Dennis Phillips Receives CCFA Award

Dennis Phillips has been presented with the award for Outstanding Contribution to Refereeing at the Cheshire FA 2015 Awards. Dennis has provided over 40 years of service to refereeing, and following a successful active career has dedicated recent years to the development and progression of other referees in the district.

We send our heartfelt congratulations to Dennis on this well deserved award.

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. 

Anthony Taylor to referee The FA Community Shield

Continuing a very successful 2015 which has seen Anthony appointed as referee to the Capital One Cup Final, additional assistant for the UEFA Europa League Final, and a referee at the UEFA European U19 Championship Finals, we are delighted that he has now been appointed as referee for The FA Community Shield.

The match between Arsenal and Chelsea will be held at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 2nd August 2015 (3pm).

Anthony will be assisted by Gary Beswick and John Brooks, with Roger East as fourth official and Michael Salisbury as the reserve assistant. Our congratulations go to Anthony and all of his team.

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. 

Alex Phillips – Cheshire FA Academy Referee of the Year

Altrincham referee Alex Phillips has been named Cheshire FA’s Academy Referee of the Year. Alex’s dedication to refereeing goes beyond his own appointments, regularly offering his help as a mentor to new referees in the district and assisting as Referee Development Programme meetings. We’re delighted that Alex’s hard work, skill and dedication has been recognised with this award.

More information on the Cheshire FA website: www.cheshirefa.com/news/2015/may/academy-referee-of-the-year

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.

27 New Referees in Altrincham

We’re delighted that the Altrincham & District FA have 27 newly qualified football referees following completion of their latest course at Sale United FC, led by Stuart Kay. After attending a 3 day course in November and passing an exam on the Laws of the Game, the trainee referees have been refereeing in the Timperley & District Junior Football League under the watchful eye of mentors. Having successfully completed a number of matches, they have now been signed off as FA Qualified Referees.

We look forward to the new referees joining the society next season.

ADFA Cup Final Appointments

Congratulations to all officials on the following appointments to the 2014/15 Altrincham & District FA Cup Finals:

ADFA Senior Cup
Referee: Jonathan Broadhurst
Assistant Referees: Garrie Stockley and Oliver Chow
Fourth Official: Steve Skilton

ADFA Sunday Senior Cup
Referee: Tom Kirk
Assistant Referees: Alex Phillips and Mike Ransome
Fourth Official: Felipe Morais