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Premier Game Match Officials
A Referee is responsible in ensuring the players play within the rules of the game and that they play in a safe playing environment. They encourage players with appropriate leadership and are positive role models for the players.
A day in the life of a referee on match day
More often than not I spend the night before a game in a hotel. I meet the other match officials four hours before the kick off to start our preparations. Two hours before the match starts I arrive at the ground. We have a safety briefing and then I referee the match. Following the end of the match we go through a ‘de-brief’ with all the officials to assess our own performance. Afterwards I travel back to the hotel before returning home. Later that week I receive feedback from the match assessor, whose job is to scrutinise every referee’s performance. As a professional referee we are very accountable and look to build and improve during our extensive training sessions during the week.
|1.||Officiating in some of the best stadiums in the world|
|2.||Sharing a playing surface with some of the best players in the world|
|3.||Being actively involved in the biggest football league in the world|
|A not so great things about being a referee|
|The adverse publicity following an incorrect decision.|
Sports Science degree.
|3 opportunities and experiences you recommend people gain?|
|1.||A good broad education|
|2.||Develop good communication skills and a willingness to listen and learn|
|3.||You must have a love of football. Watch as many games as possible and try and learn something new from each game|
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