Lisa Rachid

BAME Referee Discussion and Debate Event Scheduled for October

The evening will form part of the County FA's Black History Month celebrations.


Liverpool County FA and the BAME Referee Support Group are delighted to be developing the discussion of race within football via an ‘Evening of Debate and Discussion on All BAME Referee Topics’. 

As part of the County FA’s celebrations of Black History Month, referees around the county are now given the opportunity to express their opinions. 

The evening, which is set to take place on Thursday 31 October at 6:30pm, will see a number of high-profile BAME officials assemble to discuss their experiences of football and the challenges of being a black individual within the industry.

Amongst the speakers will include Sam Allison of the National League, who is the highest-ranked BAME referee within the English football pyramid, as well as female official Lisa Rashid (pictured). 

The debate itself will be hosted by Joel Mannix, Chair of the BAME Referee Support Group. 

It will be taking place at Liverpool County FA HQ, Walton Hall Park, Walton Hall Avenue, Liverpool, L4 9XP. Parking is available on site for guests.

To register, please click the link below and complete the form.


This event will follow on from the highly-anticipated Black History Month coaching celebratory event taking place on 28 October.

Please note, this is a separate event.