Motorsport Australia is accepting expressions of interest for officials to take part in its Senior Official Development Program.
Created as a way to provide volunteer officials with a progressive pathway up the chain of motorsport, the program hopes to grow Motorsport Australia’s official’s pool with better trained and more knowledgeable individuals.
The program is currently accepting expressions of interest from individuals looking to develop and grow their skills within the areas of Stewarding, Technical Delegate and Race Director roles at state and national events.
The training involves a mixture of theoretical and practical exercises, with the latter part taking place at national race meetings around the country, where participants will get real experience at events and put their learnings into practice.
For those who complete the training, which is tailored to be more accommodating to each individual’s needs, the skills acquired can help them move up the officials chain, establish better relationships with drivers and have the confidence for problem solving and decision making at events.
Already, eight individuals from around the country have featured in a stewarding workshop in order to improve their skillsets.
One of those participants was 2017 New South Wales Official of the Year, Glenn Pincott who despite being able to only attend one event due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, was full of praise for the program.
“The program is excellent. It gears you up for the future and you are brought in as a group to get tutored by some really talented gold-level officials, who have a wealth of knowledge to share,” Pincott said.
“It’s perfect as a mentoring exercise because you’re going to events and you’re working with these people who are very accommodating and keen to help you develop.
"It’s a good mix between theory and practical exercises and there are ongoing relationships and mentorships that come out of it. I absolutely recommend it to anyone thinking of enhancing their skillset.
“I think the best thing about it is that you’re with people who share the same desire to learn and have similar skills – Of course there are some that may be more experienced, but it’s great because they teach you things that you wouldn’t have thought- it’s just fantastic.
“It’s a shame I have been only able to do one event this year, but our program has been pushed back to next year and I just can’t wait to continue because I am really enjoying it.
“I whole-heartedly recommend this program to anyone who is looking to get better and climb the ladder.”
Official licence holders can express their interest in taking part in the program simply by filling out an application form via Motorsport Australia’s Officials/Volunteers Rosterfy Event System.
The online system is the one-stop-shop for all Motorsport Australia organised events, which will soon be used for event registrations, rostering, event time communications, and year-round communications.
Individuals simply need to register an account, a simple online process and then navigate their way to apply for the program.
Click here to register for Rosterfy and express your interest in the 2022 Senior Official Development Program.
Interested officials have until 11:59pm AEST on 15 October to express their desire in participating in the program.
Any questions regarding both Rosterfy and the Senior Official Development Program can be sent to [email protected]