For those officials who aspire to officiate in the EBL, there are a number of pre-season opportunities available to undergo the EBL Fitness Test.
ALL sessions take place at Brunel University, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH and you should book a place on the test by emailing at least 48 hours prior to each session.
Thursday 18th September - 8.30pm for 8.45pm
Sunday 21st September - 4.00pm for 4.15pm
Thursday 2nd October - 8.30pm for 8.45pm
Sunday 5th October - 4.00pm for 4.15pm
Running back and forth (no stopping) as long as possible on a 20-metre course at a speed that is increased regularly every minute by 0.5km per hour. Starting speed is set at 8.5 km per hour. Speed is adjusted via a pre-recorded tape: at every sound signal, candidates have to touch the 20 metre line and turn around to get to the other line in time for the next sound signal.
A Male referee, 35 years of age, will have to run for 10 minutes, i.e. a total of 86 laps (20 metres). This is to be done at the speed indicated in the chart above.
YOU MAY STOP THE TEST AT ANY TIME BECAUSE OF FEELINGS OF FATIGUE OR DISCOMFORT.