‘Referees in the media’ will be published at the beginning of the week on the Dutch Referee Blog and provides remarkable or interesting quotes and links to articles worth reading.
As I sat and reflected on it all at the closing ceremony, I thought about how honoured I was to part of such an event and there was a small tear in my eye as they extinguished the Paralympic flame.
Ross Haswell has been appointed for the Paralympics final match. He wrote two articles about experiences at the events in London.
“Select group match officials are emailed on a Monday every week with the upcoming appointments. Only then can they confirm, or all to often, postpone social arrangements with wives and friends. Yes, referees have social lives, too.”
Graham Poll about referees being normal persons with social lives too. In his weekly column on Daily Mail’s website.
“Less than 24 hours to go to my game. Today was rest day and I got a haircut and a clean shave to make myself look good for the game. The assessor will be on the lookout for even the finest of details that make/break a referee’s game. The change is also nice for the confidence.”
“The pressure was already huge. One can as referee not rest because of your experience, you always need to prove yourself in every game.”
Knut Kircher about the match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich during last season, in German referee magazine Schiedsrichter Zeitung (Referee Newspaper, ed.). The German referee was named the best referee of the last season.
“That it went so well after my comeback last season, pleases me very much.”
Christine Baitinger is back in German women’s top league after she paused a year afther the birth of her son. He was immediately after comeback named as Women’s referee of the year in Germany.
Here’s the link to the latest German referee magazine Schiedsrichter Zeitung (pdf).