Our Welsh office has developed a workshop to train referees on dealing with racist incidents in football
This month will see the first ever pilot training sessions being delivered to football referees in Wales; we have developed a workshop that will educate referees on racism and how to deal with issues in football.
The interactive workshop is based on real life examples in football, providing opportunities to discuss methods of how the referee can deal with the situation - from prevention techniques to the procedure of reporting incidents, along with the importance of this.
After the delivery of the first pilot sessions in South Wales, the program will be rolled out across Wales.
Campaign Worker Jason Webber said: “This is something that we feel is needed in football and we are proud to lead the way in Wales. After seeing the benefit of holding workshops with players and coaches, we are looking to expand this further to deliver workshops to referees and clubs. This is to ensure we educate everyone who is part of the football family in an attempt to stop incidents from occurring and also to ensure that if an incident happens it is reported and dealt with through the proper procedures.”
The program is supported by the Football Association of Wales along with the regional referee societies.
For more information regarding our Dealing with Racism in Football Workshops, please contact Jason Webber:
02920 351 616