TAS held the ITU Technical Officials Level 1 Seminar on 28-29 April 2018 at the Singapore Sports Hub. ITU Facilitators Daniel Sng and Omar Bakar, led by David Hoong, ensured the participants are kept up-to-date with the latest progress in Triathlon which included ITU rules changes.
2 NTOs and 5 CL2-TOs attended this 2 full-day seminar by invitation upon fulfilling their selection criteria, to certify or re-validate themselves as National Technical Official (NTO). “The level of enthusiasms and involvements of the participants gave us the opportunity to out-perform ourselves as Facilitators and got us involved in their role-plays and group presentations,” said David.
Participants were seen “participatively-fun” over the 2 days and were looking forward to completing their post race assignments to fulfil the requirements of the seminar. “We are encouraging our seminars to be more involved with interactions allowing the feel of real-life officiating scenarios leaving the detailed slides reading at home,” added Peter Chua, Chair of TAS Technical Committee.
At the end of the course, participants were briefed on the post-seminar requirements motivating everyone on the Self-Funding Technical Officials (SFTO) programme. TAS sees more than 20 SFTO applications this year.
A pre-NTO level course, the TAS Technical Official’s Community Level 2 will be held in July 2018. Participants from our current pool of CL1-TOs, Physical Education teachers, athletes, parents, coaches and event organisers will be filling up this class.