started this petition to
The Football Association
I want the FA to invest money into Non League referees. The standard of referees at non league level isn't up to standard and i don't think the FA are helping referees out. I want them to create Referee Academies so young referee's are given a two year full time paid training scheme. This should be rolled out to every County FA so that over 200 referees are given this opportunity every two years. I want every county to have 21 referees that are split into 7 teams of 3. Each team would have matches that they have refereed filmed and they would come back each week and go through the good points and mistakes and then go onto the pitch with the other 18 referees and re enact the incidents practically. Also i want them to set up paid weekly training for established referees at non league level. so they can go to there county and have practical training. I want non league Managers, Players, Clubs, Supporters, Referees and Non League Leagues themselves to support this to make a change. Only we can make the difference to make the FA give Non League Football the respect it deserves.