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Develop your skills as a referee

Referee Observers 

Are you passionate about referee development? Do you want to play your part in helping our next generation of referees make their way up the promotion pyramid?

Why not become a Lancashire FA County Referee Observer?

Referee Observers play a vital part in the development and progression of our match officials at all levels of the game within the county.

They are in effect the custodians of the Laws of the Game, ensuring they are applied to a high standard.

Assessments play an increasingly greater part in the promotion and development of an official’s right throughout the game.

You do not need to have officiated at the top level of the game to become a Referee Observer - experienced officials at Level 7 and above can make a difference in enhancing the careers of our referees.

You will be involved in observing referees who are appropriate to your level of experience, and you can also still be an active referee and observe for Lancashire FA when available.

To become a qualified Referee Observer you will need to take an Observers course. These are run regularly throughout the year.

Next Referee Observers Course:

Please check back soon.

Get In Touch

Colin Greenall

Workforce Manager

01772 644269

Who can help with my query?

Referee Observers will be invited to attend regular training sessions provided by Lancashire FA. These sessions will look at key issues and themes, identified by both Referees and Referee Observers, and developing the overall process. Referee Observers will also be subject to quality control with regular feedback provided.

Referee Observers at County FA level will be paid £15 for each report that they complete.

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