Dr Tom Webb at Portsmouth University a leading researcher in to aspects of refereeing is looking for your views

There are two surveys out at the moment around understanding player and spectator behaviour towards referees.

The idea is to better understand triggers/stressors and then help to inform how referees can deal with this as well as hopefully stopping some of the escalating issues before they get to the stage of abuse.

The survey links are below and Dr Tom said “I want to try and get as many responses as possible from both sports players and spectators.”

Players – https://portsmouth.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/sport-participant-survey

Spectators – https://portsmouth.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/sport-spectator-survey