first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is excited to announce it has been identified and will be assisting in a PhD project relating to the education of high performance referees in sport. The study, ‘investigating elite referee learning frameworks and curricula’, is being conducted by Kathy O’Brien, from University of Queensland Department of Human Movement Studies, who is also a former Australian Touch Football Youth coach.The aim of the project is to investigate elite referee practitioner’s conceptions of learning sources that promote the more rapid acquisition of sport-specific skills and personal capacities and the extent to which these key sources are currently incorporated into officiating course designs.As part of this study a series of interviews will be conducted with identified elite referees from the National Referees Squad, in order to gain data that provides a more holistic understanding of each referees’ views and actions, in the context of their role. The findings of the study will be made available to TFA and in turn may assist in the review of programs the overall development of Referees in our sport.  Kathy will be at the National Touch League event to undertake the interviews for which individuals will be communicated with prior to arrange a time suitable for the referee.If you require any further information please contact Tara Steel – [email protected] Related Filesmemo_-_elite_referee_project-pdfRelated LinksRef Education Projectlast_img