Clerk of the Course

At present as a club we have no registered Clerk of the Course, and we partner with the a number of other clubs to fulfill the role on events that we operate. 


The Clerk of the Course has overall responsibility for the general conduct and control of an event in accordance with the Regulations, Programme and Organising Permit. As such, they act as the sport’s first judicial body, having the power to impose penalties in accordance with the regulations.

The Clerk of the Course may be nominated by the organisers of the event to the requirements of the MSA, who may require certain Clerks of the Course to be licenced Officials.

As a Senior Official, the Clerk of the Course must be at least 18 years of age. They liaise closely with the Stewards throughout the event to ensure its safe running.


The training for an MSA Clerk of the Course is conducted via a modular training programme, during which time they are classed as a Probationary Clerk.

Once the modular training programme has been completed they will undergo and pass an assessment before a full Clerks licence is granted.