International referee Eric Braamhaar will visit Excelsior’31, the club I’ve always played soccer for, next Saturday. He’ll talk about the importance of the referee and how clubs can get more people interested in refereeing.
The Netherlands had a referee system with club referees, because they can’t get enough FA refs. In our country around 33.000 matches are played, confirmed Dutch FA KNVB. Their stats: 6.000 of the matches are officiated by FA refs, 17.000 by club refs and the other ones by coaches and parents of the kids.
Braamhaar just confirmed an interview. Looking forward to that. Have some questions about international refereeing or about officiating in general for Eric Braamhaar? Let me know.
Meeting info: Invitation of the referee meeting with Eric Braamhaar (Dutch)