Delegates & Table Officials

Delegates & Table Officials

At Scottish Handball we look to support the development of both match officials and technical officials. We appreciate that the role of both a delegate & table official is incredibly important to the integrity & efficiency of match day and handball competition as a whole. 

At European & International level, during a match there are two IHF Delegates appointed for timekeeping & scorekeeping, two local time & scorekeepers, as well as an IHF "Official". Across SHA competition, we require only two local table officials to act as a timekeeper and scorekeeper. However, we do require the presence of delegates for each match at the British Handball Super Cup.

Become a Delegate or Table Official 

Interested in becoming a technical official? If so, then contact We can provide an introductory course for table officials, as well as begin conversations regarding the pathway for becoming a delegate. 

Duties of a Scorekeeper & Timekeeper 

Check out the tasks of each official below 
















More information on the role of IHF Delegate Timekeeper & Scorekeeper here & access helpful resources below 


Timekeeper Scoreboard Guide

Scorekeeper Match Report Guide