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Match Officials Meeting

1.5 HOURS
TO KICKOFF

The Match Officials would normally arrive around 90 minutes before kickoff, so be ready to welcome them and confirm some details as follows:

  • Agree on a signal from you to the referee to tell him/her that the match can start.
  • Make sure the Match Officials have the match balls and that the pressure has been checked.
  • Show the Match Officials where the coin toss will take place.
  • Confirm if the coin toss is being filmed, and therfore whether the referee must be in match by that time.
  • Confirm HIA protocol (as informed by the MDD at the Pre-Match Meeting).