Saturday, August 19, 2006

Three Lions on Your Shirt

The Thanet Referees’ Associationis looking to recruit more male and female referees.

Referees perform a vital role in the game, and with the growth in the popularity of football, particularly for women and children, the demand for match officials is increasing.

In conjunction with KCFA, the Thanet RA will be holding an FA Referee training course starting on the 4th September 2006.

The course is open to anyone over 14 years of age, runs over a 12 week period, and is divided in to two parts; ultimately leading to the FA Referee’s badge.

So why not take up the whistle for a rewarding and satisfying experience. If you a are current or ex player or simply love the game then get involved.

Call Rob Venn on 01843-834005 or 07841404583, e-mail, who will be pleased to furnish you with any information you require.


Anonymous said...

At the end of last season we had our local referees complaining about the behaviour of many local players and supporters. If you love the game and are happy to be verbally abused and in some instances physically assaulted by players and supporters in Thanet then sign up and become a referee. With the attitudes and behaviour of some of the worlds finest players this summer towards referees as an example to follow, our Sunday players are likely to give Thanet referees an even rougher time than what has become normal.

Mr Friday said...

It's not just referees who are fed up with the abuse.

I have recently given up playing Sunday league football because of the fights, rowdy and abusive spectators and managers. Afternoon games are the worst because lots of people bring alcohol to watch the game. I have been playing locally for 18 years and it has never been as bad as it is now. If the players feel like that what chance have the referees got ??