What is a Game Leader and why do we need Game Leaders?
If we look at junior games in the U6-U11 age groups, all have their own specifics. The most visible of these being the different sizes of both pitches and balls. One can also mention tactics, shape, organization, the coach’s involvement, understanding of the game, and more.
Both players and spectators appreciate it when the games are led/refereed by someone who understands the rules, lets the game flow, doesn’t break the game with unnecessary stoppages, and helps players orient themselves on the field.
Game Leaders are here to help with all of that!!!
We are recruiting players and parents to help us create the best possible environment for all players on our BDFC fields. You can apply to become an accredited Game Leader (youths with financial reward, adults with no financial reward), or become a Mentor to help us with supporting our Game Leaders on their way.
If you want to become a Game Leader, click here.
If you would like to help us develop future stars and become a Mentor to our Game Leaders, click here.
Please note: if a Game Leader or Referee is not available for an U6-U11s match, Parents/Team Managers are required to assist with the game leading. Please have a look at this document for potential issues you may come across when you are refereeing a junior game. Additionally, Coaches should be coaching their team and not game leading; therefore, if a GL is not assigned, we would ask that you have a volunteer to be the Game Leader. Our GL courses are there to help you gain the knowledge and confidence for doing the Game Leader role.