Triathlon England has hosted the first pilot of the National Technical Official’s course, following the successful acceptance of British Triathlon’s Official Education Programme onto the ITU’s Accredited Technical Officials Education Programme.
Thirteen candidates took part in the course and now have to complete the domestic practical requirements. This includes being part of the officiating team at a domestic major event, before they will be eligible to officiate at ITU or ETU events.
Ali Sibcy, Triathlon England’s Workforce Development Co-ordinator commented on the success of the course: “Attendees fed back that they found the course informative and interesting and that they were pleased to have taken the first step on the pathway to being part of the officiating team at international events.”
Duncan Hough, Triathlon England Director for Events, Rules and Technical added:” This is the next step to allow Triathlon England to deliver quality Officials for major events in the future. British Triathlon is only the fourth country to have their Officials program approved under the ITU’s Accredited Technical Officials Program. To be able to deliver the course to so many qualified and experienced Officials means we have a strong footing to take the program forward and leave a lasting legacy, especially with the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final in London next year and the Commonwealth Games in 2014.”
Based on the success of the pilot course Triathlon England is planning a further course to be held during spring 2013. The date and venue are TBC but to register your interest please contact: Ali Sibcy, firstname.lastname@example.org