Athletics Northern Ireland is committed to supporting athletics officials as well as coaches and athletes. We recognise the importance of our officials, who play a vital role in making our events run smoothly. officials-joylongjump.jpg

From officiating at Senior Championships to officiating at young athletes meetings, officials are essential for maintaining the highest levels of integrity at every level of competition. This section offers resources for current officials, as well as those seeking certification.

Why Officiate?

There are many reasons why people officiate in athletics, from giving something back to the sport they love, helping improve their skills, making new friends or just experiencing the sport from a different angle.

Maybe you want to give something back to your sport and pass on your skills to others or maybe put your skills and experience to good use.

Officiating also provides an opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.

If you are looking for work employers are generally impressed by the skills and commitment of volunteers. Officiating will help you to learn new skills and improve your level of responsibility.

officials-wendydavis.jpgWhatever your motivation becoming an official is a great way to enjoy athletics from a different perspective. It’s also a great opportunity to get outdoors, meet new friends and get closer to the action!

These pages offer information on Officials Education and Development and allow existing officials to signal their availability for competitions in our programme.

UK Athletics is the licensing body for all officials, and their website holds full details on the licence procedure.

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