The referee conference in Dublin I went to is something big. But you can also learn at a smaller level from other referees. So go to RA meetings and learn from the speakers.
Referees World podcast
This week I downloaded an app on my smartphone to open podcasts properly. I was way behind with Referees World podcast and heared now some interesting stories from local RA’s who offer a lot for referees.
Last week I also got in touch with a young referee who was at a Burnley RA meeting. He told me that there was a wonderful meeting and Mike Riley, head of the professional refs organisation PGMOL, was speaking.
Those meetings are a great way to learn from experienced colleagues. Go there!
Later this week after the meeting I got another message about the Lancashire meeting with Mike Riley’s advice on refereeing:
“Keep going, although there will be set backs and you will sometimes want to give up. And if you enjoy it, do it. The year you have a bad time will be the year before you succeed.”
A great lesson to never give up!
What does your RA offer you? And which speakers have you learned from?