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Field Judging (Click here to view the Field Judging booklet)

What is a Field Judge?
A Field Judge is part of a team of officials who oversee the Throwing and Jumping events at an athletics meeting.What events are involved?
There are nine field events in athletics – five are throws and four are jumps as follows:

  • Shot (including seated for athletes with a disability)
  • Discus (including seated for athletes with a disability)
  • Hammer
  • Javelin (including seated for athletes with a disability)
  • Club Throw (for athletes with a disability)
  • Long Jump
  • Triple Jump
  • High Jump
  • Pole Vault


  What sort of things would I do?
You would help with marking where the throwing implements land, returning implements back to the competition area after they have been thrown, measuring and recording distances or heights, ensuring the rules for each event are adhered to and ensuring the competition is conducted fairly and safely.How many Field Judges are there at a meeting?
At league meetings, clubs are asked to provide a certain number of officials to judge the field events. They are placed under the direction of the field referee who is appointed by the host club. Usually from three to six judges are required for each field event, depending on the event and the type of meeting.
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