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Leisuretime - Groups Sponsorship Deal

22-01-2017 Hits:50 Refereeing News amster

Leisuretime - Groups Sponsorship Deal

Cardiff Referees' Society is proud to announce a new sponsorship partnership with Leisuretime Groups.   Leisuretime is one of the UK's most successful tour operators and travel agents. They operate coach holidays... Read more

Elite football referees predict where a …

31-10-2016 Hits:153 Refereeing News amster

Elite football referees predict where a foul will happen, research shows

The proficiency of elite football referees could be down to their eagle eyes, say researchers. A study of elite and sub-elite referees has found that a greater tendency to predict and... Read more

CELEBRATION OF A GOAL

27-10-2016 Hits:149 Refereeing News amster

CELEBRATION OF A GOAL

Kei Kamara of the New England Revoultion was cautioned during an MLS game for his goal celebration. The commentators were somewhat confused with the decision but after consulting the Laws... Read more

Caution for Unsporting Behaviour: Showbo…

27-10-2016 Hits:159 Refereeing News amster

Caution for Unsporting Behaviour: Showboating

With his team three goals to the good over division rivals Platinum Stars, Baroka FC forward Sipho Moeti dribbled into the opposition half, seemingly in search of another goal. However he... Read more

Sparta Prague making a stand against sex…

05-10-2016 Hits:192 Refereeing News amster

Sparta Prague making a stand against sexism

Sparta Prague have sent two players to train with the women's team after they told a female assistant referee to stay in the kitchen.Lukas Vacha and Tomas Koubek were condemned... Read more

Law Changes 2016

22-06-2016 Hits:436 Refereeing News amster

Law Changes 2016

The Laws of the game (LOAF) were last modified at the 130th Annual General Meeting of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) in Cardiff on 5 March 2016. These came into force... Read more

Terry Dring Quiz Night

18-04-2016 Hits:698 Refereeing News amster

Terry Dring Quiz Night

The next meeting of the Society will take place on Thursday evening at 7.45pm at the BBC Club, Llantrisant Road, Llandaff, Cardiff. The main business of the evening will be... Read more

Society Referee's Wanted

18-04-2016 Hits:519 Refereeing News amster

Society Referee's Wanted

The Chairman is looking to recruit high calibre referee’s for the SWFA End of Season National Celebration Tournament @ The University Playing Fields Llanrumney. The tournament will be held on May 15th 2016.   As well... Read more

Importance of a good signal

12-04-2016 Hits:513 Refereeing News amster

Importance of a good signal

Its always tough disallowing a goal especially after witnessing some skill in the build up of play. There are times however when it’s totally out of your control and down... Read more

Lawmakers Approve Video Technology Trial…

08-03-2016 Hits:488 Refereeing News amster

Lawmakers Approve Video Technology Trials

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) made the decision at its meeting on Saturday in Cardiff, UK. The technology will undergo two years of testing at the latest from the 2017/18 season... Read more

We’re so good even the referee wants to …

18-02-2016 Hits:564 Refereeing News amster

We’re so good even the referee wants to sit down and watch!

A cheeky comment from Messi - well he is the best player in the world!   Going back a few years in the Welsh Premier League.   A wonder goal scored from 40... Read more

Quiz Results - Is the tackle careless, r…

18-02-2016 Hits:1246 Refereeing News amster

Quiz Results - Is the tackle careless, reckless or uses excessive force?

Quiz results Click on the link to see the full results table - you can also click on the video number to watch the action again.           RESULTS TABLE     Read more

Future of refereeing - video assistant r…

30-01-2016 Hits:479 Refereeing News amster

Future of refereeing - video assistant referee?

Following a decision by IFAB to recommend the introduction of video technology into football, the Royal Dutch Football Federation, in partnership with Fox Sports, broadcast a match between Feyenoord and... Read more

Assistant Referees: Here's how not to si…

19-01-2016 Hits:707 Refereeing News amster

Assistant Referees: Here's how not to signal!

