Observers play an important and integral role in developing today’s referee.
They are the guardian of standards and provide a quality service towards referee promotion, development and retention. First and foremost, the Observer’s role is to help referees to improve and become better referees.
Experienced officials can make a difference to the development and progression of referees at all levels by becoming an FA Registered Observer.
Westmorland County FA are always looking for experienced officials who wish to assist in the recruitment and retention of referees, as well as their continued development to become FA Referee Tutors.
In order to become a Registered Tutor, you must complete a two day course where your knowledge of law, delivery and presentation skills are assessed and developed. Once the course is completed a further appraisal takes place on a basic course. Once candidates meet The FA criteria they become registered Tutors and are able to deliver basic Referees courses.