As a temporary measure whilst we’re under COVID-19 related restrictions, events will be held online unless otherwise stated. Once we’re able to return to face-to-face meetings, all meetings will take place at Altrincham FC Community Sports Hall, and will start at 19:00. The format will be:
19:00-19:30 – Laws of the game / sharing match experiences
19:30-20:00 – Food, social and opportunity to speak to mentors and other referees
20:00-20:15 – ADRS business
20:15-21:30 – 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.
Thursday 28th January 2021 – Elite Umpiring; Richard Kettleborough (ECB & ICC umpire)
Thursday 25th February 2021 – Ed Duckworth (Cheshire FA RDO)
Thursday 25th March 2021 – Dave Coote (Premier League and FIFA Referee)
Thursday 22nd April 2021 – AGM
Saturday 15th May 2021 – Centenary Celebration @ Cresta Court Hotel
2020/21 Development Evenings & Meetings
Thursday 26th November 2020 – Maximising your potential; Ben Speedie (Football League Referee)
Thursday 22nd October 2020 – 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 26th March – cancelled
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
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.