Delegate’s GuideMay 26, 2018 5:12 pm
Tasks of an FC Irlande Delegué
Before the game:
- Be there on time, ideally an hour before the (home) match. 45 minutes before is obligatory!
- Wear white armband at home matches (“tricolore” for away games) for identification. The bands are to be found in each team’s kitbag.
- Bring the medical kit to the bench and ensure (at least 3) match balls are pumped.
- You need to have the team’s tablet code. Enter the tablet and select the match date and game.
- Ensure the tablet is duly filled (delegate, players, numbers, captain). You should get a message if you seek to align a non-eligible player (suspended, too young in case of veterans). Pay attention in case of players with same names.
- Collect players’ IDs and arrange the cards in the order of their names on the tablet.
- Be ready to hand the tablet to the opposition 30 minutes before kick-off time.
- Receive the referee and accompany him to his changing room.
- Collect the tablet from the opposition and hand it to the referee with the ordered ID cards at least 15 minutes before kick-off time.
- Fetch the water from the bar, hand two bottles to the opposition and bring the rest to the bench.
During the game:
- Remain in the neutral zone around your bench. Ensure that a match ball is always close by in event of ball/balls being kicked away from the pitch and into trees/field etc.
- Ask other bystanders to search match balls kicked away (delegué MUST stay pitchside).
- Be ready to bring a small (not opened) water bottle to the referee.
After the game:
- Ensure that the medical kit and the match balls are brought back (and locked away)
- Check the result and the cards entered by the referee.
- Unused subs are better taken off (by using the blank space).
- Sign off the game and result on the tablet by entering the code.
- Pay the referee – amount is in the range of 25 to 40 EUR, depending on the referee’s transport allowance. (Ask your captain for the money, as the club transfers advances to them).
- Go to the next available wi-fi (in Nossegem: in the bar) and transmit the match sheet to ABSSA. Take note of the code as proof of transmission.
Stay composed and seek to calm down your team in case of trouble. Seek to make the referee feel comfortable, e.g. ask him before, during (at half-time) and after the game if he has everything needed.