Open Age First Open Age

#1
I'll be officiating my first Open-Age game on the 30th July, it's a charity event and it's between two rival teams. I'm 16 and have officiated a lot of youth football. I am looking for some tips and advice that anyone would be willing to give me in preparation for this fixture.
 

xPositor

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#2
Are both teams affiliated? If not, check that the game has been sanctioned. If it hasn't been sanctioned, ask them to get it sanctioned (which should be for free for a charity game), or don't do it. Otherwise treat it like any other game. I watched a memorial game a couple of weekends ago, and there was a lot of alcohol consumed by players beforehand, so be aware of that - might I suggest a pre-season trial of blue cards to prevent having to dismiss players during a charity game...
 
#2
Are both teams affiliated? If not, check that the game has been sanctioned. If it hasn't been sanctioned, ask them to get it sanctioned (which should be for free for a charity game), or don't do it. Otherwise treat it like any other game. I watched a memorial game a couple of weekends ago, and there was a lot of alcohol consumed by players beforehand, so be aware of that - might I suggest a pre-season trial of blue cards to prevent having to dismiss players during a charity game...
Both teams are affiliated and the game was issued to me by my Referee Development Officer, which I assume would meant that the game has been sanctioned.