There is a lot a fun and satisfaction in being an official at athletics events. It is great seeing athletes in action up close, and satisfying to know that you have helped to ensure that the competition is held in accordance with best practice. Athletics competitions and races can only take place when there are enough helpers and officials to make it happen.
There are opportunities to help out at track and field events held in a stadium, and also for “out of stadia” events such as cross-country races and road races. However, we need the most numbers of helpers and officials for track and field competition.
WORLD ATHLETICS RULES UPDATES
List of NEW Rule Changes for Athletics as from 1 October 2023 HERE
OFFICIALS EDUCATION and TRAINING
Athletics Wellington will provide regular opportunities to become a qualified official through Officials Education. Take the chance to learn so you can be up-close and personal in competition with our top athletes.
Upcoming Officials Education Courses UPDATE
>>> Saturday 18 November – Newtown Park 10.00am to 2.00pm
Key Theory and Practical topics
- Rules Update
- Para Athletes in competitions
- Use of electronic measuring devices in the field
- Contact our Officials Education Officer – Eddie Soria email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ATHLETICS NZ NATIONAL OFFICIALS PATHWAY
Athletics New Zealand has published an illustration showing the typical pathway for someone who begins by helping out at a club event, and then progresses through various levels of training and experience as a graded official.
If you are interested in becoming an official, we can schedule training to help develop new officials.
If you are interested in gaining some initial experience or attending education training towards becoming an official,please email our