Central Warwickshire Youth Football League



Referee Questionaire

Referee Questionaire

University of Chichester

I am writing to you to ask your support with a research study we are conducting that aims to develop greater respect between footballers and referees, and ultimately, aims improve the experience for all those playing and refereeing football at grassroots/amateur level.

We are researchers at the University of Chichester. For this project, we have already interviewed a selection of referees, who have explained what they think is important in terms of their own actions and behaviours, to gain respect from players. The next stage is to survey players to see what they think, and to see if their responses are in line with those of the referees.

To do this, we have developed an online questionnaire, which will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The link is http://bit.do/referee-questionnaire.

We would be grateful if you could promote this throughout your league (Central Warwickshire Youth League). We are interested in getting as many players (and also coaches and parents/spectators) to complete this questionnaire.

If you could distribute this link (e.g., sending via email, tweeting whichever you feel is most appropriate) that would be very much appreciated (if there is somebody more appropriate to send this email to, please could you let us know their contact details).

Thank you in advance for your help with the project).


Dr. Matt Smith

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology,