Who are We? 

Simon Hall

Putting together a group of experts covering the sporting world to advise and guide players, coaching and match officials.
With an education background and helping people be the best they can be. Still active in the Referee Association and part of the mentor scheme locally.

Our experts have a huge proven track record in developing areas across the game accessing the Keys to Football will give, players, coaches, referees, clubs, FA’s and Countries a chance to exceed and build foundations for a bright future.

Keys to Football is based in Sheffield the true home of football. Sheffield FC the Worlds oldest football team was formed in 1857. The second oldest club in the world still plays at the Oldest Football Ground in the World

Now Keys toFootball – Leading EDTECH has brought together a team of World Class experts 

Keys to Football is a team made of world-class referees, coaches and mentors with an ultimate aim and that’s to help anyone who needs help and support, this can be an individual referee with a single question to an entire Football Association wanted to build structure and development to the amazing game of football.

This amazing coming together of all these leading professionals with EDLounge LTD whose one of the leading EDTECH companies in the UK at the forefront of CPD, education and development.

Both sets have an aim and that’s to help everyone, this doesn’t just include the Elite, this wholeheartedly includes grassroots across the globe.

Keys to football was born out of a vision that together we can help the game of football move to the next level. The software platform with its tracking and analysis fits every sport and gives in-depth detail to everyone, all you need to do is add the experts.

Knowledge and software are accessible by all. No matter your level our comprehensive e-learning platform and experts will make a difference.

Keith Hackett

Keith worked as a referees’ assessor before, on 1 March 2004, he was appointed general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Board, replacing Philip Don.

Keith has also worked to promote knowledge of refereeing via several publications. He published his own book, Hackett’s Law; a Referee’s Notebook! in 1986. And he continued to provide the answers for cult classic cartoon quiz You Are The Ref, drawn by sports artist Paul Trevillion, which he has done since the 1970s – originally for Shoot magazine, and then for The Observer newspaper. He co-authored a book with Trevillion celebrating 50 years of the strip in December 2006. And from August 2008, The Observer’s collection of You Are The Ref strips appeared online at guardian.co.uk.

In early 2007, Keith also produced a DVD-ROM with Trevillion called Referee Academy, for use in the training of match officials, with sanction from the FA, the Football League and the Premier League.

FA Cup Final referee 1981
FA Charity Shield 1984
Euro Finals 1988
Olympic Games 1988

Mark Halsey

Former Premier league and FiFA and referee Mark Halsey

Roger Dilkes

Roger Dilkes ex Premier League referee and also a Human Resources guru

Andy Hogg

Former Premier league and FiFA and assistant referee Andy Hogg

Glenn Turner

Former Premier League and FIFA assistant referee

Guy Beale

Former Premier league and FiFA and assistant referee Guy Beale

Ryan Hall

Our Semi professional player and qualified coach advisor to help with tactics and player development. 

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