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A number of local referees across the Fylde Coast look set to be unavailable on Sunday September 12th as they undertake a day of 'inaction' in protest at the failed proposal to increase their fees to

Despite the recent article on fyldesport the abuse of referees has sadly contunued.  Unsurprisingly, this has resulted in the resignation of Barry Cropp and Brian Jones.  On Wednesday night a player from Division 3B had to be held back from attacking another referee by his team mates.  Although this may result in only a 35 day ban and a

After ever increasing incidents of abuse against our Sunday league referees here is an important message from the BFSFA committee that is fully supported by fyldesport.com.  What are you doing about it as a manager/secretary?
Here's the latest 'You Are The Ref' set of questions from ex-Ref Keith Hackett. See how well you do, the answers are out on Monday.

REFEREES REQUIRED

AS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT KNOW REFEREE NUMBERS ARE FALLING SEASON AFTER SEASON IN ALL LEAGUES FROM JUNIOR FOOTBALL TO OPEN AGE FOOTBALL..............
RESPECT
Refereeing in the BSFSA in recent weeks has become a hot issue. First of all I do not wish to inflame the situation but to try and go a little way to appeasing it. I would like to see it as being Proactive. I would like to achieve something by giving an insight into the
What respect? I am writing in because I feel I have to agree with the previous article sent in headed
Well I must be getting the wrong games this season because the ref who made the last comments must either be brilliant or the teams he has reffed must be saints. The abuse is getting worse, the attitudes are getting worse. Most teams can't even get a proper match card to you 10 minutes before kick off. Some match cards are written on a scrap of paper! Respect, my backside! Teams are supposed to pay the ref before the game, yeah right, why is it we ref's have to chase around finding the manager to recieve our fee? Zero tolerance we were told at the begining of the season.  Well look out because I'm now at sub zero tollerance. I go out there to enjoy it Mick, football is in my blood, but enough is enough!
As a relatively new referee to the 'circuit', each week I have had the unenvious task of taking all my training on the laws of the game and put these into practice. At the start of each game I ask to speak to the teams and tell them about how I like to operate.......