Category: Guest speakers

Let’s get down to business – risk stagnation or create greater customer satisfaction?

The guest speaker for our October monthly meeting was our own President Brian Wratten, who addressed a topic that he could never remember any of our speakers tackling before – Self Evaluation. Brain started by considering that the benefits of self evaluation can stimulate

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Graham Scott gets the season off to a great start

Our season of monthly meetings got off to an excellent start with Football League referee Graham Scott. Graham, who took as his subject ‘Foul Recognition’ bravely, showed video clips of seven of his matches in the Football League, including one

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Guest speaker March 2013: Roger Vaughan – Recognising Fouls

March – Roger Vaughan – Recognising Fouls Roger has worked for the Football Association for over twelve years, firstly seven years as Regional Referees Manager for the South West and is now the National Referees Manager for Referee Development. He

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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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Guest speaker Aug 2013: Will Finnie – Communicating with Players

For our first meeting of the current season, we were pleased to welcome Will Finnie from Luton. Although he is only 18 Will is already a level 4 referee and an FA referee tutor having qualified in February 2009. He

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Guest speaker Apr 2013: Alf Field – “Crossing the Line”

One of Corin Readett’s ideas when he was the RDO for Berks & Bucks FA, was the introduction of a County Roadshow. Something similar happened a few years ago, when a team of referee instructors in the Allied Counties visited

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Guest speaker Mar 2013: Mark Ives – “Discipline and the Way Forward”

Mark Ives is the Discipline Manager of the FA but his involvement in football is just about as wide as you can get. He has been with the FA for 12 years and Head of Department for the last 7

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Guest speaker Feb 2013: Jeff Pettitt – “Achieving greatness with simple steps”

We were pleased to welcome back Jeff Pettitt who has always provided us with and entertaining but fruitful evening on our quest to be better referees. Jeff was a Premier League assistant referee for many years before quitting to concentrate

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Guest speaker Jan 2013: Ray Olivier – “Deal or no deal”

We were pleased to welcome to our January meeting, Ray Olivier who is Training and Development Manager for the PMGOL, which of course is responsible for the Select list of referees on the Premier League. It was pity that the

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