The World Athletics Technical Officials Education & Certification System (TOECS) Level – I Athletics course has been commenced under the auspices of Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP) at Pakistan Sports Complex (PSC), Islamabad. The selected officials from all affiliated units of AFP are attending the course. The course shall be remained in progress from 18th to 22nd June 2022. Mr. Suppiah Chinatamy appointed by World Athletics (WA) from Malaysia is instructor of the course and will deliver lectures on different topics of technical officiating of athletics.
The opening ceremony of the course held on 18th June 2022 at Jinnah Stadium, PSC, Islamabad. Mr. Salman Iqbal Butt, Director Development Asian Athletics Association (AAA) was Chief Guest of the ceremony, accompanied by Muhammad Zafar, Secretary General AFP. Syed Habib Shah is chief coordinator of the course whereas Mr. Mumtaz Ul Haq is coordinating and making arrangements for smooth functioning of the course. Mrs. Nabeela Kamran, Executive Member of AFP and Mr. Mudassar Hameed, General Secretary Islamabad Athletics Association (IAA) are also coordinating for necessary arrangements and smooth running of the course.
At the opening ceremony Mr. Muhammad Zafar, Secretary AFP highlighted the importance of this level – I course which qualifies the officials to conduct National level athletics competition. He also apprised the participants of the ceremony about high number of coaching and technical officials courses conducted by AFP under the directions of Maj Gen (R) Muhammad Akram Sahi, H(M), SI(M), President AFP/ Vice AAA. Subsequently large number of instructors, coaches and qualified technical officials have been certified to perform their duties at National and International level.
The course will be concluded on 22nd June 2022. The successful participants shall be awarded certificates of the course.