The Lancashire Amateur League is a Charter Standard League and is continually looking to improve standards. The quality of grounds, facilities and improving our offer to players and referees is seen as crucial to our development.
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.
Please get in touch with the Referees Secretary should you wish to officiate in any of our divisions as a Referee or Assistant Referee.
Our member clubs voted at our 2018 AGM to set the fee for Match Referees for league and cup games to £30 plus travel expenses at 25p per mile and the fee for Assistant Referees at £17 plus travel expenses at 25p per mile. Please see the DOCS section above to download the league rules which includes Section 13 - Referees.
Our LAL Referees Secretary is Andrew Perrin who can be contacted using the following means
Mobile - 07873 709579
e-mal - firstname.lastname@example.org
The league is proud to have an association with refshub.co.uk which offers discounted kits and accessories for officials. Simply click on refshub.co.uk and click on the LAL logo to be taken to the webshop.
The league has a discounted referee kit - the deal can be viewed by clicking HERE
To redeem the referee kit at the discounted price, referees just need to enter the promotional code DISCREFLAFA on the product page for the referee kit, click ‘Apply’ and then ‘proceed with order’ to add the bundle to the basket.
Delivery on the platform is charged at £6.95 for any orders under £99, and is free for all orders over £99.
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.
CLUBS EQUALISATION OF FEES
Each club is responsible for sending to the league the amount paid for officials for each game. This allows the league to equalise these fees so that each team pays the same amount pro-rata over the season as a whole. The League Treasurer will then put a credit or debit on each club's statement at the end of the season. Should clubs not send in their fees these will not be included in the equalisation process.
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 LAL6 for for the current season can be downloaded HERE
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.