The Lancashire Amateur League is a Charter Standard League and is continually looking to improve standards. The quality of grounds, facilities and player and club discipline is crucial to attracting and retaining match officials.
As part of that process, we welcome any suggestions as to how we might continue to successfully attract, retain and help with the development of our match officials.
We remain in need of more match officials. Any additional help would be greatly appreciated on a full/part time/occasional basis. Please contact Mike Willmore for further information 07398 102032 or at email@example.com
Our Assistant referees Secretary is Andrew Perrin who can be contacted on 07873 709579
Our member clubs voted at our 2021 AGM to set the fee for Match Referees for league and cup games to £40 and the fee for Assistant Referees at £22
CLUB ASSISTANT REFEREES
It is the Lancashire Amateur League's policy that referees officiating in our league and cup competitions should use Club Assistant Referees to the fullest of their ability.
MARKING OF REFEREES
It is vitally important that referees' marks are also sent in on the LAL 6 form using the marking system which has recently been updated.
The FA now require the make to be broken into three elements.
- Overall decision making. Marked from 1 to 40. (eg: General fouls, Handballs, throw ins etc)
- Judgement of major decisions. Marked from 1 to 30 (eg: Penalty decision’s, Send Off, Bookings etc)
- Overall control. Marked from 1 to 30. (eg: Flow of game, discipline, players behaviour etc)
The FA Guide to Marking pdf can be found by clicking HERE
If the mark adds up to less than 60 you MUST provide a reason why.
This allows us to monitor the standard of refereeing in the league, and is also valuable to identify our highly-rated officials when appointing for cup finals or when giving awards at the end of the season.
Clubs are strongly encouraged to write words of praise or to note concerns about individual refereeing performance so that these can be passed on constructively. This can be regardless of the score given, even if above 60. This is your opportunity to highlight excellence just as much as to offer suggestions on how the official could improve his or her performance.