Month: November 2013

Buy your supplies through the Reading RA web site

You can now purchase your refereeing kit and equipment via the “Supplies” link in the main menu of the Reading RA web site.  This link will take you to a customised version of the A&H web site where you can

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Technology is already helping with decisions

For many years now there have been calls to use technology in football in order to get better decisions. When most people talk about technology they automatically think of goal line technology, which has finally arrived in the Premier League

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Players don’t always have to leave the pitch after injury treatment

A very unusual incident happened at the Reading v Queens Park Rangers match at the Madejski Stadium last Saturday and was one which I know bemused many spectators. There was a free kick awarded to Reading outside their opponent’s penalty

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Guest speaker Oct 2013: Stephen Green – Good Cop –Bad Cop

Stephen who is of course our own Senior Training Officer, is an experienced Level 4 referee Tutor who works on the National referee tutors course and has been Chairman and leading light in our Society for many years. The session

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Guest speaker Sep 2013: George McCaffery – Communicating through body language

In September we were fortunate to have as our guest speaker, George McCaffery. George is a highly experienced FA Tutor (and it showed) and a Level 4 referee coach as well as a Contributory League assessor. He has been heavily

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The Reading Referee Magazine for Oct/Nov 2013

The latest edition of the RRA magazine, “The Reading Referee”, is now available on the web site: http://www.readingrefs.org.uk/?page_id=679    (229 views)

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First Aid For Referees

How what goes around comes around by Dick Sawdon Smith In the days when I refereed regularly in local Reading League football, I always had a concern that when it came to accidents and injuries at games, most clubs were

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Was Norwich’s “unsporting” goal wrongly disallowed?

The one footballing incident that people wanted to talk to me about last week was the disallowed ‘goal’ in the Norwich v Cardiff Premier League game. I’m sure everyone has seen it either on television or in the papers when

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Videos & Articles — Fri 8th Nov 2013

VIDEOS & ARTICLES — Friday 08.11.2013 There will be no V&A for the next three to four weeks I will be on holiday, cruising, etc Next one will therefore be in DECEMBER Apologies Mal Davies : malref@yahoo.co.uk ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Premier League

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