The Referee Crisis in Football


The Referee Crisis in Football

The abuse of match officials is a real threat to sports.

Is there a referee crisis in Football?

What can be done?

Part 1 of my new series for Club Respect examines the war on referee abuse in Football at Club, Association & State level.

As a coach in junior football I am appalled at the spate of incidents & feel for the administrators having to deal with the nonsense happening every weekend. Maybe it can be solved with an integrated approach!

Read on to find out in Part 1 of the Series ‘Sport at the Crossroads’.


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Patrick Skene

Patrick Skene is a founder and Chief Creative Officer of Cultural Pulse. Patrick works with over 100 communities and creates compelling content for clients to engage with them. He is a storyteller, marketer, writer and author of ‘The Big O, The Life & Times of Olsen Filipaina‘ which has gone into reprint. His stories on the intersection of sport, history and culture have been published by The Guardian Australia, the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and Inside Sport. He is currently the proud coach of the Rockdale Raiders Under 8B1’s football team.