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HDFL

 

  

 

Cup Final Dates:

 

  

 

TBA - Season 2014- 2015 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 ProKit UK

 

Olympian League

 

  

 

Cup Final Dates

 

  

 

 

 


 

 

   HDFL Div 5 Final  

 

 

 

 

 

HDFL Div 3 Final

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Cup Final Protocol

 

  

 

Match Confirmations;

 

  

 

A letter will be sent out by the HDFL to all those

 

officiating in the cup finals. On receipt, it is imperative

 

and professional to reply. Officials WILL,

 

acknowledge their appointments to the league secretary

 

Kim Browning at the Harlow District Football League.

 

Programmes and other documentation has to been printed

 

with YOUR details on it, If you do not acknowledge your

 

appointment, it may be assumed you are not available

 

 and may be given to another.

 

 

 

Dress Code:

 

  

 

Collars, ties and jackets please, its looks nice,

 

you are a team, and its what is expected.

 

 

 

Time to be at venue:

 

  

 

Please be at Bishops Stortford F.C AT LEAST one hour

 

 before kick off. Protocol also dictates that the referee on the

 

day ring his / her officials during the week prior to the game

 

to check on last minute availability, is all ok etc

 

and what time to meet at ground.

 

Please see further instructions below under heading

 

of Meet / Greet Fellow Officials in HDFL below.

 

 

 

Match Instructions:

 

  

 

Again, imperative that Referees discuss with his

 

/ her team. Most of you have given or received match instructions,

 

 so should know what is expected. Discuss your tolerances,

 

 position, when to flag for offside,throw -ins, mass confrontation, penalties. If you need guidance please ask.

 

 

 

4th Official:

 

  

 

Please be aware of your duties as a 4th official, Take spare Asst Ref flags

 

and balls with you. 2 standing in the dugouts and general control of the same.

 

Take warm clothing, subject to weather. You may / may not be called to take

 

over in the event the referee cannot continue.

 

 

 

         Harlow and District Football League - Protocol.

 

  

 

Meet, Greet Fellow Officials.

 

  

 

As touched on above, agree a time to meet at Bishops Stortford F.C.

 

Drop your kit in the Match Officials room. Have a walk around the field of play

 

and discuss your match instructions. Do your pitch inspection and discuss.

 

A HDFL committee member will meet you.

 

Most probably Referees Secretary who will guide you on the day.

 

 

 

Team Sheets:

 

  

 

Like I discussed, your day will be to enjoy yourself and officiate your game.

 

HDFL will take care of the team sheets. The teams are checked on

 

database to ensure that there are no irregularities, and all players are legal.

 

A copy or restricted team sheet will be given to the 4th Official to

 

ensure he has details of substitutes.

 

 

 

Jewellery, Boot, Under Garment Check.

 

  

 

About 10 mins before the K.O. the referee will press the bell and

 

all teams will merge into the tunnel. Asst Refs will already be there and

 

will then perform the Jewellery, boot check etc. The Referee will be

 

waiting at the head of the tunnel to lead the teams on, after

 

being joined by his AR`s and 4th.

 

 

 

Lead Out.

 

  

 

Referee will lead out, will enter the F.O.P - take about 5 steps

 

and turn to face the stadium. The teams will have been given instructions

 

by the HDFL where to stand etc. They will be alongside you as in the

 

`Respect Handshake` formation.

 

The Referee will stand just off the half way line with his 2 AR`s

 

and 4th to his left. This is so he can introduce them to the dignitaries.

 

 

 

Respect - Handshakes.

 

  

 

Albeit that `Respect` has not been rolled out at our level,

 

this WILL be done please.

 

 

 

Photographs:

 

  

 

After the above, all will breakaway and have photographs.

 

That includes your good selves, so don't run away.

 

 

 

MISC:

 

  

 

After the photographs, breakaway, check your nets, come back

 

witness the toss and then enjoy yourselves for the next 90 or so minutes.

 

Refreshments will be supplied to match officials at half time.

 

Usually, tea or a cold drink.

 

Remember, extra time and penalties will be played in the event of a 90 min draw.

 

If in the event of the score remaining the same after

 

the 5 penalties each – then it will become sudden death.

 

 

 

Presentation:

 

  

 

At the end and conclusion of the match. The order of medals will be Ball Boys,

 

Match Officials, Runners Up and then the Winners. Protocol and

 

courtesy states that all will wait until winners have received the

 

trophy and medals, and show your congratulations before you go

 

back to changing rooms.

 

 

 

DVD`s

 

  

 

There will be a DVD of your game. The quality is not of digital

 

standard but is good. Wade and Dave both made a comment that

 

whether you think you have had a good or a bad game, be surprised

 

what you can learn about looking at your own performance.

 

The DVD`s have to be ordered there and then. They are £10 and have to

 

be ordered and paid for then. Speak to me, Lee or Paul Groves

 

with your £10 if you wish to order.

 

 

 

Invited Guest:

 

  

 

Please be informed that all match officials are entitled to one invited guest.

 

This allows your guest to be there with you on your day.

 

Free entry to the game and then is invited to the boardroom for post match refreshments.

 

All other guests will have to pay an entry fee at the gate and regretfully

 

will not be allowed the boardroom afterwards.

 

Under 16`s have free entry anyway, but will not be allowed in the boardroom due to licensing laws. Please check with a HDFL committee on the day

 

 

 

Post Match Refreshments:

 

  

 

All match officials and their guest are invited to the post match gathering after the game.

 

The refreshments consist of finger buffets. Tea and coffee.

 

 

 

Free Passes:

 

  

 

HDFL reward referees with a free pass to all the HDFL cup finals.

 

These are offered to those that have offered their services and officiated

 

on a Sunday morning. It is a way of saying `Thank you`.

 

I explained that not every referee would get a pass; please accept

 

that those referees that have done little or no games cannot really qualify.

 

But they are more then welcome to come along and support colleagues

 

but will have to pay at the gate.

 

Two exceptions are Wade Norcott and Dave Margetts.

 

If you need any further pointers or advice on any of the above,

 

please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Have a great day, and enjoy yourselves.