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What's Going On: Erewash Valley Referees Society
The return of our centrally-run 'Zoom Meeting Night' specials is being held on Monday 22nd November 2021.

We have lined up a whole range of speakers from the Refereeing World, plus guests from other sports, all of whom will be sharing with you their insight and experience.

The aim is to educate, offer development opportunities, share experiences and (above all else) have some fun!

Please come and join us on Monday 22nd November, when we are delighted to welcome Former FIFA and Premier League Assistant Referee, Jake Collin

When: Monday 22nd November 2021
Time: 7:00pm (UK)

A bit about Jake:

Jake Collin is 48 years old and from Liverpool. After a spell playing youth football at both Everton and Liverpool, he took up the whistle.

Progressing through Liverpool leagues and into the North West Counties League, Jake was promoted to the Football Conference, and was interviewed on 2 occasions for a place as a National League referee.

At the age of 34 and as a FIFA assistant, Jake took the decision to follow a specialist assistant referee role, and ended the referee path - a decision that he didn’t regret, achieving a host of finals and key appointments.

2009: FA Youth Cup Final

2010: FA Community Shield Final

2011: FA Trophy Final

2014: FA Cup Final

2015: UEFA Europa League Final

2016: UEFA Champions League Final

2016: UEFA European Championship Final

2017: EFL Championship Play Off Final

2018: Saudi Arabian Kings Cup Final.

In 2017 and at the age of 44, Jake took a role with the Saudi Arabian Football Federation as an active assistant, with a dual role to support the training of other assistants. He also oversaw the introduction of the VAR system.

After three years in the Middle East, Jake is now Vice-Chairman of the Greek Federation’s Referees Department, where he is responsible for all areas of referee development.

Football and refereeing have given Jake Collin many opportunities and some life-changing experiences.

This is your chance to hear some of his personal stories and to understand the work and support that is needed to reach the top.

To book onto the event, keep an eye on your emails for communication from The RA or sign up via the 'events' section of The RA members area by logging in here.

Not a member? You can join using the 'Join the RA' button at the top of this page.

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