Anthony Taylor gets FA Cup Final

We’re absolutely delighted and very proud that Anthony Taylor has been appointed as referee for the FA Cup Final. As a member of our society since he became a referee, we’ve had the pleasure of watching his progression from local football to the international stage, and now receiving the appointment that Anthony describes as “the pinnacle of your domestic career”.

Full details can be viewed on The Fa’s website: http://www.thefa.com/news/2017/apr/26/anthony-taylor-to-referee-emirates-fa-cup-final-260417

ADFA Cup Final Appointments

Congratulations to all officials on the following appointments to the 2016/17 Altrincham & District FA Cup Finals:

ADFA Senior Cup Final
Referee: Andy Worthington
Assistant Referees: Graham Anderson and Mike Ransome
Fourth Official: Steve Wright
To be played on Monday 8th May 2017, Kick-off 7.30pm at Altrincham FC Moss Lane

ADFA Sunday Senior Cup Final
Referee: Alexander Phillips
Assistant Referees: Tom Cassidy and Charlotte Phillips
Fourth Official: Felipe Morais
To be played on Wednesday 26th April 2017, Kick-off 7.30pm at Altrincham FC Moss Lane

Please get down to Moss Lane to support your colleagues if you can.

International Appointment

Huge congratulations to Simon Humphries and Ryan Watson who have been appointed to an International Youth Friendly match. Good luck to the whole team.
England Women’s U17 v USA Women’s U17
International Youth Friendly
Saturday 25th February 2017; 14:00
Venue: New Bucks Head Stadium, AFC Telford FC
Referee: Nikolas Story
Assistants: Simon Humphries & Jessica Shuker
Fourth Official: Ryan Watson

Training film being produced

For the first time, we are producing our own training film to use for the development of our referees, allowing us to focus on the specific areas that are relevant to the majority of our members. 
The team were out filming this morning. Huge thank yous go to: Stuart Kay and Anthony Taylor for organising; Tom Cassidy for being the referee; Dave Cross (http://weddingdaymedia.co.uk/) for filming; Colin Dowdy and all the staff, parents and players from Sale Utd for their time and enthusiastic participation; Stephen Brown and Dennis Phillips for their assistance. 

ADFA Cup Semi-Final Appointments

Congratulations to all officials on the following appointments to the 2016/17 Altrincham & District FA Cup Semi-Finals:

ADFA Senior Cup
Referee: Tom Cassidy
Assistant Referees: Freddie Gent and Tom O’Brien

Referee: Brian Coyne
Assistant Referees: James Watson and George Donovan

ADFA Sunday Senior Cup
Referee: Oliver Chow
Assistant Referees: Jack Reddington and James Memory

Referee: Mike Ransome
Assistant Referees: Matthew O’Shea and Nigel Peacock

RA Membership 2016/17

A number of members have received an email from the RA asking them to renew their membership. We can reassure members that anyone who has renewed their membership through the Society does have active membership of the RA.

Anyone who has not yet renewed their membership should contact Steve Skilton immediately. 

Tom Cassidy – Young Referee of the Year

Tom Cassidy has been presented with the award of Young Referee of the Year for the 2015/16 season. Tom has excelled on the field, gaining promotion to Level 6 and achieving success as a member of the Cheshire FA Referee Academy. When time allows, Tom volunteers as a mentor to share his support and experience with trainee referees in the District.

Tom was presented with the trophy by former winner and now FIFA Referee, Anthony Taylor. The presentation photo and a list of previous winners can be found here.