Referee initiative rolled out in Norwegian Ice Hockey

An ice hockey federation in Scandinavia is working to ensure greater protection for its young referees, utilising an initiative launched by Oporto clients, Kent FA.

The Norges Ishockey Forbund, the Norwegian Ice Hockey Federation, has replicated Kent FA’s under-18 armband initiative, which sees young referees wear armbands to remind all involved that the referees are protected by child safeguarding policies.

Launched last year, Kent FA’s armband for under-18 referees initiative is part of The FA’s Respect campaign. Approximately 500 referees aged 17 or under within Kent have now received the yellow armbands, which are worn on matchdays.

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