Taking Part


Regional Fixtures



Without our official workforce, athletics events cannot take place. All our officials are volunteers.

So whether you are interested in becoming a race starter, field official, track judge, timekeeper, endurance official, race marshal or just support the more administrative tasks required to run a successful event, there is something in athletics for you!

Becoming part of our valued team of volunteer officials, will allow you to be part of something worthwhile, keep active, help others and get a sense of achievement when the completion runs smoothly and hopefully records are broken.

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Whether you are already a coach or an experienced athlete who wishes to help other masters athletes to sustain and improve their performance, there is a role within athletics to suit your individual needs.

The new British Athletics Coach Development Pathway has been designed around the needs and requirements of coaches working with various target groups. Under the new structure, all coaching roles are viewed as being equally valuable to the sport; coaches can then pursue the appropriate pathway to reflect the athlete population they are working with as well as their own personal coaching aspirations and ambitions.

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If you want to do something worthwhile – why not volunteer in athletics?

All athletics events are run by volunteer officials but more volunteers are needed to support the qualified officials whether that be in the form of administration, an extra pair of hands or a willing body – all volunteers are welcomed!

If your family are coming to watch you compete, some of them may feel they can get more from the day by volunteering to help. All ages welcome. There is a payback for any volunteer, not only to gain satisfaction of helping others but also in increasing your self-confidence and developing the skills of working in a team and managing an event.

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the BMAF events or know someone who wishes to volunteer, please contact the meeting organiser.