Blackburn referees work hard to help referees improve and progress. John Lilley organises our team of mentors so that all referees have a chance to have a mentor at a few games of their season. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org we mentored 79 Referees this season. This number would be a lot higher if the weather had been kinder. It has been difficult finding Members to mentor with the games we hoped to cover being called off.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR WHEN MENTORING.
Positioning, communication, decision making, fitness, whistle use and signals but we also expect you to look smart, wear the right kit and boots and try your best. If you give your best mentors will be happy with your performance, listen to what they have to say, ask questions and work on the areas that your mentor has pointed out has room for improvement.