• Date and time: Saturday 12 June 2021, 2.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Location: Online
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

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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 underway 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.

 

This event is hosted live on Zoom Webinar. You’ll receive a link to join a couple of days before the event takes place and a reminder an hour before. During the event, you can ask questions via a Q&A function but audience cameras and microphones will remain muted throughout.

Image credit:  Keith Hackett by Paul Trevillian

 

Book sales

You can buy copies of many of our speakers’ books from Fox Lane Books, a local independent bookseller and Festival partner.  In some cases, author signed bookplates are available too.   

About the speakers

Keith Hackett was a FIFA Referee from 1981 to 1991 and was the 100th FA Cup Final Referee. He is a former boss of Professional Match Game Officials Limited, a UEFA referee expert and author of the You are the Ref books. He began refereeing in local leagues in the Sheffield area in 1960.

Dr Alex Gillett is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing at the York Management School, University of York. His research interests focus on organisational networks, relationships, and interaction. In addition to studying contemporary contexts, Alex has a keen interest in management history, and is a founding committee member of the Management and Business History Special Interest Group of the British Academy of Management.

Dr Kevin Tennent is a Senior Lecturer in Management at the York Management School, University of York. His research focuses on the themes of governance and strategy in management history, across the fields of sport, international business, the music industry, and transport. He is Founding Chair of the Management and Business History Special Interest Group of the British Academy of Management, and is active in the Management History Division at the Academy of Management.

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