Christmas Raffle Winners 2018

A huge thank you to all the individuals and companies who donated prizes to our 2018 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.

New Referee Course

Details have been announced for the next local New Referee Course to be run by Cheshire FA.

Price: £130
Venue: South Manchester Sports Club, St Anne’s Road North, Heald Green. SK8 4RZ
Day 1: Monday 22nd October 9-5pm
Day 2: Tuesday 23rd October 9-5pm
Next steps event: Wednesday 24th October 7.30-9.30pm @ Altrincham FC

Register your interest: RefereeCourses@CheshireFA.com

Phillips appointed to FA Girls Youth Cup Final

We’re absolutely delighted that Charlotte Phillips has been appointed to the FA Girls Youth Cup Final as Fourth Official. Another great appointment for our leading female referee. Good luck to all the officials.

FA Girls Youth Cup Final
Manchester City v Reading
Saturday 14th April 2018 @ St George’s Park

Referee: Chloe Matthews
Assistant Referees: Jade Wardle and Yasmin Saeed
Fourth Official: Charlotte Phillips

Taylor heading to U17 World Cup

Anthony Taylor heads out to India this week to continue preparations ahead of the U17 World Cup. Anthony and his assistants, Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn, are the English representatives amongst the match officials for the tournament, which runs from 6th-28th October. 

We wish them all well! 

Summer Events

The end of the football season doesn’t send referees into hibernation for a few months. Our summer events programme started in late May with the County RA Quiz. Two teams represented Altrincham and had an enjoyable evening, bearing in mind that it’s the taking part that counts (Stockport won, again). As the weather heated up, so did our rivalry with our close neighbours. The Altrincham Refs v Stockport Refs cricket match was a success once again, and this time the result does matter (we won!). As thoughts turned towards the new season, a few of our members attended the RA Referee Development Weekend near Leicester, enjoying training sessions from multiple Premier League officials and the opportunity to network with referees from across the country. At the end of July we’ll have a number of members officiating in tournaments and pre-season friendlies, getting themselves ready for a flying start to the 2017/18 season!

  

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.