Welcome to the home of Altrincham & District Referees

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

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.