Assessment

“Every game, our referees are assessed by three people. They’re assessed by their coach, and that’s the person who works with them on a regular weekly basis; mentoring them, training them, facilitating them.

“Then we have an assessor who watches from the command center in New York, which looks at every play that the TV camera angles can give us, and we’re looking at positional play; we’re looking at decision-making.

“The third element is from the match evaluators. That is somebody employed by the league – an independent person – that role is not specifically to look at the officials and how they perform, that role is to look at the organization of the day. A part of that is to feedback on the referees’ empathy and the application towards the players.”

Peter Walton, PRO General Manager