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On Monday, members of the National Young Referee Development Team presented at two online Local Referee Association Meetings.

Members Karl Barron and Jordan Crossley presented to Bury St Edmunds RA whilst Chloe Matthews, and Dan Ellis were delivering to Brighton RA. The presentations consisted of an overview of the NYRDT and the work that the team have undertaken previously and what the team are working towards this season. The second part of the presentation was a referee development session, for the participants to engage with, which was related to grassroots refereeing by looking at match incidents and discussing the decision, the positives and what could have been done differently by the referee or the refereeing team.

Last month members of the team presented at the following RAs: Wolverhampton, Bishop Auckland, Sedgefield, Huddersfield, Reading, Shrewsbury, Shropshire and Telford.

This Thursday members of the NYRDT will be presenting to Milton Keynes RA and Stockport Referees' Society.

The NYRDT comprises 12 volunteers, aged 16-25, working with The FA & The RA to develop refereeing for match officials across the country. If any RA would like the support of the NYRDT or would like some of our members to present at one of your meetings, then please contact

You can also follow them on Twitter and Instagram: @TheNYRDT

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