This week we are speaking to local referees from across the county as part of the new Respect the Ref campaign which aims to increase the respect referees receive when officiating. Meet Jack Rosenfeld.
Why did you become a referee?
I wasn't good as a player and still wanted to be involved within football.
What does your life involve away from referring?
I’m now retired but I enjoy cycling and Latin dancing (salsa and Argentinian tango) as well as jive.
How long have you been a referee?
I have been refereeing for 53 years.
What league(s) do you referee in?
South West Peninsula League (assistant referee), Duchy League and Trelawney League.
What do you feel is the best thing about refereeing/what do you enjoy about refereeing?
Involvement with the game at junior and senior levels.
What are the toughest moments for you when refereeing?
When I have to face a physically intimidating player in difficult situations, for example a sending off.
What has being a referee given you?
Many, many years of pleasure and after 53 years a pleasure I still enjoy it!
If you are interested in finding more about the Respect the Ref campaign, please click here
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