FREE Female Referees Course

Dear All,We are running a FREE Female Referees Course on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July 2017 at Bishops Lydeard’s ground. This is a full referees qualification condensed into 2 days and tutored by 2 Female Referees! 

The aim of the course is to identify girls and women who want to be qualified as a referee and the bonus is we are offering it them for FREE! Places are going fast so please, please can you get this information to your players, female volunteers, coaches and ask them (if U18, their parents) to get in touch ASAP!

We are hosting a pre-course workshop for those interested to come along and find out more on Wednesday 12th July 7pm – 8.30pm at Strode Sports Centre. Here we can tell you all about what the course will entail and how you / they can become a referee and support and give back to their clubs and community! 

Rachael Lawler-Edwards

Football Development Officer (Women and Girls and Inclusion)

Somerset FA | Unit 5 & 10 Charles Lewin House | Wirral Business Park | Glastonbury | BA6 9FR

T: 01458 832359 | M: 07951 360626


After a very successful first season playing within the Toolstation League, the Bishops Manager Brett Andrews is looking to top the 6th place finish and challenge for promotion in the coming season. Andrews speaks of his desire to take the club to another level to support the clubs committee who have worked tirelessly developing the facility to allow the clubs Mens First Team to take another step forward. The erection of Floodlights and the enclosure of the main pitch at the beginning of last season has seen an addition of a 50 seater stand alongside the superb playing surface. Andrews comments that the facility definetly lends itself to the Toolstation Premier League.

For the players the hard work starts on Tuesday 27th and Thursday 29th June when pre season training resumes at Darby Way between 18:00 and 20:30. The club welcomes new players along to challenge for a place in what the club hope to be another historic season in it’s development. Following the departure of it’s current keeper, the club is actively inviting goalkeepers to attend pre-season. Anyone interested in the position should contact Brett (07980 697872).

Off the pitch, the club are holding their annual Pitch Fest on from Friday 7th July through to Sunday 9th July. Live music is arranged for the 8th along with activities for all ages throughout the weekend. For more information please look up Bishops Lydeard AFC on Facebook or contact Gary Brown on 07956 682367.