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QMSU National Football Referee Hub

The QMSU Referee Hub introduces students to football refereeing and supports those already qualified to develop their skills. Participation in the programme allows students to improve their life and employment skills, confidence and develop their experience so that they can continue refereeing within Queen Mary and externally after completion of the programme.

The project has trained 10 student football referees on the Football Association’s Basic Referee Training Programme and has also recruited one previously qualified referee and supported them with additional refereeing opportunities.

Through participation in the QMSU Referee Hub students will develop:

  • Leadership
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Mentoring skills
  • Employability skills
  • Access to paid employment opportunities
  • The ability to manage difficult situations and think on the spot
  • Excellent communication skills

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