Referee's Briefing


It is important too that the referee, upon his arrival at the ground, is briefed with regard to who is in charge on behalf of the Club and the Police; and where these 2 persons will be located from that moment onward.


It is sensible to ensure too that the referee is familiar with evacuation procedures, the public address messages that will initiate them; and that he is aware of his obligation to advise the Police Commander personally, 5 minutes before anybody else, that he either intends to postpone the match before the advertised kick-off time or during play. There is a set procedure that allows the latter to occur without the wider public becoming aware of it and thereafter rushing to exit gates that might still be closed.



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