Referee Academy

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The aim of the Cumberland FA Referee Academy is to assist in the development, training and coaching of referees who have the potential to progress to senior referee status. It is designed to deliver specific and relevant training to young, ambitious, dedicated and talented referees.

Who can be part of the Academy?
A specialist group of officials from Level 9 to Level 4 who are keen, enthusiastic and dedicated; they exhibit the desire to progress to the next Level. These officials attend a specified number of meetings a year which are specifically aimed at improving not only their fitness levels but also include specific technical sessions with key note speakers in attendance.

What are the benefits of joining the group should I meet the criteria?

• Provision of a coach/ mentor to support your development
• Technical classroom based training sessions conducted throughout the season to enhance knowledge and skills
• Appointments to selected County Cup Ties

What is the criteria for joining the group for season 2012-13?
As mentioned earlier we are seeking people who are keen, enthusiastic and dedicated; they exhibit the desire to progress to the next Level and are currently on the promotion trail within the CFA promotion system.

How do I find out more?
If you want to know more about the opportunities within the Academy please contact our Referee Development Officer at Steve.Dobinson@CumberlandFA.com or 01900 872 310