Somerset FA are pleased to offer all qualified referees a FREE workshop to gain an understanding of refereeing players with a disability/impairment either in disability or mainstream football.

If you are an experienced or indeed a new referee who would like to become involved in refereeing footballers within various disability groups, then your involvement would be very welcome.

Date: Sunday 15th September Time: 11.00am till 2.00pm
Venue: Strode College Sports Centre, Street, Somerset, BA16 0AH
Tutor: Richard Glynne-Jones (FA National Referee Manager)


The two hour theory and one hour practical workshop will focus on: 

  • Overview of Disability Football
  • What is Pan-Disability Football
  • Attributes required to referee Pan-Disability Football
  • Importance of effective communication skills when refereeing Pan-Disability Football
  • Terminology – What you should and should not say
  • Player Welfare Considerations
  • Give it a go! 


Refereeing opportunities after the workshop are available with the Somerset Ability Counts Football League.

The Somerset Ability Counts Football League has been up and running for a number of years and is continually developing and growing. The league provides playing opportunities for female and male adult players with a physical, learning or mental health disability/impairment.

To book your place on this FREE workshop please contact: Nick.Hawkins@SomersetFA.com 

For further information about disability football please contact Nick Hawkins

T: 01458 832359 Option 3

E: Nick.Hawkins@SomersetFA.com

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