Suffolk Sportshall Athletics - Officiating Support

Description of the role:

Sportshall Athletics is an Indoor athletics competition for juniors, which although being competitive has an emphasis on participation and fun.

For many children and young people, Sportshall athletics is often their first experience / introduction to athletics.

In total there are FOUR COMPETITIONS scheduled to take place in 2017:
Saturday 7th October 2017
Saturday 21st October 2017
Saturday 11th November 2017
Saturday 25th November 2017

Volunteer Arrival: 12.00pm report for a 1.00pm start
Estimated Finish: 5.00pm

Volunteers play a vital role in the delivery of sessions, without which it would not be possible to run such sessions.

Type of Role: There will be opportunities to support officials who already have experience with officiating in running, jumping and throwing events

Opportunity Activities: Advice, Information and Support, Local Events, Officials, Sports Development, Teaching, Training and Coaching
Start Date: 7th October 2017
End Date: 25th November 2017
Availability required:


What skills are needed?

No specific skills are required, just a willingness to get involved and support others.
Training will be given on the day

What skills will be learned / gained?

Build confidence, knowledge and develop key transferable skills through working as part of a team.
Gain a greater understanding of grassroots athletics, build contacts and general awareness.

DBS Check Required: No
Driving Licence Required: No
Does this role have age restrictions?: No
Mandatory training required for role: Yes
Details of mandatory training:

Training / briefing will be covered on arrival. All volunteers will be paired / buddy support at the event.

Extra information:

As the vast majority of people officiating / helping are quite local/from the county they travel at their own expense – apart at times where a specialist official such as a starter travels from outside the county
No other expenses

Fully Inclusive & Accessible to All (including those with disability / mobility challenges). Support will be provided where possible / needed.

Happy to have people with a disability. From a physical viewpoint the venue is accessible. Support will be given as needed

About the Opportunity Host Organisation

Host Organisation: Suffolk County Athletics Association
Organisation Profile:

Provide athletics competition and support clubs, coaches, officials and volunteers involved in athletics in Suffolk

This opportunity is no longer accepting expressions of interest.