Young referees to attend elite national course

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Two young football referees from South Yorkshire will get a unique insight into what it takes to get to the top when they attend a course run by the Football Association.

Josh Bramall, aged 18, from Sheffield, and Daniel Jarvis, 20, from Rotherham, will be among 100 of the country’s most hotly-tipped young officials coming together for the two-day course at Staverton Park, in Northamptonshire.

The course – called the Young Referees’ Development Programme – aims to help development of young referees up to the age of 23, with the chance to receive a qualification. Youngsters will also hear from elite referees, including Bobby Madley, who at 26 is one of the youngest referees taking charge of Football League matches.

David Elleray, chairman of the FA Referees’ Committee, said: “The young referees joining us at Staverton Park are among the most committed in the country and are showing huge potential to progress to the top.”

Sheffield and Hallamshire County FA is appealing for more people to become referees. Email craig.grundy@sheffieldfa.com or call 0114 241 4992.