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Please find all the latest refereeing news from across Surrey below. Remember to follow us on Twitter (@surreyfa) and on Facebook (/surreyfa) for all the latest refereeing information from across the County.

LOOKING FOR REFERREING MOTIVATION?

Are you looking for inspiration and a reason why you should continue to progress with your refereeing journey with the Surrey FA? Why not read the news report involving 5 Surrey FA referees that took part in the Dana Cup, the worlds 3rd largest football competition involving over 1,000 teams and 250 referees - click here for the full article and to read what the referees thought of the experience and how it will develop their skillset in the 2015/16 season.

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SURREY FA COUNTY CUP FINAL APPOINTMENTS

The Match Officials for the Surrey FA County Cup Finals will be announced by the Surrey FA in the weeks leading up to the final dates (TBC) and referees will be informed accordingly.

LAWS OF THE GAME AMENDMENTS

• For 2015-16 Laws of the Game Amendments, please download the PDF document at the bottom of this page.

• Please see the document below entitled Guidance Regarding repeat Subs for the latest news on roll on-roll off substitutions.

• Some assistant referees use a flag across the chest to signal a penalty kick. The FA Referees’ Committee (in consultation with PGMOL) has thus decided that this signal should no longer be used and the following procedure should be adopted. Please click the document below for more information.

 

CLASH OF COLOURS & AMENDMENT REMINDERS

1. Please be aware that under FA Regulations teams are not allowed to play in either BLACK or VERY DARK colours that may clash with the Referee.

2. PLAYERS are reminded again that they should ensure that they do not wear anything that is dangerous to themselves or other players (including any kind of jewellery). Taping up of rings is only permitted if this renders them entirely safe. There is growing evidence of players being injured by opponents' studs and blades on footwear. Referees have been instructed to carry out inspections prior to every match in order to reduce this danger.

3. PLAYERS and REFEREES are reminded that racist remarks constitute a dismissal offence in accord with Law 12 (the use of offensive, insulting or abusive language) and must be punished accordingly.

4. If undergarments are worn, the colour of the sleeve should be the same main colour as the sleeve of the jersey or shirt. If Undershorts are worn, they are of the same main colour as the shorts.

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