The role supports new match officials who are beginning their referee journey.
Whether it's talking things through regarding the laws of the game or seeking advice when dealing with a difficult player or a difficult parent – the role of the Referee Mentor will mean there is always support in place.
This level of support helps to keep more referees registered and involved in the game, providing a better service for football across Cumberland.
The Mentors only need to give a small amount of time to each referee, but their help and experience really is invaluable.
What does this mean?
The Mentor role will support new referees that are beginning their journey. Mentors will be required to attend games and provide feedback to the referee in order to help them develop.
Successful applicants will be required to attend The FA’s Introduction to Referee Mentoring course that is designed to equip people with some skills and knowledge to help them support referees in the early stages of their careers. It is the first of three levels of training in a new education pathway for referee mentors and coaches.
The course focusses on three key areas:
1. Building rapport and developing relationships
Successful applicants will also be required to sign the FA Safeguarding Code of Conduct and have a valid DBS and a valid FA Safeguarding Children qualification.
The FA’s Introduction to Referee Mentoring course for Cumberland based approved Mentors will take place on Monday 11th July (6-9pm) at the CFA Office in Cockermouth.
For more details or to apply for the role, please contact Referee Development Officer Scott Taylor on 07704 156781 or email Scott.Taylor@CumberlandFA.com