Officials are required at each competition day in order to run each event. Each club has to provide a certain amount of officials. To be fair on all parents, we need volunteers to assist with the duties that have been allocated to the club. For the upcoming season, we are responsible for the Javelin and High Jump event. Many hands make light work as they say and the more people who help, the less demanding it is on others at the club. Rest assured that when it is your turn to help out, you will be sent with someone who is experienced and will explain your role to you.
Working with Children Check (WWC)
On 1 July 2005 the Victorian Government through the Department of Justice introduced the Working with Children Check, which is covered under and Act of Parliament. It is now compulsory for anyone officiating when their child is not competing to have a WWC. Other roles within the Centre that require the checks are as follows: All Club/Centre Executive Committee Members, All Centre/Club Team Managers, All age group team managers, and anyone who officiates but does not have a child competing.
Applications can be obtained from any Post Office and it is free. It is the responsibility of all clubs to ensure that the appropriate people have these checks in place, a register MUST be kept and a copy will be handed to the Centre Secretary.
Officials from the centre are all unpaid parent volunteers.