Mentoring for Referees
The Herefordshire FA are committed to ensuring new match officials are provided with the utmost support in the early stages of their careers. Our mentoring workforce have a desire and commitment to help and support the next generation of Herefordshire's refereeing workforce. Referee Mentors play a huge part in the practical development of officials at all stages of their refereeing career; from newly qualified referees to those officials seeking to climb the promotion ladder.
From the 2017/2018 season, the new Mentoring Scheme will offer stability and long-term support to referees going through a transition period in their qualification and embarking on their new challenge. Mentors will provide a listening ear, advice and support, as well as being the regional point of contact, and can therefore have a very important impact on their career.
Other opportunities to support the refereeing workforce include observing, tutoring and coaching. All voluntary positions provide some reimbursement; if you would like to get involved, please contact the Referee Development Officer.