"Course Postponed but you can still register interest!"
The Jersey Football Association, through its Referees Committee, will be holding the first part of a ‘Basic Training Course for Referees’ has been postponed but you can still register interest.
The Friday session (6.30pm – 9.30pm) will be held in the Meeting Room on the top floor of Springfield Stadium, with the Saturday and Sunday sessions (9.30am – 4.30pm) at St.Peters Primary School. This part of the Course will deal primarily with ensuring a sound knowledge of the Laws of the Game and their practical application, with as much time as possible spent outside on a pitch. The Laws of the Game can be found on-line via the F.A. website to facilitate some vital pre-course study. The second part of the Course consists of refereeing five games and being an assistant on a sixth, and it is completed by a Knowledge of the Laws test paper.
"Climb the Ladder"
Anybody over the age of 14 can participate, and on successful completion they will become either a Youth Referee (14 – 16 yrs) or a Junior Referee (16+). Via experience, assessors reports and club marks promotion can be earnt to Levels 6 (County Referee) and 5 (Senior County Referee). A new level, 4i, has been created in recent years to encourage Level 5’s to progress. They must complete an FA fitness test, have consistently positive assessments and club marks, and must also be contributing off the field of play, as tutors/trainers, mentors and assessors.