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The Scottish FA’s North Region are hosting a new referee awareness course on Tuesday, 23rd July 2013 between 6pm and 9pm at Aberdeen Sports Village.

If you are involved in football, this course would be useful to:

1. Introduce you to the Laws of the Game that link to the National Player Pathway and are relevant to children’s football in Scotland.

2. To provide you with a better understanding of the role of the referee in football.

3. To equip you with the knowledge you need to be an effective referee / match supervisor in children’s football in Scotland.

4. To have more knowledgeable people supervising small sided games and educating the young players.

The course will be delivered by a tutor provided by the Referee Department and will use powerpoint, match footage and discussion to cover the following topics over the three hours.

Law 1 – The Field of Play
Law 2 – The Ball
Law 3 – The Number of Players
Law 4 – The Players’ Equipment
Law 5 – The Referee
Law 7 – Duration of the match
Law 8 – The Start and restart of play
Law 9 – Ball in and out of play
Law 10 – The method of scoring
Law 12 – Fouls and Misconduct
Law 13 – Free Kicks
Law 14 – The Penalty Kick
Law 15 – The Throw In
Law 16 – The Goal Kick
Law 17 – The Corner Kick

The course is free but places are limited. The attached application form on the RIGHT should be returned to