Can you help us fill Starter gap?

Friday 5th August 2016


Officials are absolutely fundamental to athletics – it is patently obvious that, without these dedicated volunteers, events simply would not take place.

There’s no performance recorded, in fact, without an official being present.

At scottishathletics, we’re always keen to here from people interested in the sport who may want to help and contribute to the sport in Scotland by becoming an official.

And, at the moment, there is something a ‘crisis’ in terms of the pool of Starters available with only 10 qualified to officiate at events in Scotland – which is clearly presenting a challenge for all concerned.

So why not take a trip to our ‘Come and Try Starting Day’ on August 20/21 at the Age Group Champs at Grangemouth from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

UKA Qualified Starters/Starter Assistants will be on hand to teach you the procedures, give you the chance to hold a gun and even start a race or two!

You can help keep athletics strong in Scotland by joining the team!

Full training will be given free of charge after this event. For more information or to let us know you are interested please contact Shona Malcolm: Call 07731 832 567 or email


Officials – be part of the sport and part of a team

Check out our Officials section on this website

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Shona Malcolm


Tags: Age Group champs, Grangemouth, Officials, Shona Malcolm, Starters

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