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September 2016 Meeting


The meeting will take the form of a training event with Training Officer Philip Clough outlining the changes to the Laws of the Game,
which came into effect on 1 June 2016.

The laws have under gone a major revision in a generation with some 95 changes aimed at making the laws 'fit for purpose' and about 'fair play' with five main changes that looked at:


Frequent incidents
Occasional incidents
Rare but potentially significant incidents
Other changes
Clarification mainly for technical reasons

The new laws are now called The IFAB, (International Football Association Board), Laws of the Game. Note FIFA has been replaced!

This is a very important training event and not one to be missed.

There will be the usually questions that you will have no doubt, and this would be the ideal time to ask them and get the right answers to assist you in your match control this season.

If you still haven't got your copy of the IFAB Laws of the Game, then you can download a copy onto your smartphone by clicking this link: Download

A full presentation on the changes to the Laws given by Neale Barry, former Select Group Referee, now the FA's Head of Refereeing and a member of the IFAB Technical Advisory Panel, at the RA Conference in July is available in the Members Area of the National RA Website ( The presentation lasts over an hour. If you do not already have access to the Members Area, you will need your membership number obtainable from Treasurer Mick Bell to enable you to log in. The Members Area a wealth of refereeing information and training/ development material.

Next Meeting Will Be On Thursday 1st September 2016
Fitzwilliam Arms, Taylors Lane, Parkgate, Rotherham, 7.30pm Start
For Directions To The Venue Click Here

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