Welcome to Sports Officials UK

SOUK is the umbrella organisation that supports the development of sports officials generically in the UK.  It’s a membership association for Sports National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and other connected organisations. Many of the representatives have a clear responsibility for officiating and the volunteer workforce within their sport.

We are all aware of the critical role of the sports officials and volunteers in delivering professional safe and enjoyable sport. SOUK is fully committed to providing the best possible support for the recruitment, reward, development and retention of officials and volunteers so that they can meet the need of the sport or activity they represent.

This website hosts everything you need to know about SOUK and is the gateway to our individual members’ access to a range of generic and sport specific e-learning modules as well as an online logbook.

If you haven’t signed up with us yet, why don’t you take a look at the Sports Officials Posts on the left hand navigation area to get he latest officiating news and to see what SOUK has to say.  Follow this up with a visit to the Learning Zone to get a taste of what we can deliver.


  • Hamilton top in second US practice  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:13:45 GMT

    Lewis Hamilton narrowly edges Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg to fastest time in second practice at the US Grand Prix.

  • New Zealand survive Samoa scare  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 07:59:09 GMT

    A Shaun Kenny-Dowall try five minutes from full-time seals a 14-12 New Zealand win over Samoa in the Four Nations.

  • Saturday's gossip column  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:36:05 GMT

    Napoli keen on Mario Balotelli, Liverpool set for Steven Gerrard contract talks, plus more.

  • Bigger teams have agenda - Fernley  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:29:41 GMT

    The owners of F1 and leading teams have an "agenda" that is causing smaller teams to go out of business, a team boss has said.

  • Djokovic ends Murray's winning run  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:34:27 GMT

    Andy Murray's 11-match winning run comes to an end with defeat by Novak Djokovic in the Paris Masters quarter-finals.

  • Funeral of murdered SA footballer  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 09:53:30 GMT

    Tens of thousands of mourners are attending the funeral of murdered South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa.

  • Newcastle United v Liverpool  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:04:39 GMT

    Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Newcastle United and Liverpool.

  • Barcelona v Celta Vigo  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:52:11 GMT

    Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Spanish La Liga game between Barcelona and Celta Vigo.

  • European strikers are soft - Wenger  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:30:27 GMT

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says the decline of street football means Europe struggles to produce players like Alexis Sanchez.

  • Pregnant jockey in Breeders' Cup win  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 09:26:01 GMT

    Jockey Rosie Napravnik announces her retirement after winning Friday's feature race while seven weeks pregnant.