Cal South Grade 8, 7 and 6 Referees are reminded of Laws of the Game Law 5 – The Referee

Specifically, we would like to remind everyone of the following as noted in the Laws of the Game:

  • takes action against team officials who fail to conduct themselves in a responsible manner and may, at his discretion, expel them from the field of play and its immediate surrounds
  • acts on the advice of the assistant referees regarding incidents that he has not seen
  • ensures that no unauthorized persons enter the field of play
  • indicates the restart of the match after it has been stopped
  • provides the appropriate authorities with a match report, which includes information on any disciplinary action taken against players and/or team officials and any other incidents that occurred before, during or after the match

Decisions of the referee

The decisions of the referee regarding facts connected with play, including whether or not a goal is scored and the result of the match, are final.

The referee may only change a decision on realizing that it is incorrect or, at his discretion, on the advice of an assistant referee or the fourth official, provided that he has not restarted play or terminated the match.