Yes, it’s that time again! We’re asking you to nominate your best officials in the categories listed below.
The deadline for nominations to be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org is Monday 20th August 2018
Sports Officials UK (SOUK) is recognised in the industry as the umbrella organisation responsible for representing and supporting the education and development of sports officials across all sports in the UK. It is governed by a Board of Directors with Chris Kelly (Cricket) as Chair alongside Janie Frampton (Football), Julia Lee (Rugby League), Don Blacklock (Lacrosse & Netball), Kevin Carpenter (Legal & Sports Integrity).
The SOUK Board currently meets every month and has recently launched a new Membership deal for NGBs and Associate members. For those already signed up, there is access to the E-Learning platform and SOUK resources via the login area to the right of this post.
SOUK is a membership organisation comprising National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of sport and associated organisations. Many of the representatives have a clear responsibility for officiating and the volunteer workforce within their specific sport and/or event.
For more information on the new Membership deal and how to join, please contact Janie Frampton
Current status and plans
Sports officiating is central to developing, sustaining and increasing participation in sport by offering a fair, safe and enjoyable environment for players. It makes a significant contribution to developing individuals’ core skills enabling them to achieve identified key social and economic objectives.
Sports Officials played a pivotal role in the 2012 London Olympics and had similar responsbilities in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Following the success of these two major international multisport competitions, the UK has secured many high profile events in the next 10 years. The legacy provides an opportuity for the officiating sector to raise its profile, promoting growth, sustainability and excellence. Sports Officials UK (SOUK) sees its task as delivering qualified, enthusiastic officials and volunteers to support the legacy and sustainability programmes of all sports.