Look­ing for a few good men and women

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

You get paid, tax-free, and work in the fresh air, walk­ing in the foot­steps of some who’ve made it to the Grey Cup game.

The Lakeshore Foot­ball Of­fi­cials As­so­ci­a­tion, the largest such as­so­ci­a­tion in the coun­try, is look­ing for new of­fi­cials, male or fe­male, 16 years of age or over.

First-year of­fi­cials take a level 1 cer­ti­fi­ca­tion course and gen­er­ally work on stick crews dur­ing the sum­mer and of­fi­ci­ate mi­nor foot­ball and some high school foot­ball in the fall.

Mem­bers of the LFOA of­fi­ci­ate high school foot­ball in Hal­ton, Peel and Ni­a­gara, han­dle all the mi­nor foot­ball in Mis­sis­sauga, Hal­ton and Ni­a­gara, and can grad­u­ate to higher leagues, such as the OFC, OUA and CFL.

Dave Fox­croft — a CFL veteran who in 2016 was the backup ref­eree for the Grey Cup game and dur­ing the pre­sea­son be­came the first Cana­dian to of­fi­ci­ate in an NFL game — is among many sea­soned of­fi­cials who got their start with the LFOA.

Any­one in­ter­ested in join­ing the LFOA should con­tact lfoa-re­cruiter@hot­mail.com.

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