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It is self-evident that all match officials must be physically fit to perform in a match, and one of the major requirements is the fitness level in the final minutes of the match, when the most controversial incidents often occur. Physical fitness comes not just from correct and focused training but also from diet, lifestyle etc… Refereeing is a ‘sport’ and successful referees need to be athletes in terms of training and preparation. Fitness is both physical and mental, so the need to develop mental strength (to resist on-field pressure, cope with controversy, etc) is a key area that needs greater focus. In a wider sense, those involved in assessing, coaching, tutoring and mentoring must be fit for purpose. Having been a match official is no longer sufficient to be a successful assessor, tutor, coach, mentor etc.

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