Name: Kyle Wilson
Year Started Refereeing: 2011
First Match: Inverclyde Academy V Trinity H.S U15
UEFA pro license game as an assistant. (after the game, John ‘Yogi’ Hughes praised the refereeing teams performance to John Fleming)
My first junior game as an assistant; Dalry Thistle V Shotts Bon Accord.
P&D Schools U16 final as an assistant, and for one in the middle it would be SYFA West region select V Drumchapel U16.
Do you have any advice for young/new referees? Don’t let the parents at the side put you off with their comments, often abusive and silly ones… & attend training as much as possible, get advice from the experienced guys, they have a lot of advice to give from the many years of refereeing they have under them. Also, try to smile as much as possible during a game! Lastly, if you make a decision that is contentious sell it as much as you can!
Have you had any funny/strange things happen at/during a game? Whilst running backwards I tripped myself up and fell over. However, I quickly rolled back and got onto my feet, with many people looking and laughing – this was definitely not my finest moment!
Also, I sent off a player for a 2nd caution, then: players, coaches, and parents shouted at me, then I found out after checking my book I hadn’t cautioned him already, so I quickly called the player back, then I told him I made the mother of all mess ups, then I rescinded the red card to just a single yellow, needless to say I wasn’t the parents and coaches favorite after that…
Food -Indian, Chinese, etc:Italian for me, I don’t like Indians, Chineese’s, etc. I’m a fussy eater.
Drink - Coke, water, beer, etc:Sprite and Koppaberg cider.
Music - Pop, Indy, Dance, etc:I like quite a variety: Coldplay, Russel Watson, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Buble, Michael Jackson, U2, Oasis, the list goes on…
Movies - Action, Comedy, Horror, etc:Action, sci-fi, thrillers, adventures, and gangster films.