Rules of the Game: On and off the pitch

Activity: Talk or presentationPublic lecture


Warm up for the re-scheduled Euro 2020 soccer tournament with former Premier League and FIFA listed referee Keith Hackett.

As the tournament finally gets under way following its postponement last year, find out what it’s like working with some of football’s biggest names and hear memories from Keith’s illustrious career.

As a referee, Keith was highly influential in the move towards referees' professional status, serving as General Manager of Professional Match Game Officials Limited, and authoring the popular You are the Ref book series.

Accompanying Keith online will be Kevin Tennent and Alex Gillett of the University of York who will share their research into the working lives of referees.

Join them live and gain new insights into the nature of professionalism and amateurism as you engage with soccer from the perspective of the referee.
Period12 Jun 2021
Event titleYork Festival of Ideas 2021
Event typeOther
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • football, Yorkshire, history, referees