Referee Courses (2017-05-07) (2017-08-31)

If you know of anyone who is perhaps coming to the end of their playing career, who wants a new outlook within the game, or perhaps a family member who could benefit from the fantastic opportunities officiating can provide then would you be kind enough to pass on the information below? Even if they have not expressed an interest, I would be grateful if you could perhaps ‘plant the seed'! We are also running an incentive scheme for new Candidates, whereby the course can be potentially discounted to just £50.


In order to qualify to attend a Referee Course, the ‘Get into Refereeing' Workshop is a pre-requisite and forms Unit 1 of the Course. All Candidates who are 17 and under MUST attend with a Parent/Guardian, and the Parent/Guardian must remain for the duration of the Workshop. In order for a Candidate to book onto a ‘Get into Refereeing' Workshop, then simply click on the relevant link below and scroll down to the bottom of the page. They must enter their own FAN number, or create one if they do not have one. If you are booking on behalf of somebody else, please ensure you enter the details of the Candidate who wishes to enrol onto the course, and not your own! Dates/Venues are as follows;


Monday 15th May 2017 - in Dartford, 7pm Start (Specifically geared towards supporting Female Recruitment and Participation)


Thursday 18th May 2017 - in Canterbury, 7pm Start


Thursday 08th June 2017 - Kent FA HQ, 7pm Start


Monday 03rd July 2017 - in Tonbridge, 7pm Start


Thursday 13th July 2017 - in Thanet, 7pm Start


Thursday 10th August 2017 - in Canterbury, 7pm Start


Wednesday 16th August 2017 - in Folkestone, 7pm Start


Each space costs £10, with payment being made through the online booking link only. All workshops subject to run, providing a minimum number of Candidates enrol. Referee Course dates WILL NOT appear on our website, but dates and venues will be provided only to those who successfully attend. Only those who have attended a workshop will be permitted to enrol onto a Referee Course. Referee Courses will commence from July 2017, through until November 2017, and will be throughout the County. 


As a side note, if Candidates are still playing, they may need to make a decision as to whether they continue to focus on this route in football, or indeed sacrifice this to focus on being a referee; it is difficult to balance both commitments. Whilst we do encourage players to ‘take up the whistle', we expect all trainee referees to sign up to a League as we will be looking to appoint them to League games during their training period. 


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Kind Regards




Nick Dunn | Referee Development Officer

Kent County Football Association

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Ditton | Near Aylesford | Kent | ME20 6DQ

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