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Pitch Inspections

22-12-2017 Hits:1132 Refereeing News Ray Ellingham

Pitch Inspections

With the park pitches called off for the first time this season - here's some timely advice that was first published on the site in 2012. At this time of the... Read more

More International Appointments

21-10-2017 Hits:40 Refereeing News Harry Hendricks

More International Appointments

BREAKING NEWS - NEWYDDION SY'N TORRI Llongyfarchiadau / Congratulations to Vasilica Valentin CIUPLEA who has been appointed by the UEFA Referees' Committee to officiate in a Futsal Youth Olympic Games qualifying stage... Read more

Futsal Referee Conversion Course

21-10-2017 Hits:6 Refereeing News Harry Hendricks

Futsal Referee Conversion Course

Futsal conversion course is being organised November 7th at the Cardiff City House of sport 2. To register for the course please click here Once the course is satisfactorily completed individuals concerned... Read more

Member Watch - National Cup Appointments

20-10-2017 Hits:47 Refereeing News Harry Hendricks

Member Watch - National Cup Appointments

  Congratulation to all members that have been selected to referee in the following National competitions. Welsh Youth Cup Round 2 to be played Sun 29th Oct at 1.30pm ... Read more

The Referee is wrong....or is he/she?

15-10-2017 Hits:13 Refereeing News amster

The Referee is wrong....or is he/she?

You've heard it before 'Referee you are wrong.....' and even though it may well be the case. The referee applies the Laws within the ‘spirit’ of the game to help... Read more

CRS here to nurture, support & devel…

10-10-2017 Hits:47 Refereeing News Harry Hendricks

CRS here to nurture, support & develop

  I was recently sent a link to a newspaper article about a charity being set up called Ref Support UK. The charity runs a helpline to support and give advice... Read more

Members on International Duty

09-10-2017 Hits:46 Refereeing News Harry Hendricks

Members on International Duty

  Congratulations to Jonathan Bryant and Lewiss Edwards who will be packing their bags this week for an international appointment. UEFA Under 21 European Championship Qualifying - Group 7 Armenia v Austria FFA Academy... Read more

DGSO or Not?

04-10-2017 Hits:34 Refereeing News Harry Hendricks

DGSO or Not?

The Laws of the Game were changed last year regarding the DGSO and the wording made clearer. Where a player commits an offence against an opponent which denies an opponent an... Read more

Members in action

29-09-2017 Hits:41 Refereeing News Harry Hendricks

Members in action

Society members were on international duty last weekend when Wales U16's hosted Gibraltar at Barry Town FC and Spytty Park. It was a great honour and achievement for all involved.... Read more

Monthly Meeting Recap

29-09-2017 Hits:35 Refereeing News Harry Hendricks

Monthly Meeting Recap

September’s Society Meeting   The training part of the meeting was based on the analysis of UEFA Referee Assistance Program (RAP) video clips taken from across the various top leagues in Europe.... Read more

Cup Diary Dates

28-09-2017 Hits:41 Refereeing News Harry Hendricks

Cup Diary Dates

Closing dates well in advance is essential part of being an organised referee. To ensure that you have a good ‘cup run’ here are the conference dates... Read more

Successful Refereeing – 10 Point Plans

21-09-2017 Hits:48 Refereeing News Harry Hendricks

Successful Refereeing – 10 Point Plans

1. Pre-Match Try to start on a positive by meeting with both teams Check their kit colours in case of a possible clash Do your homework to minimise any potential last minute problems Keep... Read more

Get your LOAF!

21-09-2017 Hits:39 Refereeing News Harry Hendricks

Get your LOAF!

As a referee you need to understand the laws of football. IFAB has released updated editions of the Laws of the Game for 2017-2018. Click here to download an electronic copy... Read more

Calling all Students

21-09-2017 Hits:51 Refereeing News Harry Hendricks

Calling all Students

  Croeso i Gymru - Croeso i Gaerdydd Welcome to Wales - Welcome to Cardiff  If you’re new to the area and want to pick up the whistle then Cardiff Referees’ Society is... Read more

International Appointments

21-09-2017 Hits:84 Refereeing News Harry Hendricks

International Appointments

Society members will be in action this weekend as Wales U16's play Gibraltar in a double-header this weekend. Wales Under 16's will the Gibraltarians in Barry and Newport, head of next... Read more

The First And Last Impressions Count!

03-11-2015 Hits:954 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:1106 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

Howard Webb Reveals His Motivation For B…

12-09-2015 Hits:1262 Refereeing News amster

Howard Webb Reveals His Motivation For Becoming A Referee

The man who is largely regarded as the best referee of his generation is most famous for being the man in the middle of the 2010 World Cup final between... Read more

Psychology for Referees - Performance Ma…

02-08-2015 Hits:961 Refereeing News amster

Psychology for Referees - Performance Management (1/4): Goal-Setting

Published by Niclas on Sunday, August 02, 2015  http://footballrefereeing.blogspot.com/ One of the focal questions that should drive ambitious referees at all levels is: "How can I become better?" For sure, this question similarly concerns those... Read more

FAI Elite Referee Seminar

26-02-2015 Hits:831 Refereeing News amster

FAI Elite Referee Seminar

If you're passionate about refereeing you'll appreciate the effort made by all in the video.     Read more

Remembering Great Referees : Clive Thoma…

23-02-2015 Hits:1012 Refereeing News amster

Remembering Great Referees : Clive Thomas

Clive Thomas (Wales) FIFA referees from 1970 to 1981     Clive Thomas (born 22 June 1936) is a Welsh former football referee, who operated in the English Football League and for FIFA during... Read more

The difference between polished and clea…

20-02-2015 Hits:722 Refereeing News amster

The difference between polished and clean

Let me keep this simple: there’s a world of difference between having clean boots and polished boots. And they’re both on another planet when compared to “caked-in” mud boots! I know... Read more

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