There is a major shortage of referees so much so that we are facing the prospect of having to cancel games. Team officials can run an team on a Saturday then referee on a Sunday or vice versa. Players in the 17s and 19s age groups refereeing on a Sunday could be good way of earning a little pocket money. It could also be the start of a very rewarding career. referees are major part of the development of footballing satrs of the future without them there can be no game!