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Wowbagger

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Female football referees
« on: March 08, 2015, 04:52:05 pm »
Whilst taking the dog to the park this morning, a game of football was under way. Nothing unusual about that: on a Sunday morning we often spend a few minutes watching the football.

However, this was different: after one blast on the whistle, I heard a distinctly female voice giving instructions and, indeed, this seemed to be an adult men's game being refereed by a woman who I would say was probably in her mid-20s.

I thought this was a really refreshing change. Many hundreds of times have I watched, albeit briefly, a bit of park football, and this was the first occasion that a woman has been in charge of the game.

Has anyone else seen this? What percentage of qualified referees are female?
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Re: Female football referees
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2015, 05:51:01 pm »
There's at least one assistant in the Premiership. Presumably she'll graduate to taking charge in due course?

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Re: Female football referees
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2015, 06:20:43 pm »
I've been to at least one Conference match refereed by Amy Frean.

It's topical news at the moment, with all the sexist chanting at big clubs.
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Re: Female football referees
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2015, 06:28:07 pm »
And, allegedly, with British squaddies shouting sexist abuse at the Australian women's team during an international in Cyprus.
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Re: Female football referees
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2015, 07:13:31 pm »
Looking at this site, I would guess it was Claire Stott.
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