Western Australia is considered a leader in the field in the development and promotion of sports officials.
The department coordinates a number of programs, workshops,
accredited courses and scholarships to provide ongoing support and
development for officials.
Officials are an essential part of sport. They should be given an
opportunity to make a valuable contribution to sport by learning new
skills through education, training and mentoring. It is important to
create a respectful, appreciative and supportive environment for
everyone participating, including spectators.
An official is any person who controls the actual play of a
competition by the application of the rules and laws of the sport to
make judgements on the rule infringements, performance, time or score.
An official is someone who controls the actual play of a competition (for example umpire, referee or judge) and administers the rules and laws of the sport to ensure the proper conduct of a sporting fixture in a safe environment.
Position on officials in sport
The department is developing an officiating strategy framework to
assist in supporting coaching at all levels in Western Australia.
An official ensures that the
athletes and participants are abiding by the rules and playing in the
spirit of the game. They are also there to ensure the game/event is
observed and enjoyed by all.
Officials require but are not limited to the following skills:
All you need is an interest in
sport and a willingness to be involved. If you would like more
information about becoming an official in your sport contact your State Sporting Association.
The department is committed to raising the profile, expertise and experience of officials in Western Australia.
Professional development opportunities for officials are the cornerstone of this process.
We have a comprehensive program to provide accredited training and
professional development opportunities for officials at the community
level through to the elite.
The department's Coaches and Officials Breakfast provides an
excellent opportunity for industry sport coaches and officials to gather
together and learn from experts in their field.
The breakfast will allow coaches and officials at all levels of sport
to gain knowledge and insight into current trends, best practices,
programs and initiatives within their fields. In the past a range of
local, national and international coaches and officials have attended as
guest speakers. This event also provides an excellent opportunity for
coaches and officials to network with each other.
The Industry Sports Coaches and Officials Awards was established to
provide State Sporting Associations the opportunity to recognise and
reward coaches and officials for outstanding contribution and commitment
to sport in WA.
In nominating people for the awards sports can celebrate the
achievements of their coaches and officials over the past 24 months.
This event is committed to providing a platform for sports to recognise
and reward their talented coaches and officials and as such there are no
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The department coordinates a number of programs, workshops, accredited
courses and scholarships to provide ongoing support and development for
Officials are an essential part of sport. They should
be given an opportunity to make a valuable contribution to sport by
learning new skills through education, training and mentoring. It is
important to create a respectful, appreciative and supportive
environment for everyone participating, including spectators.
All you need is an interest in sport and a willingness to be involved.
The department offers training and
programs to assist the development of officials and supports State
Sporting Associations with providing the resources and investments. For
more information on funding, scholarship and programs specific to your
sport contact your State Sporting Association.
Play by the Rules provides
information and online learning about how to prevent and deal with
discrimination, harassment and child abuse for the sport and recreation
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) offers a wide variety of training programs and resources to assist officials to develop in their role. Many of these are facilitated by the department.
Sport Australia information for officials
Telephone 61 8 9492 9725Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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