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Altrincham & District Referees’ Society is the local branch of the Referees’ Association. Our members include referees serving all levels of the game, from junior grass roots matches through to FIFA international matches. This range of experience is of great benefit to all members of the society as we help each other to improve and develop.

We meet once per month, running an outdoor training & development session led by FA Referee Tutors, followed by an indoor session covering a variety of topics during the season. In between the two sessions we have time for food and networking! Our programme includes training from Premier League and Football League officials, and is designed to be of benefit to referees from all levels.

We also work closely with the Altrincham & District FA, and many of our members give their time to observing, mentoring and tutoring referees to aid their development.

Latest News

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.