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Officials perform a vital role in the sport, enabling participants to compete within the spirit of the sport through the effective application of its rules and laws. With the continued increase in the popularity of American football across the world the demand for officials is growing.

IFAF requires all members to demonstrate a commitment to providing a refereeing pathway and support system which aids the recruitment, retention and development of referees across both contact and non-contact football.

There are a whole host of reasons why you might wish to don the hat and take up the whistle: to remain active in the sport following injury or retirement, to make new and lasting friends within the game, or to gain a sense of achievement by providing an invaluable service to players, coaches and spectators alike.

Whatever the reason, refereeing is challenging, rewarding and above all, can be great fun.

Contact your federation for more information.


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