Refs Need Love Too

Through humor, analysis and education, we are slowly changing how people view referees and officials in all sports. We care and have a love for the game as much as any player or coach. Sometimes even more.

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  • Inspect my Instagram @refsneedlovetoo

    Images, stories and videos of the life and experiences of a Grassroots referee

  • Tune into my TikTok @refsneedlovetoo

    Fun short form content of anything and everything related to the laws of the game

  • Follow me on Facebook @refsneedlovetoo

    Articles, news and dicussions of referee related content and information

We need a voice

Professional match officials are prevented from speaking out. This lack dialogue is contributing to heightened misundertsandings and frustrations on all sides of the pitch.

I love what I do!

When I finally stop refereeing some decades from now, I hope we have helped create a more inclusive and supportive environment than the one I started my career in.

  • Proper Kit for Refs

    We have created designs that celebrate those with the courage to pick up a whistle and those who appreciate them for it.

  • 10% of all profits will be donated to causes that support the training or mentoring of referees or officials of other sports

  • Insights from 7 years on the pitch

    I am certainly not an expert, but I am more closely related to the 99% of grassroots refs than the professionals we see on the TV. I hope my perspectives can help you on your referee journey.

I love being a referree

Proud to be an official

We should take pride in being an official. We provide a service to our community. It is often a thankless job, but it makes a tremendous difference in the enjoyment of the games we love to play.