Fair play: Pupils in Whittlesey schools learn the skills of refereeing

Whittlesey pupils enjoy referee training picture courtesy RWT Photography

Whittlesey pupils enjoy referee training picture courtesy RWT Photography - Credit: Archant

Pupils at schools in Whittlesey have learned referee skills in a series of fun sessions organised by the Peterborough Referees Association.

The sessions, supported by Whittlesey Town Council and Cambridgeshire FA, have been run by the association’s education arm - the Peterborough and Fenland Referee Development Scheme.

They focused on sportsmanship, fair play, respect and the role of the match official.

Robert Windle, FA tutor and Peterborough Referee Association, chairman led the hour long sessions with indoor learning and outdoor practical sessions where the pupils had a chance to have a go at being the referee and win some FA goodies and a certificate.

Pupils from Alderman Jacobs, Park Lane, New Road and Coates Primary Schools took part in the scheme which was launched with the help of town mayor Councillor Alex Miscandlon.

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