Governing the referee: training, assessment and organisation

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This chapter considers the ongoing development of the referee. Particular attention is paid to the introduction and evolution of the training and assessment that referees have received over time and the major changes that have affected these provisions. Also discussed are the emerging relationships between referees and the major organisations that have influenced referees in England historically, namely the FA, the Referees’ Association and the Football League. The developments in referee training, assessment and support structures since the end of the First World War and throughout the twentieth century provide an insight into the approach taken to refereeing by these organisations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElite Soccer Referees Officiating in the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A
Subtitle of host publicationOfficiating in the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A
EditorsTom Webb
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781315656809
ISBN (Print)9781138101616, 9780367231170
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Football


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