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The Association of SFA Referees Edinburgh and District is responsible for bringing together, developing and recruiting football referees in the City of Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Scottish Borders.  We hold regular monthly meetings, weekly training sessions and many other events throughout the year.

If you are interested in becoming a referee please get in touch with us by emailing instructor@edinburghrefs.com.

Importance of handling team lines

Please see message from Association Manager Martin Clark

An important reminder to all referees, albeit particularly those involved in youth football. It is of utmost importance that once team sheets are in the possession of the referee, they SHOULD NOT be made available to anyone. The important factors associated with this reminder relate primarily to child and data protection.

 

No other person should be allowed to view the team-lines or suggest they photograph them. It is accepted that football scouts in particular may occasionally approach a referee to check details of a player or players, however any such request must be respectfully declined, suggesting that such information should be sought from the club secretary.

In this respect, I would suggest that the clubs have been well informed regarding the protocol as directed by the SFA and therefore an easy option for a third party is to approach the referee.

I trust this reminder will serve to do just that: KEEP THE TEAM LINES IN YOUR POSSESSION AND ALLOW NO OTHER PERSON TO HAVE ACCESS TO THEM.


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