We are delighted to announce that Mark Ives, Mark Ives Head of Judicial Services at the FA will be our next guess speaker at our next training session on Friday 8 September.
Mark Ives is the Head of Judicial Services and former Discipline Manager of the FA but his involvement in football is just about as wide as you can get. He has been with the FA for 0ver 12 years and Head of Department for over 7 years. In this position he has been responsible for the introduction of the new caution report for which we are all most grateful and the new disciplinary system which he was going to cover.
Mark has played football at Isthmian League level. He has been a referee for 27 years reaching level 2, which included 9 years as a National List Assistant Referee. He withdrew from that as it conflicted with his position at the FA but he still referees every Saturday and Sunday and he is also an FA Tutor and Assessor.
Before joining the FA he was CEO of a County FA so he has seen the game in this country from almost every angle. Mark’s presentation was also wide ranging and he said he was going to look at six issues; Match Based Discipline, Reporting Misconduct, Personal Hearings, Wrongful Dismissals or Mistaken Identities, Social Media and then an Open Forum.