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 – Development Group practical training
19:30-20:00 – Meet & greet including hot food … 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.
2019/20 Development Evenings & Meetings
Thursday 27th February 2020 – The Challenges of being an AR; James Mainwaring (SG2 Assistant Referee)
Thursday 26th March 2020 – Richard Kettleborough (Elite Cricket Umpire)
Thursday 23rd April 2020 – AGM
Saturday 23rd May 2020 – Centenary Celebration @ Cresta Court Hotel
Sat 4th & Sun 5th July 2020 – National RA Development Weekend (location tbc)
Thursday 23rd January 2020 – Adding the Extra Sparkle; James Oldham (Football League Referee)
Thursday 19th December 2019 – Christmas Quiz and Raffle
Thursday 28th November 2019 – The Importance of Teamwork; Peter Bankes (Premier League Referee)
Thursday 24th October 2019 – The Positive Impact of Leadership; Leigh Doughty (Football League Referee)
Thursday 26th September 2019 – Positioning with Purpose; led by our Youth Reps
Thursday 22nd August 2019 – 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.