NEW Grab Your Whistle Referee Academy

The NEW LGFA Grab Your Whistle Referee Academy has been devised to develop aspiring referees aged 18 – 35 years within Ladies Gaelic Football and this will be delivered over 18 months by experts in the field. We are delighted to launch this new exciting programme through our Women in Sport Funding from Sport Ireland.

This is a new initiative welcoming referees from all counties to take part with each county allocated positions for two referees, at least one of which should be a female.

The course consists of 6 contact days, first day and final day in Croke Park, with remaining dates taking place in each province from 2019 to 2020 which will focus on Technical, Physical, Mental and Tactical development whilst also providing practical referee experience on top of ongoing support and advice. Participants will also have to attend assigned games and events as part of compulsory practical experience.


Who Can Apply?

Participants cannot be on a Provincial or National Referee Panel but must be currently refereeing in their county. Candidates apply directly by clicking this link and we will then get sign off on your application from your county board. All candidates must be committed to attend all workshops as attendance is compulsory throughout.


What does the Academy Entail?

A full brochure is available to download by clicking on cover below:



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Please contact Clare Dowdall, National Development Officer, for further information

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