Can You Take Charge?

Ahead of the new season, the FA is on a recruitment drive for referees.

We sat down with Referee Development Officer Paul Hodskinson, who is an assistant referee in the Championship, to talk about how rewarding taking charge of the whistle can be.

The course for people wanting to take on the whistle are on Saturday or Sunday at the Bowl from 9am to 3.30pm. For more info, email