26 July 2006

A Football Referee in the UK

Excellent news was received today from the Ayrshire Referee Association. Tom Loy has invited me to attend an interview with the Associaton on 15 Sept as well as to join them in training that Tuesday of the same week. By getting this interview and succeeding I will not have to go through what would be at least an 8 week training process that would be nearly impossible to complete because I won't be in once place for that long initially.

The only downside to this is that I haven't been certified in the US since 2000. This means that I will have to spend 2 days at classes because, at least from the phone call to the ISRC, I can not attend the 1 day refresher class that's in Chicago. The only entry clinics before I leave are in Quincy or Carbondale IL. I'm trying to see if I can find closer ones in IN or WI now.

19 July 2006

The days are going by quickly and 8 September is fast approaching. I am trying to figure out the dates of where I'll be once I leave. I've gone and created a calendar that shows what my schedule will look like.



There has been a plethora of information to read through in order to prepare for this move. Here are some of the things I've determined I will need to do for my UK arrival.

1) I have sorted out a bank account and will be getting it through the Royal Bank of Scotland once I arrive in Kilwinning.
2) Obtaining a National Insurance (NI) number will be something I will need to set up an interview for once I'm there so I can be able to work.
3) I have already sent away for my provisional drivers licence. Because the UK passport is digital, they took the photo and signature already on file for the license.
4) I have printed out the electoral registration form so that I can mail it in and be all registered to vote there.

17 July 2006

All details to my move to the UK (or where ever) will be posted here.