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Ceri Williams: part of the referee family

Ceri Williams has officited for big crowds, “for a man and a dog” and even went to Dubai. It’s a very interesting journey for her as a referee, she says in an interview with British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS). And good to be part of the referee family. “It’s a fantastic experience.”

Photo of Ceri Williams

Williams is now a Level 6 referee and 3rd year Biomedical Student at Brunel University. She went to Belgium for a u17 game. “And I’ve done some great domestic games as well.” What has brought the referee career her so far?

  • I’ve definitely become a more confident person. I am more willing to speak my mind than I used to do.
  • I definitely got better in communicating and reading people
  • Better teamwork skills, for example as the assistant referee. You have to be able to give concise and short information quickly
  • Refereeing opens so many doors. Going abroad for example.
  • Reaching a higher level than she ever could as player. “The best part of refereeing is being part of the sport. I was never going to get to the level as a player I’m now referee at.”

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Posted by British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) on Monday, February 15, 2016

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