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 Laws of the Games


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Match Advice




1. Corner Kick Flag Signal:


The Assistant Referee should run to the corner flag, then turn to face towards the centre Referee, whilst pointing the Flag downwards towards the base of the corner flag post, using the hand that is nearest to the goal line.


2. Goal Kick flag signal:


Face towards the halfway line at right angles to the field of play whilst pointing the flag into the field of play at 90 degrees away from the body. Stand (or move) adjacent to the goal area line approx 5.5m (6 yds) up the touch line, away from the corner flag.

3. Throw-In to the right:

Facing the field of play - put the flag out at a 45 degree angle from the body indicating the direction of the throw-in. Use the right arm to indicate right.


4. Throw-in to the left:


Facing the field of play - put the flag out at a 45 degree angle from the body indicating the direction of the throw-in. Use the left arm to indicate left.


5. Crabbing:


This is a method whereby the Assistant Referee faces the field of play and moves his body to the left or to the right by using crab-like leg movements to shift sideways, for the purpose of keeping in line with the second last slow moving defender. The flag must remain unfurled and visible to the centre Referee at all times.


6. Offside Signal:


Put the flag straight up (no waving) to indicate to the centre Referee, that an offside offence has occurred - then as soon as the centre Referee has seen the flag signal, put the flag down to one of the following varied 3 positions (far, centre or near.).


7. Substitution Required:


To inform the centre Referee that a substitution is requested, raise the flag and hold it horizontal above the face. Do not place the flag in front of the face. It should be held slightly to one side to allow for unimpaired vision.






 General Advice for all Referees


As well as training regularly your everyday choice of food is going to be a key factor in maintaining your target weight, and/or reducing the percentage of body fat.




• You need nutrients, which are the basic raw materials required to build and repair the body.

• These include proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and water.

• You need energy to fuel the body.

• You need fibre, found in natural plant substances, to aid the passage of the food through your body.




• Unless there is a particular medical reason for you to do so, your body does not need vitamin and mineral supplements as an extra.

• Where you know you eat plenty of refined foods, you should consider doubling the amount of fibre in your diet.




• Try fish or vegetable dishes instead of meat

• When you do have meat try and choose the leaner cut or cut off the fatty bits

• Eat chicken, which has less fat than other meats

• Have fewer fry-ups, consider grilling food instead Cut down on chocolate

• Cut down on fatty cheeses

• Use low-fat spreads and dairy products and spread butter or margarine more thinly

• Try semi-skimmed or skimmed milk