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:

30 January 2017 – Placement of officials meeting (February – July 2017) Road Running/ Cross Country/ Race Walk

27 February 2017 - Technical Meeting

27 March 2017- Technical Meeting

24 April 2017- Technical Meeting

26 June 2017- Technical Meeting

31 July 2017 – Placement of officials meeting (July – January 2018) Road Running/ Cross Country/ Race Walk

25 September- Technical meeting (Election of  TOC Chairperson)

30 October- Technical Meeting

Venue:     3rd FLOOR VIP SUITE 10-11, EAST BLOCK, ATHLONE SOCCER STADIUM

Time:       19H00

 

2017 WPA TECHNICAL OFFICIALS COURSES 

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

(cancelled)

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

Road Running

Cross Country

01 July 2017

Green Point Athletics Stadium

09h00 – 16h00

 

C. Goldschmidt

B. Oliver

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 OF EXAMINATIONS WILL BE CONFIRMED AT THE COURSES

To book your place, or for further information, please contact the WPA Office 021 699 0615 / office@wpathletics.co.za

 

2016 - 2017 Commission Members

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