The Fifth Official Events Page
Learning and development is an active, continuous process. It's a journey that never ends. And one that is shaped by experiences and learning opportunities gathered anywhere, anytime.
To support your journey, Surrey FA are providing a range of learning opportunities for you to engage with. From online events or workshops to new initiatives we plan on launching across the next 12 months, we want to ensure you can access the development support that will make the biggest impact to you and your role.
The Fifth Official
Find the latest events aimed at Referees below...
Mental Health & Wellbeing for Referees
Check out our Technical Area Events- aimed at coaches but open to all...
Find our latest events available for volunteers in football...
Find recordings of our previous events below...
For this session, we were joined by Stuart Carrington, Lecturer at St Mary's University, author of the hit book 'Blowing the Whistle: the Psychology of Refereeing' and contributor to UEFA documentary series 'Man in the Middle'.
Our Club Forum was an opportunity for our clubs to chat with others from around the County and share your best practice and good news stories.
In this one hour session our Designated Safeguarding Officer, Phil Rendell will share best practice, take you through the Whole Game System and share the additional tool available for Welfare Officers this season.
Our Black History Month Celebration panel event saw a diverse panel share their professional stories, explained what the period means to them as well as discussing some of the positive changes they have seen across the month in 2020.
On Tuesday 27th October, we hosted a support session for clubs, leagues, referees, coaches and volunteers.
Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad, Head of Medical Services at QPR FC and Co-Chairman of The FA Medical Society (SE) offers his expert advice on mental health in the return to football. Dr. Ahmad also provides key ideas on managing mental health for players and club staff in football.
The online session, hosted by Sporting Connect saw us joined by former Watford FC and Brentford FC goalkeeper, Richard Lee
We are joined by Manisha Tailor MBE of QPR and Kat Browne from the Dorking Wanderers Academy. Manisha and Kat discuss their experiences coaching young male players and the challenges and opportunities for women working in a currently male-dominated environment.
The online session, hosted by Sporting Connect saw us joined by Jamie McDonough, a FA Coach Tutor and manager of Icelandic side, UMF Tindastoll.
Former Manchester United Goalkeeping Coach Eric Steele offers an insight into his storied career and provides advice to coaches at every level of the game.
Our Head of Participation and Development, Mike Gilham is joined by Scott Guyett, Head of Sports Science at Crystal Palace FC, Ben Bartlett, Head of Academy Coaching at Fulham FC and Stuart Lamb, Grassroots Coach to share their insight and best practices on how coaches can keep connected with players.
To celebrate the launch of the exciting new partnership between Surrey FA and Sporting Connect, we were pleased to host an interactive coaching Q&A webinar with former England U21 and Caretaker Manager, Peter Taylor.
Using video content at your club is a fantastic way to engage your followers and target a new audience. We teamed up with Capital Content to deliver a masterclass to help plan and create quality video content using your phone.