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Why Diversifying the Official's Workforce Must Work

White Paper - July 2019

The demographics of officiating are homogenous comparative to broader society. Without a change to this demographic, sports will continue to be constantly challenged to supply sufficient numbers of officials to enable community sports to proceed. This paper investigates the reasons why officials from diverse backgrounds commence, stay and leave officiating. It investigates past, current and future methodologies to broaden and retain this participation base.

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