Referees are an extremely crucial element in the development of indoor volleyball, beach volleyball and sitting volleyball throughout the country at all levels. Refereeing is challenging, rewarding and above all, great fun. 

Becoming a match official provides you with an array of opportunities - making new and lasting friends, travelling to new locations, and being a part of some world-class, hotly-contested volleyball action are but a handful of many. Referees are not only the closest onlookers to the enthralling action happening during a match, but also yield the highest authority on the court. With no two matches being alike, every match presents you with fresh, new challenges that equip you with skills, such as confidence and decisiveness, that are applicable in everyday life.

This section of the Volleyball England website is designed to assist not only Volleyball England referees in each branch of the sport but also scorers, line judges, coaches, club members, organisers and anyone interested in the promotion and development of the game.

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The Referee Commission President, Steve Evans attended the CEV National Referee Commission Presidents Seminar held in Luxembourg at the end of November.

44 of the 52 National Federations were represented  and many areas of interest were covered – both indoor and beach. One area of interest was the increased use of use of E-Books. For more details of this and all the other topics covered,  please use the links below.

Steve commented: “As well as the official part of the seminar there was plenty of time to interact with the delegates and swap practices and procedures. I was surprised as to how advanced we were in some areas, such as appointments and assessments, but not so in others, such as e-learning!   I found the experience very enlightening,  made many new friends and have come away with new ideas for us to move forward.”


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