The details of the scottishathletics Officials Reward Scheme are as follows:
UKA Assistant Officials
Mileage expenses for championship meetings
UKA Level One Officials
Mileage expenses for championship meetings + a UKA rule book.
UKA Level Two, Three & Four Officials
£30 kit/equipment allowance for kit + mileage expenses for championship meetings + a UKA rule book
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. This will be calculated from the returned Record of Experiences each October.
scottishathletics have a budget for this scheme and so there is a maximum of £30 available for each eligible official.
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.
Level 4 Upgrading
The Commission have given their approval for Level 3 officials, who have signed up for the Level 4 course to automatically qualify to receive a free World Athletics Rule Book. Current Level 4 officials can purchase one from Scottishathletics at a reduced cost.
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.