Officials attend our competitions to referee matches. Officials oversee the game ensuring the rules and the spirit of the game are adhered to. A Head Referee oversees all the matches and officials within a competition. To be an Official you are required to complete our Officials' training in order to have the required knowledge to referee matches.

Level 1 Referee

This role can referee local league and club matches and may be invited to regional competitions as part of the Official's Development Programme.  

Level 2 Referee

A Level 2 referee can referee at regional level competitions and may be invited to line at high level copetitions. They will have engaged with mentoring through the Official's Development Programme.

Level 3 Referee

This role can referee matches up to and including national level and may be invited to line at high level competitions. They will have acheived the formal Level 3 Award qualification.

Level 4 Referee

A Level 4 referee is an International Referee deployed by BISFed.

Regional Head Referee 

This role oversees matches and referees up to and including regional level.  Head Referees manage the Officials and the competition, liaising with the Competition Manager.  They are also responsible for completing the Officials' schedule and carrying out briefings.  

National Head Referee

This role oversees matches and referees up to and including national level.  Head Referees manage the Officials and the competition, liaising with the Competition Manager.  They are also responsible for completing the Officials' schedule and carrying out briefings.

Official's Developer

This role acts as a mentor and assessor as part of our Official's Development Programme and provides one to one support for officials who are looking to progress and develop in order to acheive their Level 2 Award.

To become an official you are required to complete an Officiating course.  The Officials pathway can be viewed HERE. 

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