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Does anyone on Arran fancy becoming a football referee?

The Ayrshire Referees’ Association is this month starting classes for new entrants and as the classes will be online they offer anyone on Arran a chance to be involved. Normally the classes are held at St Joseph’s Academy in Kilmarnock.

Referees are urgently needed on the island to officiate matches in the Arran Football Association league and cup competitions as well as Isle of Arran AFC matches.

The new online referee classes will be starting on Wednesday August 19 for eight to nine weeks, 7pm to 9 pm each night.

Entrants must be aged 16 or over at the time of course completion and pass PVG/Disclosure checks.

The course costs £35 for those who are employed, £15 for full time students/unemployed and is free for female entrants.

Anyone interested should email Calum Haswell at