Stewards News and Information
Open letter from Sport Australia
The following is an open-letter written by Sport Australia's Acting CEO Rob Dalton to all volunteers and participants involved in sport across all levels.
Sport has been in survival mode. For the past few months, Sport Australia has been trying to support all sports dealing with these unprecedented challenges. It’s more than the financial strain, there has been a huge emotional toll.
Return to Race - Stewards COVID19 Update
Motorsport Australia is committed to the safe and socially responsible resumption of motorsport in a COVID-19 environment. This document details the requirements for officials to comply with Motorsport Australia’s Return to Race strategy for the resumption of motorsport activity under COVID-19 restrictions. Click here for the full Motorsport Australia Return to Race documentation page
Stewards are advised to regularly visit the Motorsport Australia website for the latest information on event changes and any cancellation notices.
The MotorsportJAC website will also continue to update any event changes via the Stewards’ Email Notification service which is managed by each state’s allocation officer. However, due to the current daily changing situation stewards are advised to contact the event organisers to ensure their event is still proceeding. Do not rely solely on the Email Notification.
MotorsportJAC can offer the following advice for Stewards;
All stewards that have been appointed to events are reminded to follow the government’s advice, and if they feel unwell should not attend.
If for any reason you are unable to attend an event, you can also advise your state allocation officer online at motorsportJAC.org by logging into the Stewards’ section.
Go to the website https://www.motorsportjac.org
- Click on the blue Login button located at top right corner of the page
- Log in with your Motorsport Australia Licence number and your password.
- If you have forgotten your password or have not previously logged into this site, click on the "Retrieve or Forgotten Password" link on the login prompt screen. If you are still having difficulties logging in, please follow the instruction at the end of the article.
Once you have successfully logged in you are directed to the Edit My Details page.
If the displayed information is correct, click on the button ‘Exit without Saving’
If not, please make the necessary changes and click on the ‘Update my Changes’ to save your changes.
Also under the My Details menu is a sub-menu My Roster (Coming Events) click on this menu to list the events you have been appointed to.
Following the onscreen instructions for - Now Unable to Steward at an Event
It is as easy as selecting the event(s) you are unable to attend, click the email icon, and then click the Send button on the onscreen form. (Leave the message box clear if you like)
Motorsport Australia Uniforms - Stewards
As you would be well aware, the Motorsport Australia brand officially came into effect on 1 January 2020. Since then, we have continued to roll out new staff and volunteer uniforms across the entire country. In recent weeks, Motorsport Australia has reviewed the uniform implementation schedule and we can now confirm that we will take the following actions to support National Appointed Officials and Stewards through the uniform transition:
- The original deadline date of 31 March as the last day CAMS branded uniform can be worn will now be extended to 30 June, 2020 with regular observation and review
- National Appointed Officials and Stewards will have the opportunity to purchase relevant merchandise (this does not extend to official Motorsport Australia staff uniform) at a reduced cost
Please note that only the National Appointed Officials and Stewards are required to wear the Motorsport Australia uniform. Motorsport Australia have not, and will not require anyone to purchase uniform. It is an option available to officials. All stewards are supplied a name badge and are free to wear their own attire to events. We have received feedback about the use of patches, however to ensure consistency of application and quality of presentation, this is not a suitable option.
One of our core values at Motorsport Australia is respect and we can assure everyone that we are forever grateful for the contribution of all volunteers, including the unwavering commitment of our Stewards and Officials. We hope that the above actions address the concerns you have raised.
Motorsport Australia Management