As our Honorary Chairman Mr Clarke would describe it - the last ten minutes of the match is the ‘Witching Hour.’ The time when excellent performances are ruined by a... Read more

IFAB ABM moves towards introducing video…

08-01-2016 Hits:493 Refereeing News amster

IFAB ABM moves towards introducing video assistance experiments

The International Football Association Board (The IFAB) has taken a major step forward towards experimentation with video assistance for match officials. During its Annual Business Meeting (ABM) held at the Royal... Read more

Careless, Reckless or Excessive - What's…

07-01-2016 Hits:881 Refereeing News amster

Careless, Reckless or Excessive - What's the difference?

Careless, Reckless or Using Excessive Force – an evaluatation on reckless challenges and serious foul play  One of the most difficult situations for a referee, for various reasons, is to differentiate between... Read more

Male and female referees have to work to…

15-12-2015 Hits:658 Refereeing News amster

Male and female referees have to work together

When Massimo Busacca was appointed as the Head of the FIFA Refereeing Department in 2011, he had a clear idea for the preparation of elite referees: the deeper the knowledge... Read more

Society member makes the FIFA internatio…

07-12-2015 Hits:751 Refereeing News amster

Society member makes the FIFA international list

Society member Ryan Stewart, has been selected as a FIFA referee for the first time. It has been a quick rise to the top for Stewart who only took up... Read more

Cup Final Appointment

29-11-2015 Hits:546 Refereeing News amster

Cup Final Appointment

Congratualtions to Society member Ryan Stewart on his appointment as fourth offical at this years Word Cup Final.   Cup holders The New Saints and Wildcards Denbigh Town will contest the 2015/16... Read more

The First And Last Impressions Count!

03-11-2015 Hits:730 Refereeing News amster

The First And Last Impressions Count!

The first impression is vitally important for referees at all levels of the game. When arriving at a ground first impression can sometimes help to reassure frustrated team officials, pubescent teenagers... Read more

Referee Education: Use of the Whistle - …

28-10-2015 Hits:907 Refereeing News amster

Referee Education: Use of the Whistle - when it is necessary

  The variety of equipment referees can make use of has become larger and larger over the last couple of years and actually even decades. While things like headsets, spray, goalline... Read more

MLS Video - Ever wondered what it's like…

28-10-2015 Hits:956 Refereeing News amster

MLS Video - Ever wondered what it's like to be a referee?

  Click here to watch the video The cameras were at a training camp in Park City, Utah, before following Allen Chapman and his crew at Rio Tinto Stadium for Real Salt... Read more

UEFA provides Additional Assistant Refer…

11-10-2015 Hits:799 Refereeing News amster

UEFA provides Additional Assistant Referees with new Signalling Guideline

Although the Additional Assistant Referee (AAR) system has established in UEFA's top competitions in the last couple of years, one constantly uttered criticism still is their perceived inactivity and passivity... Read more

Yellow card for driving - not diving!

11-10-2015 Hits:528 Refereeing News amster

Yellow card for driving - not diving!

Over the years, we have seen tons of crazy goal celebrations in football. Some celebrations may be regarded to be innovative while others are just plain stupid and ridiculous in the... Read more

Penalty or not?

02-10-2015 Hits:654 Refereeing News amster

Penalty or not?

Is the ball in or out of play?  According to Salmeen Khamis of Dubai side Al Ahli, it was out but in picking it up, the referee disagreed and awarded a penalty during a semi-final match... Read more

Why Effective Communication Is The Key T…

23-09-2015 Hits:1048 Refereeing News amster

Why Effective Communication Is The Key To Being A Successful Football Referee

Published by Paul Spacey an ex player, now USSF and FA qualified referee as well as being a private coach and author.  It's not about what you say, but how you say... Read more

Quiz Results

22-09-2015 Hits:1120 Refereeing News amster

Quiz Results

Well done to all those that took part in the quiz -   click here to see the full results table   The quiz will cause some debate over some of the decisions....well... Read more