Welcome to the home of Altrincham & District Referees

Altrincham & District Referees’ Society is the local branch of the Referees’ Association. Our members include referees serving all levels of the game, from junior grass roots matches through to FIFA international matches. This range of experience is of great benefit to all members of the society as we help each other to improve and develop.

We meet once per month, running an outdoor training & development session led by FA Referee Tutors, followed by an indoor session covering a variety of topics during the season. In between the two sessions we have time for food and networking! Our programme includes training from Premier League and Football League officials, and is designed to be of benefit to referees from all levels.

We also work closely with the Altrincham & District FA, and many of our members give their time to observing, mentoring and tutoring referees to aid their development.

Latest News

Christmas Raffle Winners 2019

A huge thank you to all the individuals and companies who donated prizes to our 2019 Christmas raffle, and of course to everyone who purchased tickets. The funds raised make a massive positive impact to the training and development opportunities for referees in the Altrincham & District area.

The draw was conducted during the December meeting and the full list of prizes and winners can be viewed by clicking here

Young Referee of the Year 2019

We are delighted to announce that our Young Referee of the Year for 2018/19 is Matt O’Shea. The award was in recognition of the work Matt did for the Society, the time he gave in mentoring our Trainee Referees, and for an outstanding on-field season which ended with promotion to Level 4 and appointments to the CCFA Youth and Minor Cup Finals, the ADFA Sunday Senior Cup Final, and selection for the Iber Cup in Portugal.

The trophy was presented to Matt by Premier League Referee Peter Bankes.

Matt O'Shea; YRotY 2019

Christmas Raffle 2019

We’re excited to announce the launch of our 2019 Christmas Raffle!  This annual event is our main fundraiser, enabling us to provide training and development opportunities to our referees throughout the year.  All support is greatly appreciated.

Entries can be made online via our JustGiving page … Click Here!

One ticket will be put into the draw for every £2 given … please remember to provide your contact details so that we can get in touch if you win a prize!  Prizes include a PS4 (with FIFA20), a Fitbit Charge 3, an Amazon Fire 8 Tablet and many more!

Please share with friends, family and colleagues.  Every ticket sold helps us to improve the standard of refereeing in the district.

The draw will take place at our meeting on Thursday 19th December, starting from 19:30.