The FPSG Official of the Year – Janice MacFarlane (photo by Bobby Gavin)
There was a nice moment at the FPSG National Open event last weekend when our Official of the Year, Janice MacFarlane, collected her award in person – after missing the Annual Dinner back in November.
Here’s what was said about Janice in the citation for the Official of the Year Award:
‘Janice MacFarlane is both a scottishathletics official and a volunteer at many sporting events, including athletics. She demonstrates a high level of competency at whatever role she undertakes.
‘Her progress within athletics demonstrates her commitment to the sport. In July 2014 Janice MacFarlane was a volunteer at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, with no officiating qualification. In September 2017, Janice qualified as a Level 3 Photo-finish official working and is working towards her Level 4 application, having already “chiefed” photo-finish at senior meetings during the year.
‘Janice is prepared to turn her hand to any duty – not just in her selected discipline of photo-finish but in any other role that is required. Her flexible approach and willingness to undertake these roles make her a valued member at whatever event she attends.
‘Whether it is in field duties, helping out as an extra body in the important admin activities essential to running our meetings, or working as a photo-finish judge, Janice brings to them all her calmness, quiet authority and increasing knowledge and willingness to learn.’
Our dedicated band of qualified Officials are among the hardest-working folk in athletics in Scotland.
The forthcoming FPSG Indoor Season will be a hectic period and, come the summer, the outdoor season always involves a big commitment and we need qualified Officials to help run events the length and breadth of Scotland.
That’s why training courses are very important and there are now a number of Officials Courses set-up and scheduled for the next few months in Glasgow, Alloa and Peterhead.
The courses are listed on the Officials section of the website and each has a link to take you to the sign-in process.
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