Launched in 2009, the ITU Self Funded Technical Officials (SFTO) Programme is entering its third year, and the application form is now available to download. Click here.
Technical officials with appropriate credentials for the level of the particular completion and in good standings with their federations are encouraged to apply for the programme. While requiring to fund all expenses including accommodation and travel, the programme extends their experience and knowledge through ITU events worldwide.
In 2010, 44 Self-Funded Technical Officials from five continents officiated at a total of 21 ITU sanctioned events around the world.
- Africa: 1
- Asia: 2
- Americas: 16
- Europe: 14
- Oceania: 11
Registration is now open. ITU Sport Department and Technical Delegates of respective races will discuss participation by the Self-Funded Technical Officials. National Federations will be informed on the applicant’s participation.