This initiative is providing referees who are under the age of 18 who operate in leagues across Somerset from Taunton, Yeovil and the South of Bristol with a free purple shirt to cut down on the level of abuse they may receive from players and spectators. As a visual reminder that the referee is a child, the initiative forms part of our wider work to protect young participants in the sport. Sponsors will not be able to place a logo on the shirts due to FA Regulations on advertising on referees shirts, but they will enjoy widespread coverage in all promotional materials and press releases related to the initiative.
Based at the foot of Glastonbury Tor in the heart of Somerset, we're the not-for-profit body licensed by The FA with the responsibility for the continued development and governance of grassroots football in the county.
We work with The FA and partners to deliver the National Game Strategy in Somerset, ensuring that the beautiful game is accessible and enjoyable for all.
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