Physical Training

Monthly Training Nights

You may have heard the sad news that the Audley School outdoor pitch where we have our weekly physical training sessions is closing down and will not reopen. We will be starting our physical training down Pleasington after spring bank if there is enough interest, but where we will train through the winter we will have to see.

Physical Training Is Run By Sam Yates, John Lilley and Farhan Kazi.

Remember turning up at training will award you points towards the incentive scheme and the first presentations took place at the Sports forum event to the two highest points scorers during November and December, they were Jensen Grant and Luke Richardson and last week we presented the winners for January and February, they were Nathan Clark and Henri Buck. Will it be you for March and April, come to the meetings and training and get the points, remember points mean prizes. The winners of the March and April prize will be presented at the first opportunity we know who they are we hope to catch up with them in the coming weeks.


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Training and Development

Basic course for referees are provided by Lancashire FA but we recognise that referees need ongoing support, training and development throughout their careers. In Blackburn we have a first class training team. David Horne and Neil Yates are both FA licensed tutors.

At each monthly training night a variety of topics are explored with the emphasis very much on an interactive approach with everyone involved positively. From time to time we will have special guest speakers, sometimes tutors from out of area and sometimes a senior referee/assistant referee from the national list.