Put in here how we appoint referees to Games (I can provide info)



The grading system shown under Levels and Grades is accepted by all Referee Societies in England.Grading through the system are achieved by a combination of Club report cards and Advisers/Coaches reports and regular attendance at The Referee Training Meetings. Regular meetings of the Appointments and Grading Policy Committee ensure all referees receive the opportunity to reach the level of game their potential merits.The other means of obtaining information on the performance and potential of a referee is by an adviser watching and reporting on them. Advisers are usually experienced ex-referees, but may be current senior referees. Advisers have a dual role: to assess the referee's performance and, more importantly, to help guide the referee to improve their performance.Advancement of referee grade is considered twice a season by the Appointment and Grading Committee (A&G) at their Christmas and end of season meetings.



Unless transferring from another Society, new members will be graded at 12 until completion of a regular league game and has been looked at by an advisor.

Those transferring from other Societies should ask the Society they are leaving to confirm their grading to the Senior Advisor and Development Officer (SADO) or Honoury Secretary.



The Appointment Committee have an important, albeit difficult, role. Each month they juggle all referees to ensure every game is covered by a referee of an appropriate standard. To meet this obligation to Clubs, they require three things from their referees:





Referees should keep up to dat on WTR of their unavailability as early as possible (at least two months in advance of appointments).



Unless previously notified by the club, check confirmation with the home club 48 hours before the match.


A referee should always turn up early, at least 60 minutes prior to kick off. This entails checking travel routes and transport availability and time-tables.


A referee should turn up with the proper kit and have suitable alternatives available to cover any colour changes.


A referee should arrive alert and mentally fit for each game.


Appointment Committee Members are a rare breed, especially chosen for their ability to remain calm under pressure.


A Referee can help maintain the Appointment Committee’s sanity by following some simple rules:


If it is necessary to contact the Appointment Committee, the conversation should be as concise a possible - especially on a Thursday or Friday evening.


Referees should ascertain times during which the Appointments Committee can be contacted and make contact only during those times.


Messages should be clear, concise and unambiguous.


Key communications should be made in writing, even if already mentioned verbally.


Finally, a good referee is prepared to go anywhere to do any game.


Every game needs a referee and no game should be beneath the dignity of any referee.