Athletics New Zealand Technical Officials Education and Qualification
Become an official – or improve or extend your qualifications if you are
already a qualified official. You will serve your club better on club
nights as well as the wider athletics community at ribbon days and interclub
events. You can even be involved at national (eg. Colgate Games and
Porritt Classic) and international level if you want.
Athletics New Zealand have an officials’ education and qualification
scheme (ANZOES). The Centre has Heather O'Hagan to undertake the training
of officials. The goal is to provide people with initial training
regarding the rules and procedures for athletics officiating, and then to
provide the opportunity to gain experience and advance their qualifications.
Courses can be arranged for a Sunday anywhere in the centre or on a
series of week-nights near Hamilton. The Sunday courses usually take from
about 9:30am to 2:30pm, including a written test. The week-nights courses
would require at least two 2-hour sessions.
Levels C & B
Level C is the initial level for recognition by Athletics New
Zealand. It is suitable for people who help at club nights, ribbon days
and inter-club competitions. Level B is for people who have done the
initial level and gained further practical experience (15 days above club-night
activity) and can therefore accept more responsibility.
Level A courses are for people with comprehensive experience and likely
to be asked to officiate in key positions at major meetings such as league and
championships. In the 2 years after qualifying at Level B a further 15
days officiating experience is needed including duty at an Athletics New
ANZOES is divided up into specific areas so people may qualify in Jumps,
Throws, Track, Walks and Non-Stadia. There is also provision for
measuring road courses and for officiating for athletes with a disability.
If you would like to arrange training for your club officials,
Officials’ Training Officer
PO Box 106
Tel: 07 862 7163
Mobile: 027 471 3220