We are delighted to announce details of our LGFA Grab Your Whistle Referee Academy which has been devised to develop aspiring referees aged 18 – 35 years within Ladies Gaelic Football and this will be delivered over 12 months by experts in the field.

This initiative welcomes referees from all counties to take part, male and female, but we would encourage all counties to aim to have at least one female referee taking part. We would really encourage you to take this opportunity to identify referees in your county for what is going to be another inspiring and innovative programme. The feedback from the previous academy programme was exceptional with all referees now very active at club and in some cases provincial level.

The Programme consists of 6 Modules, 4 online webinars and 2 national session in a central location taking place from November 2021 to November 2022 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 will apply directly through the link on the LGFA website below and we will then get sign off on the application from the relevant county board. All candidates must be committed to attend all workshops as attendance is compulsory throughout.

To access the application form Click Here