REFEREE COURSE: Can you do better than Michael Oliver? Of course you can!

These young referees were on international duty recently. They qualified as officials by passing a local course.

These young referees were on international duty recently. They qualified as officials by passing a local course.

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Northants Football Association are hosting a basic referees course at the Embankment, Peterborough from August 14.

The course is open to anyone aged 14 or over who wants to take up the whistle in 11-a-side or 9-v-9 football.

There will be a minimum of 34 hours guided learning hours.

The course will run on Monday, August 14 (6.30pm-9pm), Wednesday, August 16 (9am-4pm) and Thursday August 17 (9am-4pm).

The cost is £130 and application can be made through the Northants FA website https://eventspace.thefa.com/northamptonshirefa/participant/arrangement.aspx?id=197704#regform.