These provide a fantastic insight into the opportunities that becoming a YMO offer, not just in terms of learning how to referee a 15-a-side game but the development of skills that are good for the CV and future development.

If we are to grow the game we need more YMOs land the sooner we get them trained the better!

We teamed up with University of Lincoln journalism / media students James Williams and Elliot Hawkins to make the videos. Like the YMOs this was a great learning experience for them as well as the chance to produce some work to help them in a career in journalism.

What an excellent job they did! How rewarding to see young people develop on both side of the cameras.

If you’d like to become a YMO, or know someone who might, then watch the three videos in the YouTube playlist: The Journey to Become a Match Official

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You can also learn all about the YMO programme here: