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Commissaires and Officials

 
 
What is a Commissaire Become a Commissaire Levels of Commissaires
Upcoming Commissaire Courses Commissaire Resources  
 
As one of New Zealand’s most popular recreation and sporting activities, there is a growing demand for qualified cycling officials.  Regardless of the level of competition, having qualified sports officials brings value through alignment with cycling best practice, ensuring the integrity and due process in competition, and encouraging the right values and etiquette of the sport.  
 
There are opportunities to be involved in administrative or Commissaire roles at all levels across all cycling codes, from club through to international competition levels.  
 

What is a Commissaire
Great enthusiasts of the cycling world, Commissaires serve its interests. They are therefore ready to get down to the job before, during and after races, ensuring the safety of riders and that ethical and sporting rules are respected. Their status as volunteers, in a more often than not, professional environment, does not prevent them from working as proper experts thanks to their love of the bike and their sense of duty. International Commissaires are indeed judges, but they are much more than that. They support organisers, contribute to the improvement of the quality of races and are fully involved in the development of the rules of cycle sport. 

Become a Commissaire
Cycling New Zealand offer Road and Track, and Mountain Bike Commissaire courses. The courses are designed to give a good insight into the practical application of the rules of the sport.
 
Attending a Commissaires course is a great way to learn more about the rules of racing. Ideal for not only those who would like to attend events as a Commissaire but also for coaches, parents, teachers, riders and club administrators. Chat to your friends, your club and your centre and get behind these courses and learn more about what makes this sport tick! 
 
The best place to start is at the grass roots of our sport, club racing. Offer your services at club races, let the club officials know that you are interested in officiating, and you will be shown through the various duties, i.e. Time Keeping, Judging, Marshalling etc.
 
If you are interested in getting involved in officiating, contact info@cyclingnewzealand.nz. 
 

Levels of Commissiares
Becoming a Commissiares can open up a pathway of future development within the officiating side of the sport.  The follow levels of Commissiares Endorsements are available:
 
 
Level: Open to: Officiate at:
Regional All Club and Regional Level Events
National Regularly active Regional Commissiares who can demonstrate practical knowledge of the rules and the application at an event. Club and Regional and National Level Events
Elite National (formally known as UCI Elite)

Invitation only from regularly active National Commissiares who can demonstrate high level of practical knowledge and the application at an event and can demonstrate ambition to gain further qualifications and more senior event appointments.

Club and Regional and Key Appointments at National Level Events 
International  Invitation only from Elite National and UCI approved.  Club and Regional and National and International Level Events
 

Upcoming Commissaire Courses
Check out the schedule 2017 courses for R&T, MTB and Cyclo-Cross Commissaires.  To secure your slot please contact Chris Foggin on Chris.Foggin@cyclingnewzealand.nz
 
*Note: An Elite National course is scheduled for late 2017/early 2018.
 
 

Code

Course Level

Criteria

Endorsement Level

Where and When

Road & Track

Regional

 

 

Open to all who are interested in gaining more knowledge on the rules of Road & Track Racing.  Ideal for those wanting to officiate at club and regional level events or gain more knowledge as a coach, parent or club administrator.

 

 

Those who demonstrate sufficient knowledge at the end of the course will receive a ‘R&T - Regional Commissaire’ Endorsement and will be able to officiate at Club and Regional level events.

Dunedin Velodrome Club Rooms

Mosgiel

Saturday 24th June

8.30am – 6.00pm (approx)

Cost is $75 per person (includes morning tea)

Road & Track

Regional

Whanganui Club Rooms

Whanganui

Saturday 5th August

8.30am – 6.00pm (approx)

Cost is $75 per person (includes morning tea)

**Course is full - accepting waitlist**

Road & Track

National

Must hold a current Regional level R&T Commissaire endorsement and have demonstrated practical and applied experience at a club and regional level.

 

This is a 2-day course.

Those who have demonstrated practical experience prior to the course and can demonstrate further knowledge that will prepare them for a senior role at a National level event will receive a ‘R&T - National Commissaire’ Endorsement and will be eligible to apply for National appointments.

Avantidrome

Cambridge

Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th September

8.30am – 6.00pm (approx)

Cost is $75 per person (includes morning tea)

MTB

Regional

Open to all who are interested in gaining more knowledge on the rules of MTB Racing.  Ideal for those wanting to officiate at club and regional level events or gain more knowledge as a coach, parent or club administrator.

Those who demonstrate sufficient knowledge at the end of the course will receive a ‘MTB - Regional Commissaire’ Endorsement and will be able to officiate at Club and Regional level events.

Venue TBA

Rotorua

Saturday 30th September - Sunday 1st October

8.30am – 6.00pm (approx)

Cost is $75 per person (includes morning tea)

Cyclo-cross **Numbers dependant

Regional

Open to all who are interested in gaining more knowledge on the rules of Cyclo-Cross.  Ideal for those wanting to officiate at club and regional level events or gain more knowledge as a coach, parent or club administrator.

Those who demonstrate sufficient knowledge at the end of the course will receive a ‘Cyclocross - Regional Commissaire’ Endorsement and will be able to officiate at Club and Regional level events.

Venue TBA

Rotorua

Saturday 28th October

8.30am – 6.00pm (approx)

Cost is $75 per person (includes morning tea)

 

Commissaire Resources