Altrincham Change Appointments System

In an effort to improve how they appoint and develop our referees, Altrincham DFA have been working towards a central appointing system for our leagues and referees. From MONDAY 7th DECEMBER 2015, Altrincham DFA will be taking over responsibility for the refereeing appointments for all matches played in the Timperley League (which have been previously appointed by Simon Franks).

This appointments process will be overseen by our district referee secretary, Chris Broadhurst (07772376679).

It is therefore extremely important that all registered referees keep Chris updated with their availability/non-availability on the following email address: adfareferees@gmail.com

If you are not available, for whatever reason, it is vitally important that you “close” any dates via the above email address as soon as possible.

Rohan Anand: Young Referee of the Year

Congratulations to Rohan Anand who has been presented with the ADRS Young Referee of the Year award for the 2014/15 season. Rohan was presented with the trophy on Wednesday evening by Kevin Friend, Premier League Referee.

Rohan started refereeing at the age of 14 motivated by the potential to earn some money, but saw the potential to progress after transferring into the Altrincham District 2 years later. Attending Development Group meetings and using the wider support network to improve, Rohan progressed to Level 6 and is currently on track to achieve promotion to Level 5. He believes you get out of refereeing what you put in, and has given time back to help mentor new referees in the District.

Rohan follows in the footsteps of some notable names – the list of previous winners, and Rohan’s presentation picture, can be viewed here.

Anthony Taylor to referee first UCL match

On Tuesday, Anthony will take charge of the Astana vs. Atletico Madrid UEFA Champions League group stage match. Having previously acted as an Additional Assistant Referee in Champions League matches, and refereed Europa League and International matches, this is Anthony’s first appointment to referee in the UCL group stages.

Anthony will be assisted by Michael Mullarkey and Stephen Child, with Martin Atkinson and Jon Moss as the additional assistants. Harry Lennard completes the all English line-up as fourth official.

Dennis Phillips Receives CCFA Award

Dennis Phillips has been presented with the award for Outstanding Contribution to Refereeing at the Cheshire FA 2015 Awards. Dennis has provided over 40 years of service to refereeing, and following a successful active career has dedicated recent years to the development and progression of other referees in the district.

We send our heartfelt congratulations to Dennis on this well deserved award.

Anthony Taylor to referee UEFA U19 Final

Following a successful tournament, Anthony Taylor has been appointed as referee for the UEFA European U19 Championship Final in Greece. Sunday’s final will be contested by Spain and Russia, and will be live on Eurosport at 18:45. 

Anthony will be assisted by Dennis Rasmussen (Denmark) and Nemanja Petrovic (Serbia), with Tamas Bognar (Hungary) as 4th official. 

Anthony Taylor to referee The FA Community Shield

Continuing a very successful 2015 which has seen Anthony appointed as referee to the Capital One Cup Final, additional assistant for the UEFA Europa League Final, and a referee at the UEFA European U19 Championship Finals, we are delighted that he has now been appointed as referee for The FA Community Shield.

The match between Arsenal and Chelsea will be held at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 2nd August 2015 (3pm).

Anthony will be assisted by Gary Beswick and John Brooks, with Roger East as fourth official and Michael Salisbury as the reserve assistant. Our congratulations go to Anthony and all of his team.

UEFA European U19 Championship 

Anthony Taylor has been selected as one of six (and the only English) referees for the UEFA European U19 Championship Finals being held in Greece during July. 

The two week, eight team tournament kicks off on Monday 6th July, and we’re delighted that Anthony has been given the honour of refereeing the tournament’s opening match between hosts Greece and Ukraine. 

Alex Phillips – Cheshire FA Academy Referee of the Year

Altrincham referee Alex Phillips has been named Cheshire FA’s Academy Referee of the Year. Alex’s dedication to refereeing goes beyond his own appointments, regularly offering his help as a mentor to new referees in the district and assisting as Referee Development Programme meetings. We’re delighted that Alex’s hard work, skill and dedication has been recognised with this award.

More information on the Cheshire FA website: www.cheshirefa.com/news/2015/may/academy-referee-of-the-year

Anthony Taylor appointed to Europa League Final

We’re delighted that Anthony Taylor has been appointed as an Additional Assistant Referee to this season’s UEFA Europe League Final. 

The final on 27th May at Poland’s national stadium in Warsaw will be refereed by Martin Atkinson, with Mike Mullarkey and Stephen Child as assistant referees. Anthony Taylor and Andre Marriner are additional assistant referees and Jake Collin is appointed as reserve assistant referee.