Chloe Williams has been recognized again for contributions to athletics officiating at the British Athletics Officials Conference in Birmingham on 2nd April 2017. Chloe was presented with the prestigious David Littlewood Award, dedicated to the memory of renowned official and volunteer David Littlewood who sadly passed away in 2014 by Catherine Merry. The national award recognises an official under the age of 35 who has shown great promise in the sport, and we are immensely proud of her achievements.
A transcript of Katharine Merry's script can be seen below and a full report from the conference on the British Athletics Website:
This official achieved her level 1 qualification and 6 months later had already achieved her level 2! She has virtually officiated at every local meeting she had been able to attend, never missing a County Championship, even competing at the same meeting in her chosen event. She has grown in confidence the more meetings she has worked at, taking the lead in many events in October 2016 at the age of 17. She then qualified as a Level 3 Field Judge having already been given the opportunity to officiate at area level to gain more experience. She is known to be able to deal with awkward moments in a polite and calm way but also having the leadership to pass her knowledge onto other young officials. Keen to learn more, this official attending the Kent dinner on the Friday night, headed from there on her way to Birmingham to be at the UKA office the next morning to attend the Level 4 Course. The pinnacle of her official’s career so far is to be selected to work in the Call Room at the upcoming World Para Athletics and World Championships