Just a few weeks back i was listening to a "training session wrap up talk" for my son by his coach. Quoting his exact words "... it is a free kick offense to say 'mine' in the middle of a game..." and this bloke has been playing for over 30 years and coaching for several years. I tell ya, it should be pre-requisite for every player over the age of 15 to do a "LOTG" course.
it should be pre-requisite for every player over the age of 15 to do a "LOTG" course
OKO - I attended the GDSRA ref course with my daughter a few months back. This issue was not addressed.
I had the opportunty the ask CW about this at the 'Granville' night as I had not found any reference to it in the LOTG. He stated it was USB to say 'mine' but could not tell me where it was explained or stated.
I have joined a newly formed O35 team this year of which many have not played before. We have a tendancy to call mine and are getting pinged by the ref, (which is usually a club ref as we are at the bottom of the pecking order for allocations)
Anyway, interesting read ........
1 - Having brushed up on the LOTG due to not playing for 30yrs in an effort to gain some basic knowledge, it has become apparent how many players, vocal spectators and even some club officials appear not to have read the LOTG. I agree with your pre-requisite comment and think it should be expanded to include all coaches