The Quidditch Premier League is excited to announce a partnership with QuidditchUK to implement a mentoring scheme for Head Referees.
The initiative will see experienced Head Referees appointed as coaches, with mentees signing up for shadowing and mentoring sessions at Quidditch Premier League fixtures this summer. The sessions include shadowing experienced, world-class head referees during games, one-on-one feedback with the mentors, and the opportunity to head referee their own games with intensive feedback and advice. Once they have completed a session, the mentees will be better equipped to pass rigorous field tests, have more confidence in taking on greater responsibilities when officiating, and will receive a certificate to demonstrate their achievement.
Sessions will cost £15 per person, and you can sign up for them here. The only stipulation is that attendees are not playing during that day in the Quidditch Premier League. Coaches will receive a payment of £150 per day to reimburse them for expenses and for their time.
‘This is a fantastic partnership with QuidditchUK,’ said Jack Lennard, Director of the Quidditch Premier League. ‘Shortages of referees, and a lack of confidence among our leading officials, have been a problem for the sport around the world as it expands. This scheme will boost the refereeing landscape across the UK, and addresses these issues in a proactive and decisive way. I’d like to thank QuidditchUK for working with us on this, and I know that it’ll be of huge benefit to the community and the sport in seasons to come.’