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Addition of Officials/Referees

Addition of officials or referees that are given the same status as teams, i.e: they show up on event lists/blocks.

This is good for small, local competitions where the event is often officiated by experienced players.

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  • Alex Johnson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Ability to display a tally of officials matches i charge...

    For example, I’d like to be able to show something like:

    Referee 1: 16 Matches (6 Prem, 2 Champ, 6 Cup)
    Referee 2: 10 Matches (2 Prem, 2 Champ, 4 Cup)

    It would be great to be able to show the referees stats for games that they have officiated.

  • Ray commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi ThemeBoy,

    Love the addition of Officials, makes SportsPress even better than it already was!

    One small request though, is it possible to include officials in the bulk upload of fixtures?


  • AdminThemeBoy (CEO / Founder, ThemeBoy) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thanks for your comments everyone! With SportsPress 2.5 we've introduced officials, which allows creation of officials and duties, and assigning officials to events. The feature is still in its early stages and we plan to add more in the next update :)

    Check out this article for more details:

  • Jim Lord commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would LOVE to be able to add referees and assign them to games. That's the simple version.

    To kick it up to ideal status for us:
    Assign a role during that game (line judge, field referee, etc.)
    Notify by email when an official is assigned to a game.
    Allow officials to block out their calendars so they cannot be assigned during a blocked date/time.

    Ability to pay them through the system.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In classic individual sports like track and field, gymnastics, speed skatng etc. a jury team often consist of 30-50 people with different roles. That means that there is a necessity to deal with jury members similarly like with players for game sports but independently. And they change their roles from one event to another so it is important to see separate statistics how many events were judged by this person during a particular season and at which positions. Maybe even to have an opportunity to assign points for each event depending on role taken with the calculation of total points rating in the season.

    Many sports also have different categories for jury members (like 1,2,3, national, international etc.) and that would be nice to have an opportunity to reflect that if jury member profile and in statistics tables. They also need to pass courses and tests to confirm their grade or get the next one and this is difficult to control without having all that data in one place. So there is plenty of work in that respect.

    I keep open for discussion of any issues and tasks related to jury members/referees on this feature implementation stage as I am one of those myself.

  • John Kilbank commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I will add my voice to the chorus requesting this feature! It would also be nice to have a game reporting / discipline system for suspensions, etc.

  • Alex Dowding commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is the only element that another system in use by our league does better, currently holding up the decision to switch to Sportspress. Please make this a priority, it will be very well recieved

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Great and absolutely this required ( There is no match without a referees )
    also a bit of imput:
    -Availability of arbitrators
    -Arbitration proposal (also in their own area),
    -Acceptance of the match,
    -Payment of performance

  • Roy Def commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Great idea! for such a good plugin! I need this for a large youth league with 100 referees

  • Roy Def commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes I totally agree! I need to add referees to each game also, to one of the biggest youth leagues in England. I have the Pro Agency license but I don't see the capability to do this. We also would like to give to be able to rate the referee performance (out of 100) and also the home club hospitality.

  • Andrew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Not ideal, but I've managed to use the Matchdays field to achieve this, in combination with changing the display text in Sportspress -> Settings -> Text

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Design the web page to suit the needs of a Referee Society rather than a team or league. So rather than games, we'd need appointments. Teams/players, we would need Officials etc.

  • Kirk W. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I came here to post this exact suggestion! The ability to assign officials and use SportsPress as a scheduling solution for referees would be huge!

    I'm in the process of attempting a workaround using "Team Staff" that are assigned to every team in every league, but it looks like it's shaping up to be clunky at best.

  • marky commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    this is a MUST HAVE feature!
    lack of this feature is a BUG in such a system like a SportPress

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