This is an overview of how institutions will work to have futsal referee appointments for the 2019-20 season.

Fixtures taking place in England

Match officials should be appointed by the first named (home) institution/Playing Entity. This is outlined in Appendix 5 (BUCS Match Officials Requirements).

For fixtures that are taking place in England, there is support available from FA Futsal Referee Appointments Officer, Ian Vaines. Ian does this role on a voluntary basis to support Futsal and the BUCS programme.

Men’s and Women’s Premier Tier and Championship

Referees will be appointed by the FA Futsal Referee Appointments Officer, except for fixtures hosted by those institutions/Playing Entities who advise that they will source their own referees.

To ensure that appointments can be made, the following process shall take place for each fixture:

  • 14 days prior to each fixture, institutions/Playing entities need to have updated the start times and venues for all fixtures on BUCS Play.
  • These fixture details will be forwarded to Ian by BUCS so that he can begin to appoint referees.
  • Ian will aim to have referees appointed by four days prior to the fixture (Tuesday of that week), with these appointments being e-mailed to Institution Administrators by BUCS on the Wednesday morning. Any institutions/Playing Entities who have not been appointed the minimum of one referee by this stage should liaise with Ian directly.
  • Institutions/Playing Entities must then contact the referee(s) direct to confirm final details for the fixture.

 

Men’s and Women’s Tier 1 and below leagues and Trophy/Conference Cup knockout competitions

Institutions/Playing Entities can request for referees to be appointed by the FA Futsal Referee Appointments Officer, but appointment requests are not guaranteed to be fulfilled and responsibility sits with the first named (home) institution/Playing Entity to secure all officials.

To request appointments, institutions/Playing Entities should use the following process:

  • Complete this Google Form a minimum of 10 working days before the fixture.
  • Once completed, Ian will be in touch as soon as possible to highlight potential availability.
  • Please liaise with Ian directly to confirm appointment(s).

By submitting a request, this does not mean you will automatically be appointed an official. If you do not hear from Ian, please assume he has been unsuccessful in trying to appoint. We also recommend you still try to seek your own appointment and inform Ian if you manage to appoint. Please note that Ian does this to his best endeavours and cannot always accommodate every request.

Payment of referees

The following guidelines should be followed on payment for referees. If you have any issues with referees demanding more money, then please email, appointments@fafutsalreferees.com.

  • Per Game: £25 per game (plus mileage – 30p per mile).
  • Three games or more/Round Robin – £75 flat fee.

 

Fixtures taking place in Wales

Match officials should be appointed by the first named (home) institution/Playing Entity. This is outlined in Appendix 5 (BUCS Match Officials Requirements).

However, for fixtures taking place in Wales there is support available from the FAW Futsal Referees Officer, Ryan Thomas. Ryan does this role on a voluntary basis to support Futsal and the BUCS programme. Institutions should contact Ryan directly with any requests, which should be made as far in advance of the fixture as possible.

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