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
Congratulations to all officials on the following appointments to the 2017/18 Altrincham & District FA Cup Finals:
ADFA Senior Cup Final
Referee: Felipe Morais
Assistant Referees: Tom Cassidy and Freddie Gent
Fourth Official: Simon Humphries
Tie to be played on Thursday 3rd May, 19:30 at Altrincham FC.
ADFA Sunday Senior Cup Final
Referee: Oliver Chow
Assistant Referees: Mike Ransome and Tom O’Brien
Fourth Official: Andy Worthington
Tie to be played on Tuesday 8th May, 19:30 at Altrincham FC.
Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets for our 2017 Christmas raffle. The funds raised make a massive positive impact to the training and development opportunities for referees in the Altrincham & District area.
The draw is being conducted in stages during the December meeting, and winners will be listed on the linked page as they are drawn: http://www.altyreferees.co.uk/christmas-raffle-winners-2017/
Our annual Christmas raffle generates funds for the Society to enable us to continue supporting the development of referees in the District. Tickets for the 2017 draw to be held on the evening of Thursday 14th December can be bought online via our JustGiving page. For every £2 donated, a ticket will be entered into the draw in your name (please remember to leave your name and contact details with your donation!).
Prizes include an iPad, a Fit Bit, an Amazon Echo, a Samsung Tablet, £50 in Toys R Us vouchers, plus many smaller prizes of wine, chocolates, etc.
An additional referee course has been added to the calendar for this season to meet the high demand we’re seeing for places on courses around the Cheshire County. This course will be held at Ashton on Mersey School during the Trafford Schools half-term holidays:
12th February 2018 9-5pm
13th February 2018 9-5pm
15th February 2018 7-8.30pm (Next Steps Event @ Altrincham FC)
The course costs £130 and is open to anyone aged 14+.
You can register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
ROAD CLOSURES: Be aware of road closures around the area on Sunday for the Manchester Half Marathon. Plan ahead!
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!
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!