The photo above (courtesy of Crimewatch!) is of Martin Cassidy who appears on the the next episode and talks about the South West Academy for the South West. Martin is as Scouse as they come and is a very well respected coach who offers some great advice and shares a very funny match incident!
The Football Association’s National Referee Development Programme forms a major part of The FA’s initiative to recruit, retain and develop referees involved in 11-a-side football.
The programme, which was launched in 2011, is committed to training, retaining and developing enthusiastic and committed referees with support and coaching in a safe and constructive learning environment. The fundamental goal is to enable individuals to flourish in refereeing.
You can find out more about the Referee development Programme by clicking HERE.