chairman