BAME Referee Day

Birmingham County FA will create a BAME Referee Academy engaging 24 candidates and support them through a mentoring and development process.

We are very pleased to announce that we have created a BAME Referee Academy which will engage with 24 young referees. Birmingham FA will directly support those candidates through the mentoring and development process of the journey.

BAME = British. Black, Asian, and minority ethnic

Who is it for: The BAME Referee Academy is for young people aged 14+ who want to get involved in refereeing and start their referee journey. 

The project will take place across 3 days and will be structure in the following format: 

The Project will work with the local community and in particular local football clubs to identify candidates for the BAME referee Academy. The Project will also utilise the purpose built facilities at Holford Drive to stage the course and any mentoring/ development workshops.

The event will take place on 22nd June 2016:  


Holford Drive Community Sports Hub
101 Holford Drive
Perry Barr Birmingham,

The project will also utilise the knowledge, skills and expertise of the Referee Diversity Activators who will form part of the project steering group reporting directly to the Birmingham FA Inclusion Advisory Group.

Richard Watson, Referee Development Officer commented: "This is an excellent opportunity for Referee’s from all backgrounds and ethnic groups to get involved and participate in refereeing and gain support, advice and mentoring from experienced professionals. It will also enable participants the opportunity to engage and communicate with each other".  

If you would like to book onto the course please get in contact with us via email.

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