OFFICIALS

WPA technical officials oversee the running of all WPA events. All officials have passed qualification courses. They ensure that events are of a high technical standard. They enforce rules, judge placings, record times, check equipment, and generally see that organisational standards are met. Team and age category rule clarifications.

Team Prizes

Only athletes in club colours count for team prizes.

Licences

Temp license runners count for team prizes if they are wearing club colours. Athletes with license numbers from another province do NOT count for local teams, even if they are wearing the local club colours (they must buy a local license or else they only count for the individual prizes).

Athletes

  • Foreign athletes do not count for team prizes, even if they are wearing local club colours. ASA rules put the onus on the club to inform the officials if a certain athlete is not eligible for the team.
  • Athletes that move from another province must get clearance from their old Province before a local club may accept them. Athletes that move between local clubs must have clearance from the old club before they may join a new club.

Open vs Senior Age Category

The prizes for the overall winners of the race must always be OPEN (i.e. anyone can win). A few races also offer Senior prizes. It is NOT necessary to wear age category tags for Senior competition. ANYONE not wearing an age tag is deemed to be in the Senior category if there is one, or only counts for the Open prizes.

 

Technical Officials Committee Meeting Dates:

VENUE: ATHLONE STADIUM

TIME: 19H00

Suggestions:

1. Seasonal attendance –

TF / RW:  October – April

CC:           May – September

RR:          January – December

2. Commission / Committee members – attend TOC meetings once every

    Quarter (4 meetings per year).

 

27 November 2017

 

Technical meeting

 

29 January 2018

Placement meeting of Officials –

(Feb. – July 2018)

Road Running / Cross Country

 

26 February 2018

 

Technical meeting

 

30 April 2018School holiday

Change to 23 April

 

Technical meeting

 

25 June 2018 Start of school holidays

Offer alternative date

 

Technical meeting

 

30 July 2018

 

Placement meeting of officials –

(August 2018– Jan. 2019)

Road Running / Cross Country

 

24 September 2018Public holiday

Alt. date

 

Technical meeting

 

29 October 2018

 

Technical meeting

 

26 November 2018

 

Technical meeting

 

WPA TECHNICAL OFFICIALS COMMITTEE  

TECHNICAL OFFICIAL COURSES - 2018

 

 

COURSE

 

DATE

 

TIME

 

FACILITATOR/S

 

Basic practical TF Course (Schools)

 

 

13 January 2017

Mandela Park Stadium (postponed to Sept. 2017)

 

14h00 – 18h00

 

G. Burgess

C. Le Roux

N. Abels

 

RR / CC Timekeeping Course

 

 

06 June 2017

Green Point Athletics Stadium

 

 

18h00 – 20h00

 

K. Harlock  

N. Abels

 

Electronic Timing Course

 

Cables layout

Theory

Practical

 

 
27 September 2017

Parow Athletics Stadium

 
 
30 September 2017

 

18h00 – 21h00

 

 
M. Meyer
M. Skinner

 

 

 

 

ASA Level 1 TF

 

General Competition rules

 

Officials / Track Events

Practical session

Timing

Combined events

 

General Conditions

Throwing events

 

General Conditions

Jumping  events

Practical session

 

 

10 – 11 June 2017

Green Point Athletics Stadium

 

09h00 – 16h00

 

 

 

 

C. Le Roux

N. Abels

 

J. Arendse

N. Abels

 

 

 

G. Burgess

 

 

C. Le Roux

 

ASA Level 1 RR / CC

 

Cross Country

Road Running

 

 
01 July 2017

Green Point Athletics Stadium

 

09h00 – 16h00

 

 

 

B. Oliver

C. Goldschmidt

 

ASA Level 2

(By invite only)

 

 

19 – 20 August 2017

(or 15/16 July 2017)

Green Point Athletics Stadium

09h00 – 16h00

J. Arendse

C. Le Roux

G. Burgess

 

 

  • DATES FOR EXAMINATIONS WILL BE CONFIRMED AT THE COURSES
  • Phone WPA Office (021-418 3232) for bookings.

     

2016 - 2017 Commission Members

Chairperson Mr Gavin Burgess
Secretary Ms Nazema Abels
Additional Members Ms Veronica Desai
  Ms Neliswa Ntusi
  Mr Neville Williams
Commission Representatives:
Road Running Mr Chris Goldschmidt
Cross Country Ms Nazema Abels
Race Walking Ms Charlotte Kettlewell
Track & Field Mr Cedric Van Wyk