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OFFICIALS Updated 2 September 2021

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Today's Date: 22 September 2021
Surrey County Officials Secretary:
Mark Purser



The County Officials Secretary for Surrey is now Mark Purser: please address any general questions about officiating at County Track &  Field competitions or local implementation of UKA/EA policy to Mark using the above email address. Mark is supported on matters relating to Officials Education by Margaret Nelson.

David Clarke ( continues as Endurance Officials Secretary and questions relating to officiating at Surrey County Cross-Country or Road Racing events should be directed to David.

Questions regarding specific upcoming Surrey County meetings to the Assistant Meeting Manager (Officials) listed below. Questions regarding Officials Courses, applications for Officials licences/upgrading or Officials Education generally should be directed to Margaret Nelson at

To see the updated Officials Pathway per the  UKA website please click Officials Pathway
(this now reflects the new requirements for Level 2 Track & Field Disciplines).


The appointments for the meetings in 2021 will be shown via the links below (one for each meeting):-

Surrey Masters Cross-Country (9.10.2021) Bruce Judd Cross-Country Relays. (23.10.2021)

These details will be updated regularly here over the coming months, so please check them from time to time.

 If officials have questions regarding a specific meeting, they should address those to the specific Assistant Meeting Manager.

David Clarke will, as SCAA Endurance Officials Secretary , be dealing with the Road Relays and the Cross-Country events.

Officials’ details for the Surrey Schools Championships and other Schools events in which Surrey are participating will again be communicated via the Surrey Schools Officials Secretary, Ian Crouch (

Full instructions, including meeting timetables, will be sent to officials closer to the date of each meeting by each Assistant Meeting Manager.

The ongoing support of all officials / volunteers in Surrey is greatly appreciated.


Details of the process for attaining a Level 1 licence can be viewed at

Officials are reminded that the new UKA Rule Book came into force as at 1st April 2020. The UKA website has via that link included from mid-March a summary of the main Rule changes and the full text of the new Rule Book is downloadable there as a PDF from early April. The UKA website also has details of where hard copies can be purchased.

Margaret Nelson will be delighted to hear from - and assist - any Surrey based clubs who are interested in arranging either Assistant Official or Level 1 courses


Anyone who is trying to run an athletics club or organise an athletics meeting needs officials.

The duties are varied and interesting and you would not be expected to work alone but as part of a team being guided by experienced officials.

Courses are available for anyone interested in becoming an official. The UKA courses are run in the various regions by England Athletics and cover both the basics of officiating – Assistant Official - through to Level 1 officiating as a Field or Track Judge, Timekeeper or Starter/Starter’s Assistant. The courses generally last for about four hours and can be split into two 2 hour sessions if appropriate. There is a small charge for each course.

Most people interested in becoming an official do so by joining their local athletic club who may fund their training programme.

Full details of training courses available and venues appear on the England Athletic website or alternatively please contact the Surrey Officials Secretary details above.

Surrey Officials Committee
Chairman David Clarke
Secretary Mark Purser
Peter Howes
David Clarke
Committee Barbara Abbott, Donna Barrington-Smith,
  Brenda Ford, Margaret Nelson,
  Peter Shilling.

The Committee meets 3 times a year usually in March,
June and October to manage all aspects of officiating at
County meetings and to review officials’ training and
development within Surrey athletics. 


England Athletics Officials Courses: South East Area, London Area

UKA Officials Courses: Level 4

South of England Officials Association

Officials Course / Licence Application Form (updated 26 October 2018)


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