Capital Football is excited to announce a partnership with sports technology company RefLIVE, which will assist all Capital Football referees to monitor performance and track team behaviour.
The partnership, which was an initiative from Capital Football’s Referees Review, will see Capital Football implement RefLIVE’s Referee Management System, a data-gathering platform that monitors referee wellbeing via a smartphone app.
The Referee Management System is used by a variety of state and national sports associations around the world to understand how to improve the environment provided to referees and increase their ongoing participation in football.
Capital Football CEO Phil Brown said the program was rolled out across Capital Football’s competitions on 18 July and has received positive responses from local referees.
“Capital Football is always looking for ways to support referees and RefLIVE’s technology helps us do that by using practical data,” Mr Brown said.
“This is a great initiative as referees will be able to file reports on team and crowd behaviour, contribute individual assessments and identify potential areas for personal development.
“We hope to gain a deeper understanding of the situations our match officials face as we look to create a better overall experience for our football community.”
RefLIVE CEO Simon Murphy said that it was a great step to work with football’s governing body in Canberra to provide a valuable resource for all referees.
“This is an excellent opportunity to work with a range of referees who will receive additional support and guidance on our online platform,” Mr Murphy said.
“Our Referee Management System will enable referees to build their confidence and skills and enable leagues to constantly monitor team behaviour to improve referee safety.”
Further information about RefLIVE’s Referee Management System can be accessed here.