If you have ever thought about becoming a referee, opportunities are now available.

If you fancy you can do better than the officials, or want a new challenge to test your fitness and be involved in the game, you can sign up for a new course to become a whistler.

The Ayrshire Referees New Entrant Course classes will begin on Monday January 29 at St Joseph's Academy, Kilmarnock.

For more information on how to get involved, email secretary@ayrshirerefs.co.uk

The Ayrshire Referees Association cover matches at all levels throughout the game, in all local authority areas in the region.