Following the Officials’ Commission meeting in November 2016 it was agreed that a reward scheme would be effective for all officials from January 2017. The details of the scheme are confirmed below.
UKA Assistant Officials
Mileage expenses for championship meetings
UKA Level One Officials
Mileage expenses for championship meetings + a rule book.
UKA Level Two, Three & Four Officials
£30 kit/equipment allowance for kit from Prosport International + mileage expenses for championship meetings
The criteria to be applied in order for each official to qualify for the allowance is a minimum of 15 meetings per year, 6 of which must be scottishathletics championships.
It should be acknowledged that scottishathletics are showing willing to recognise all officials on an annual basis and that the proposed package would equate to around £5-6K per annum.
In addition to the above, Starters will have their gun licence renewed (every 5 years) and ammunition paid for. No further payment of a £5 fee would apply for scottishathletics championship meetings for Starters.
Level 4 Upgrading
The Commission have given their approval for officials, who are successfully upgraded to Level 4 in any year, to automatically qualify to receive an IAAF Rule Book.
Lifetime Award Official Recognition
In addition the Commission have also agreed to award officials for lifetime achievement as follows:
5 year Service – bronze pin badge
10 year Service – silver pin badge
15 year Service – gold pin badge
25 year Service – glass paper weight
40 year Service – UKA lifetime achievement award
Officials currently in the system will be eligible to achieve the relevant award nearest the length of time already given to scottishathletics.
All officials will be asked on an annual basis (when signing up for the conference) to indicate their length of commitment to athletics in order to identify an appropriate award for each individual. Awards will be presented at the National Officials Conference each year.