Officials

Officials for County and Inter-County fixtures

Oxfordshire AA co-ordinates the provision of officials for all County events and any inter-county events which the County is hosting, for both track & field and endurance events (mainly road and cross country).

County Officials Secretary (COFSEC)

The County Officials Secretary for Track & Field is Alan Vincent.

Alan liaises with the governing bodies (UK Athletics and England Athletics) on all matters relating to officiating (including the education, training and upgrading of officials). He represents the County at Regional County Officials Secretaries’ meetings and is currently the Portfolio Holder for Officials on the South East Regional Council of England Athletics and Chair of the Southern Tri-Regional National Group. He also sends out the list of club and County fixtures as an availability list to all County officials, collates the returns and informs meeting organisers or officials co-ordinators of which officials are available for their meetings. It remains the duty of the host clubs to ensure an adequate number of officials, including the appointment of key officials (eg Starter, Referees and Chief Timekeeper).

In the case of road and cross country, the Endurance Officials Co-ordinator collects data on the availability of officials and liaises with race secretaries or co-ordinators on the appointment of officials.

Endurance Officials Co-ordinator

The County Endurance Officials Co-ordinator is Paul Thomas

The COFSEC and the Endurance Officials Co-ordinator both report to the Oxfordshire AA Committee.

Officials training courses

For information about officials’ courses (Endurance or Track & Field), click here.

Record of experience

In September each year, athletics officials of whatever level and discipline need to send in records of their officiating activities during the previous winter and summer seasons. Anyone who has had to take a "time-out" from officiating is asked to send in a "Nil Return" -- after three years of not hearing from you, England Athletics are liable to assume that you no longer officiate, and you may lose the qualifications you worked so hard to gain.

The required form can be downloaded from the England Athletics website or by clicking below:

You can either insert your details using a word-processor and attach the document to an e-mail to the appropriate person, or print it off for manual completion and posting.

Track and Field Officials

  • Levels 1 & 2: send the form by e-mail to Alan Vincent or to Alan Vincent (Oxon AA Secretary), 9 Lawrence Leys, Bloxham, Banbury OX15 4NU

  • Level 3: send the form to Alan Vincent and David Vidler

  • Level 4: if using e-mail, send the form to David Vidler or post it to David Vidler, 4 Quarter Gate, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex CM3 5GT

Endurance Officials

Officials’ merchandise

The following items are available from Alan Vincent:

  • Polo shirts – white with Oxon AA logo - S, M, L and XL
    £12.00 or £14.00 incl p&p
  • Fleeces – powder blue with Oxon AA logo – S, M, L and XL
    £20.00 0r £23.50 incl p&p

Other information about officiating in Oxfordshire please contact Alan Vincent.