Upcoming Meetings

Now that we’ve returned to face-to-face meetings, all meetings will take place at Altrincham FC Community Sports Hall. The standard meeting schedule is below, but please keep an eye out for our emails for specific details each month.

19:00-19:30 – Food, social and opportunity to speak to mentors and other referees
19:30-20:00 – ADRS business
20:00-21:15 – Main development session (see below)

Any members who wish to attend a meeting but need assistance with transport are encouraged to contact a member of the Committee.

Upcoming Events

Thursday 25th August 2022 – Guest Speaker: Nigel Freelove (CCFA RDO)
Thursday 22nd September 2022 – Guest Speaker: Leigh Doughty (SG2 Referee)
Thursday 27th October 2022 – Guest Speaker: Matt Donohue (SG2 Referee)
Thursday 24th November 2022 – Guest Speaker: James Mainwaring (SG1 Assistant Referee)
Thursday 15th December 2022 – Christmas raffle and social
Thursday 26th January 2023 – TBC
Thursday 23rd February 2023 – Youth Committee led evening
Thursday 23rd March 2023 – TBC
Thursday 27th April 2023 – AGM

Previous Events

2021/22 Development Evenings & Meetings
Saturday 28th May 2022 – Centenary Celebration @ Cresta Court Hotel
Thursday 28th April 2022 – AGM
Thursday 24th March 2022 – Christmas Quiz (yes, the delayed one from December!)
Thursday 24th February 2022 – Youth Committee – Communication for referees
Thursday 27th January 2022 – Video Clips – The impact of our actions; Stephen Brown
Thursday 25th November 2021 – Player Management and Communication; Trevor Massey & Nigel Freelove
Thursday 28th October 2021 – Misconduct Workshops with CCFA staff
Thursday 23rd September 2021 – “Effective Positioning”; George Cain (FA Regional CORE Performance Coach)
Thursday 26th August 2021 – LOTG updates and Social event

2020/21 Development Evenings & Meetings
Thursday 27th May 2021 (on Zoom) – AGM
Thursday 22nd April 2021 (on Zoom) – Video Clip Analysis; Stephen Brown
Thursday 25th March 2021 (on Zoom) – David Coote (Premier League and FIFA Referee)
Thursday 26th November 2020 (on Zoom) – Maximising your potential; Ben Speedie (Football League Referee)
Thursday 22nd October 2020 (on Zoom) – The ability to park decisions; Liam Slack (PGMO Sports Psychologist)
Thursday 24th September (on Zoom) – Have you got what it takes?; Matt Donohue (SG2 Referee)
Thursday 27th August (on Zoom) – Preparing for the new season; Anthony Taylor and Stephen Brown

2019/20 Development Evenings & Meetings
Thursday 28th May – AGM (on Zoom)
Thursday 27th February – The Challenges of being an AR; James Mainwaring (SG2 Assistant Referee)
Thursday 23rd January – Adding the Extra Sparkle; James Oldham (Football League Referee)
Thursday 19th December – Christmas Quiz and Raffle
Thursday 28th November – The Importance of Teamwork; Peter Bankes (Premier League Referee)
Thursday 24th October – The Positive Impact of Leadership; Leigh Doughty (Football League Referee)
Thursday 26th September – Positioning with Purpose; led by our Youth Reps
Thursday 22nd August – A practical insight to Law amendments; led by Stephen Brown

2018/19 Development Evenings & Meetings
Thursday 25th April – AGM
Thursday 28th March – Game Management: A session led by our Youth Committee
Thursday 28th February – Observations: Adding the extra sparkle
Thursday 24th January – Leadership Skills, led by John Shiels (MU Foundation)
Thursday 20th December – Christmas Quiz and Raffle
Thursday 22nd November – Michael Oliver (FIFA Referee)
Thursday 25th October – Positioning with Purpose; led by Chris Broadhurst
Thursday 27th September – Developing an Understanding, interactive session with local managers
Thursday 23rd August – Pre-season Preparation, led by Anthony Taylor and Stephen Brown

2017/18 Development Evenings & Meetings
Thursday 26th April – Celebrating Success & AGM
Thursday 22nd March – Dealing with the Unexpected, led by Stephen Brown and Rick Bartlett
Thursday 22nd February – Teamwork, led by Chris Broadhurst and Stephen Brown
Thursday 25th January – #NoFear, led by Mike Jones (Premier League Referee)
Thursday 14th December – Christmas Quiz & Social
Thursday 23rd November – Managing Misconduct, led by Trevor Massey (FA Tutor)
Thursday 26th October – Leadership Skills, led by John Shiels (MU Foundation)
Thursday 28th September – Developing Our Understanding
Thursday 24th August – Positive Decision Making

2016/17 Meetings
Thursday 20th April – AGM
Thursday 23rd March – Working Together, led by ADFA Tutors
Thursday 23rd February – ADFA Training Event : Managing Misconduct
Thursday 15th December – Christmas Quiz & Social
Thursday 24th November – Guest Speaker : Neil Swarbrick, Premier League Referee
Thursday 27th October – ADFA Training Event, led by James Mainwaring
Thursday 22nd September – Review of Law changes, led by ADFA Tutors