OFFICIAL’S PROFILE – Caitlin Christie

Caitlin was born in Reading, England on 20th March 1991. Caitlin and her parents returned to Australia a year later to take up life in Ballarat, Victoria.

At the tender age of 5 Caitlin commenced athletics with Ballarat YCW Juniors on a Friday night in 1997. At the age of 8 she moved on to Ballarat Little Athletics on a Saturday morning. She competed at a local regional and state level being a key part of her age groups mixed medley relay team that won several state medals, as well as achieving great heights as a high jumper. Caitlin continued with LA’s up until the age of 15 when she transferred to Wendouree and took part in the local AV shield completion. Caitlin is still an active athlete enjoying High Jump, Triple Jump and Sprinting, all of which she partakes in at a local and state level.

In the last couple of years she has had a number of injuries and so Caitlin was approached by a local official to try undertaking some Level C Officiating courses. This gave her the opportunity to remain involved with a sport she loved whilst going through a long and difficult recuperation period.

Caitlin has gone on to complete her Level C Jumps, Throws, Track, Out of Stadium, Technical and Administration, as well as her Level B jumps, late last year.

This has meant that Caitlin has found another way to combine her passion for the sport of athletics by spending the next three years gaining as much experience as she can with a desire to represent Australia as an official at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast.

 

Through officiating Caitlin found another way to maintain her love of the sport but also meet other people with a similar passion who were able to share a different perspective of this sport. The National Open Titles in Melbourne this year has made Caitlin’s desire to be a part of the Commonwealth Games even stronger, especially when she now shares her interest in officiating in athletics with her mother and two old faces from the Little Athletics days Sarah and Emma Davis.