To coincide with Time to Talk Day, The FA and Mind are hosting a Microsoft Teams webinar – ‘Resilience in Refereeing’ – on Wednesday 2nd February, 7pm – 8.30pm.
We will hear from current and former match officials who have all had to show great resilience in overcoming challenges the game has thrown at them. Amongst the speakers will be:
• Ray Lewis, who refereed the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough;
• Current Premier League and FIFA assistant referee (and Kent FA match official!), Constantine Hatzidakis, who will discuss dealing with the disappointment of reclassification;
• Former FIFA referee, Alan Wilkie, who will explain how he dealt with being stretchered off from the most prestigious domestic appointment of his career, the 2000 League Cup Final, at Wembley Stadium.
We will also hear from Hayley Jarvis, Head of Physical Activity at Mind and Norfolk FA referee, Callum Parke, who will tell us about the FA’s Mental Health Champion scheme.
Places are limited to 250 and can be reserved at this link The Teams login details will be sent by email before the event”.
Online Learning Module – ‘Assistant Refereeing’
The second online learning module for new referees, Assistant Refereeing, can now be accessed here.
This module is primarily for referees who have recently completed the FA Referee Course. It will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and covers the role of the AR and their responsibilities; signals; positioning and movement; and working as a team.
The other online learning module, Match Control, can be accessed here.