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 will, very soon, be the launchpad for individual membership and access to a range of generic and sport specific e-learning modules as well as an online logbook. Individual members will also find a wide range of benefits offered which complement those provided by NGBs. The e-learning aspect of the website is currently being tested and will be launched soon. At that point, we will be in touch to direct you towards the Learning Zone to get the full picture!

BBC SPORTS NEWS

  • Kiwis stun Australia in Four Nations  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:11:40 GMT

    New Zealand shock Australia in the Four Nations with a resounding victory that ended the hosts' 16-match winning run.

  • Suarez gets help for impulse to bite  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:31:38 GMT

    Luis Suarez gets professional help for an "impulse" to bite opponents ahead of his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid on Saturday.

  • Williams to face Halep in WTA final  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:23:45 GMT

    World number one Serena Williams beats Caroline Wozniacki in a third set tie-break to reach the WTA final in Singapore.

  • Royals edge ahead in World Series  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:04:42 GMT

    Kansas City Royals beat San Francisco Giants 3-2 in Game Three to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven World Series.

  • England edge Samoa in thriller  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:36:43 GMT

    England narrowly hold on for victory against Samoa in a pulsating Four Nations encounter in Brisbane.

  • US golf boss sacked in Poulter row  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:10:34 GMT

    Ted Bishop, president of the PGA of America, is sacked after calling Ian Poulter a "little girl" on social media.

  • Marussia & Caterham 'to miss' US GP  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:43:32 GMT

    Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says both Marussia and Caterham will miss next weekend's US Grand Prix.

  • Adelaide wins Australia's Cox Plate  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:55:23 GMT

    English jockey Ryan Moore brings Adelaide from last to first to win the valuable Cox Plate for Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien.

  • Taarabt row over, says Redknapp  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:53:11 GMT

    QPR manager Harry Redknapp says the club have "moved on" from the row provoked by his criticism of Adel Taarabt.

  • Mourinho made it alone - Van Gaal  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:53:23 GMT

    Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says he had little to do with the success Chelsea's Jose Mourinho has had as a manager.