Our team at You are the Ref was delighted to receive the letter that I have copied in below outlining the real benefits of becoming a Referee Academy member.

We have a terrific team of referee experts who are on hand to offer personal advice.

Over the coming weeks I hope that many referees, assistant referees, mentors, coaches and observers will sign up to receive the benefits that we are able to offer.

Mark Clattenburg, Mark Halsey, Sonia Denoncourt,Roger Dilkes, Glenn Turner, Guy Beale, Dean Mohareb, Rob Harris, Andy Hogg, Stuart Martin and our Managing Director Jock Waugh are all available to offer support and advice.

Dear Keith, 

Many thanks for your email and also for taking the time to email me. 

I am delighted to be part of the You Are The Ref Academy because everything I have achieved in my career to date, 2 promotions getting involved with Tournaments Abroad and now refereeing abroad and being in FA and my County CORE, has been something that I have worked on completely on my own. Throughout my career I didn’t have a mentor or a coach so when I heard about the YATR Academy I jumped at the opportunity because I am aware that I need support networks in place so that I am not dealing with things on my own like I have been doing which is why I really like the Coach call feature knowing I can request a coach call if I really need to talk through a scenario. Last season I was in my County CORE recently been accepted into the FA CORE programme and I have finally got a coach but I feel the more places where I can learn and develop the better I will become and the more I will develop. 

I also like the scenarios and practical advice as it has helped me to think about how I would deal with difficult scenarios in the best way. 

I look forward to using the You Are The Ref Academy along with FA and County CORE so I have 3 sources of information and Support and I look forward to taking any opportunities available through the Academy.