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Referees, Bancroft FC By-Laws and The Laws of the Game

2017:  We wish to welcome Bob McLean as our new Head Referee for 2017!!!  

He brings with him many years of coaching (5 years at the CSL level) and as referee.  These experiences happened mainly in the Port Hope and Ajax areas where soccer is football...He knows the "beautiful game", let's put it that way.

We are looking for refs this 2017...!!!  Join the team!!! Bancroft FC pays for the referee courses!!

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested.


2016:  We wish to thank a tremendous group of young referees, and a few old ones for their refereeing efforts this past season.  This page introduces you to the 2016 Bancroft FC Referee Squad.  

They upheld:

  • the Bancroft FC By-Laws;
  • the Small Sided Game laws;
  • the FIFA Laws of the Game.


Our Referee Squad for 2016

Be kind to them please...we warned to follow...too scary to show at this time.

Elderly Refs


John ("Yep") McCormack

Co-Head Referee


Ralph ("Wo there!") Baehre 

 Co-Head Referee        

  John M



The Youngin' Refs


Jack ("Penalty kick!") Kauffeldt

Hayden ("Did I say Red!") Renshaw Carter ("Toss em out?!") Thrower



Ray ("Rrrrrrrrrrrrr") Redmond Jake ("Reddie") Redmond  Chris ("Prove IT!") Poste


 We need more Refs...Volunteer...This could be you!



Rules, Views and Laws of the Game

Mostly we try not to interpret the Laws too much. 

We do have some By-Laws:  Bancroft FC By-Laws 2013.

But mostly our intent is to dispel myths and stick to what the rules are now.  Here are some important links: 

 Here are some BFC "rules"  that have come up for discussion and worth noting for safety's sake and to be consistent with FIFA:

  • "Headers" must be called for all Divisions but especially for the Adults.  First to "call" for the header gets it.
  • No "slide tackling" allowed for all Divisions but especially for the Adults.
  • "Substitutions according to FIFA Laws of the Game can occur at any time.
  • "Goals from the kick-off are allowed according to the FIFA Laws of the Game. 
    If you have any concerns about the Rules, Views and Laws please let us know.  Ralph Baehre is our Head Referee.  We will try and get a forum going here for John to respond but in the meantime contact him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Referee Hand Signals