Today I’d better say: outside the dressing room. The doors of the referees changing room at VFC Vlaardingen are very remarkable with a picture of a referee carding someone. I’ve been there once this season for a top match between the numbers one and two of the league.
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In the referees dressing room: now in the referees changing room of the ADO Den Haag. It’s the club in the city I live in.Two weeks ago I published the interview with Maltese referee Esther Azzopardi. Shortly thereafter she got an appointment for the match between ADO Den Haag ladies versus Rossiyanka from Russia in Uefa Women’s Champions League.
We met in person at the stadium, which was really nice. I also got the chance to see the referees dressing room and the inspection of the pitch by the referee team. Thanks to the press officer I got some high quality photo’s of the referees dressing room.
In the dressing room: now in the referees changing room in the Ricoh Arena of Coventry City Football Club.
But today I should say the City of Coventry Stadium, because the building is hosting the women’s bronze medal match at the Olympics and International Olympic Committee does not allow sponsored stadiums.
If you have some photo’s of an interesting dressing room (could be your local one) don’t hesitate to e-mail me at dutchreferee at gmail.com.
Had some ideas about photo’s of different dressing rooms on the blog, but don’t know if people would like it if I only post them from changing rooms I visit (Send me your pictures if you have them!).
That’s when I found out Constant Onstenk, secretary of the board of the Referee Association of Arnhem (city in the eastern part of Holland), visited the Emirates Stadium with his wife and posted some of here photo’s in the local referee magazine. He wrote that the dressing rooms were locked, but he could enter them after he asked politely.
It’s actually a referee area, with three different rooms: a dressing room, a lounge and bathroom with massage table. On the wall is a plaquette from the North Middlesex Referees Society to wish the referees a good match. It’s, according to their own website, “currently one of the largest Societies, if not the largest Society, in England”. Have a look around in the referees’ dressing room of Arsenal Football Club.
If you have some photo’s of an interesting dressing room (could be your local one) e-mail me at dutchreferee at gmail.com