This video is a little longer than usual (3 mins) but it features on of the most influential of referees, Chris White. So, it’s well worth your special attention.

A former international referee and mentor to numerous up and coming referees, Chris is a member of the Gloucester and District Referees Society.

Listen to Chris explain why being a referee is like being a part of one big family. Hear him talk about his most memorable game and why it is so memorable. And take him up on his advice on how to get started.

When you’ve done that you just need to sign-up for Michael Patz’s email tips ( and you’ll be on your way!

“Stare at who you want to become” is a great tip for any aspiring referee.