Saffron Walden PSG girls on road to become referees

PUBLISHED: 13:00 01 November 2018

Saffron Walden PSG youngsters are training to become referees

Saffron Walden PSG youngsters are training to become referees


Seven players from Saffron Walden PSG took their first steps to becoming youth football referees during the half-term break.

The group of under-15s spent two mornings at a referee course run by trainers from the Cambridgeshire FA.

Alongside players from over East Anglia, they were given a mix of theoretical and practical training focusing on the key skills and techniques needed to referee mini soccer (seven to 11).

The girls are now trainee referees with the next step to referee five mini-soccer games under the supervision of an FA mentor.

They will have a further development session at the end of the season and if successful will be able to train for nine and 11-a-side.

Chairman Matt Clare said: “The club is delighted these girls have volunteered to start on the pathway to becoming referees and this will ensure we’ll be able to provide appropriately qualified officials for our junior games.

“We hope to see them follow this up and who knows perhaps one day they will be refereeing national and international games!”


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