Despite our Referees Secretary’s tireless efforts over the past few seasons, the SCWGL Member Clubs’ reluctance to share referee information means that it is HIGHLY UNLIKELY that the League will be in a position to appoint Referees to the SCWGL from the SYL (boys) pool of Referees in the 2018/2019 season. The onus, therefore, is on SCWGL Clubs & Teams to appoint their own Referees (following the Guidance below). However, if there is a particular match which warrants a League appointed Referee, Alan Wiggins, will use his best endeavours to assist. Please bear in mind there is more likelihood of a Referee being available for an afternoon kick-off.

Clubs should submit a request by email to the Referees Secretary no later than Monday preceding the Sunday match, giving the following details:

  • Club
  • Age Group
  • Match
  • Venue
  • Kick-Off Time

Once the Referee requests have been collated, they are matched against the list of available SYL Referees and, often, the same Referee will be used for multiple matches where the location(s) and/or kick-off times permit. Many Clubs have a number of teams playing on the same ground with staggered kick-off times. It would be prudent to liaise with staff at your Club with a view to appointing a Pitch/Referee Officer to approach the Referees Secretary with all requests for one Club.

Upon allocation, the Club & Referee will be e-mailed confirmation and the Club must telephone the Referee within 48 hours to confirm the appointment. Failure to do so may result in the Referee being appointed to an alternative match and the Club being fined for failing to confirm with the official.