September New Entrants Class

September New Entrants Class

Looking for a new hobby? From the 1st of September, Renfrewshire Referees Association will be hosting a brand new entrants course to prepare anyone with an interest in a career in refereeing.

When – Starting 1st September, every Wednesday @ 7pm (10 weeks)

This is a great opportunity to learn the Laws of the Game with an exam to conclude on your final week. Support is provided to new referees and a mentor will be arranged to provide guidance in the early stages of your refereeing career. Direction will also be given on suitable leagues to commence refereeing at your own pace. Refereeing is a rewarding hobby giving you the chance to keep fit, make new friends and travel all over the country.

To register your interest in the upcoming course please register HERE

For more information on the course contact secretary@renfrewshirereferees.org.uk or message us on Facebook or Twitter

Whilst waiting for a reply test your knowledge with our association quiz. This quiz includes questions from the introductory exam and advanced exam.


Renfrewshire Referees’ Association Linkedin

Renfrewshire Referees’ Association has launched a Linkedin Account to connect with other individuals and organisations within the football industry.
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Social Media Reminder

Can I take this opportunity to remind you that as a referee you are expected to abide by the Social Media Guidelines set out by The Scottish FA. While we all understand the great asset social media can be, especially during these times, I encourage you all to think about what you are commenting and posting across social media platforms. As a referee you have are required to be ‘mindful of the impact any contributions on social media might have on people’s perceptions of referees and of the Scottish FA’ while also having a responsibility to protect the image of our association and our refereeing colleagues.
A few tips:

  • Avoid mentioning you are a referee in your profile
  • Do not use football team images as display pictures
  • Do not share/post/comment offensive slogans
  • Review Social Media Policy from the Scottish FA (here)
  • Please think twice before you comment or post something

Should the association notice or be notified of any breaches of this policy it could result in serious consequences, such as expulsion from the association leaving you unable to referee. While these cases are few and far between I do not want to see any of our members having to go through these procedures.

I know that for most of us are cautious around our use of social media, but it has been noted in the last couple of months an increase in material posted by some members that could breach this policy.
In the meantime please stay safe and well.

Regards,

William Insch
President