dblacklock wrote:I thought that in all leagues now, both teams had to supply a referee and therefore was surprised that there was only one referee on the game that you were speaking of. To reiterate, in my opinnion (for what it's worth), a game should never go forward with less than two qualified referees. The game cannot be effectively officated with only one referee. My second question was, had anybody considered using two referees rather than one referee and one CBO?
It was a BUCS game. BUCS hasn't quite caught up with NEMLA on minimum referees, in practise, and I include our university club in that too. Looking back I should have offered to help referee, before the game started, but didn't. Everyday is a school day. With regards to the CBO/referee I'm not sure that the CBO was a qualified referee. I think, as is often the case, he was just somebody given a stopwatch, paper and pen on the day.
Moaning Git wrote:However I thing that the next priority should be for panel refs to be onfield mentoring club refs, building their skills and confidence, not with formal assessments, but by passing on their practical experience.
Couldn't agree more. Has worked well, as shown below:
Adam Sherlock did a good job with 2 inexperienced Nottingham Home refs. He coached and mentored the 2 refs whilst being Head referee.
.... Paul Chatterton was from the panel. Bob Mc Ewen a level 2 and Nottingham home ref and also again another inexperienced student ref from Nottingham. Again coaching and support was available for the inexperienced ref.
Having been said student ref in both of the above cases I completely agree. The past two Saturdays have been the first two games I have ever reffed (hence all the questions) and the panel refs in both cases have been fantastic. I was kind of hoping I would get to do a few BUCS games before NEMLA but I think 'in at the deep end' has certainly worked out for the best, mainly due to the fact there has been a panel ref present to firstly call the things I've missed/got wrong and secondly to answer any questions I have had.