Taylor returns for second FA Cup Final

Altrincham’s Anthony Taylor will become the first person for 120 years to referee a second FA Cup Final after he and his team were appointed to this year’s showpiece.

Speaking to The FA, Anthony said “Of course, any Final is obviously a huge honour and privilege for the whole team to be doing and I sincerely mean that about the team because I’m in the fortunate position where I get to work with the same two assistants on every game both at home and abroad.

“It’s just an iconic occasion at the best of times, but this year is a unique one with no spectators. We know there are different circumstances this year and the 2020 Final will always be remembered because of this.

“But it was a little bit unexpected to get the call, having already refereed the FA Cup Final a couple of years ago, so I’m very humbled and equally honoured to have been asked to take charge of the Final again.

“It’s ironic that it’s the same clubs, but it’s now two different teams. Clubs who reach the Final don’t get there by fluke, and whichever teams end up in the FA Cup Final, it’s always going to be an intense occasion to officiate.

“However, any official who has refereed the FA Cup Final will say that when you’re appointed to the game, it’s not just recognition for you as an individual, it’s a recognition for all of the people who’ve supported you over the years and helped you to reach the elite level.

“That’s what makes the occasion so special, not just the match but that you get to share it with your close friends and family who will be there supporting you. Obviously, that’s not going to be possible this time, but there’s other ways and means that friends and family can be supporting us on the day.”

We wish the full team of Anthony, Gary, Adam, Chris, Lee, Stuart and Steve the best of luck.

Cheshire FA Ladies Cup Final

Congratulations to Charlotte Phillips and Matthew O’Shea who were Referee and Assistant Referee for the Cheshire FA Ladies Cup Final, alongside Adrian Duicu and Tom Harrison from Chester.

CCFA Ladies Cup Final 2018

ADFA Cup Final Appointments

Congratulations to all officials on the following appointments to the 2017/18 Altrincham & District FA Cup Finals:

ADFA Senior Cup Final
Referee: Felipe Morais
Assistant Referees: Tom Cassidy and Freddie Gent
Fourth Official: Simon Humphries
Tie to be played on Thursday 3rd May, 19:30 at Altrincham FC.

ADFA Sunday Senior Cup Final
Referee: Oliver Chow
Assistant Referees: Mike Ransome and Tom O’Brien
Fourth Official: Andy Worthington
Tie to be played on Tuesday 8th May, 19:30 at Altrincham FC.

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

ADFA Cup Final Appointments

Congratulations to all officials on the following appointments to the 2015/16 Altrincham & District FA Cup Finals:

ADFA Senior Cup Final
Referee: Alex Phillips
Assistant Referees: Felipe Morais and Mark Watkins
Fourth Official: Tom Cassidy
To be played on Monday 11th April 2016, Kick-off 7.30pm at Altrincham FC Moss Lane

ADFA Sunday Senior Cup Final
Referee: Steve Wright
Assistant Referees: Oliver Chow and Brian Coyne
Fourth Official: Chris Clarke
To be played on Tuesday 19th April 2016, Kick-off 7.30pm at Altrincham FC Moss Lane

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

Anthony Taylor appointed to Euro 2016

UEFA have today announced the full teams of match officials for UEFA EURO 2016, and we’re delighted to confirm that Anthony Taylor has been selected as an Additional Assistant within Mark Clattenburg’s team.

Anthony and Mark are 2 of 12 English officials who have been named on the initial list for this summer’s tournament, and our congratulations go to all of them. The full list can be found here on the UEFA website.

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.