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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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.