Centre of Excellence
FA Centre of Refereeing Excellence
FA CORE will be delivered primarily through eight regions. Overseeing each regional centre and their associated 'Referees and Coaching Workforce' will be an FA CORE centre leader. This person will be the link person to The FA's Head of Refereeing, Neale Barry, and National Referee Development Manager, Daniel Meeson.
While The FA will have overall responsibility for the performance coaches and referees within each of the regions, much of the work carried out should be supported, overseen and ‘quality’ checked by the centre leader on a regular basis.
When it comes to matchday, the referee has a number of duties and factors to consider other than the 90 minutes from kick-off to full time. Here are some guidelines for areas of matchday which the referee has control over.