25/02/2021- Referee


Mentoring to play an important role in the updated Level 1 & 2 Referee Education Framework.

The Joint Home Country Associations have recently completed a review of the referee Levels 1 & 2 assessment process.

The purpose of the review was to ensure that the process supported the end to end pathway for referee development and improved the alignment between Level 1 & 2 and the updated Level 3 &4 referee education programme rolled out last year (read more here).

As a result of this review the Joint Home Countries Working Group has reformulated, centralised and standardised the method of examination and education to ensure a consistent referee education program with a greater emphasis on the practical mentoring of referees in the form of personalised support to help develop new referees and help them determine and achieve their individual refereeing goals.

This approach will also be reflected in a new approach to the role of referee examiner which will be separated into two distinct roles of “instructor” and “mentor” to which all existing examiner will be invited to apply for.  This opportunity is also open to all members of the refereeing community.

Read more about the new Level 1 & 2 referee assessment, instructor and mentor application processes here .

The application process for the referee instructor and mentors will open on Monday 1st February and closes 5pm on Wednesday 31st March 2021.  The application forms can be found here 

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