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.
In an effort to improve how they appoint and develop our referees, Altrincham DFA have been working towards a central appointing system for our leagues and referees. From MONDAY 7th DECEMBER 2015, Altrincham DFA will be taking over responsibility for the refereeing appointments for all matches played in the Timperley League (which have been previously appointed by Simon Franks).
This appointments process will be overseen by our district referee secretary, Chris Broadhurst (07772376679).
It is therefore extremely important that all registered referees keep Chris updated with their availability/non-availability on the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not available, for whatever reason, it is vitally important that you “close” any dates via the above email address as soon as possible.
Congratulations to Rohan Anand who has been presented with the ADRS Young Referee of the Year award for the 2014/15 season. Rohan was presented with the trophy on Wednesday evening by Kevin Friend, Premier League Referee.
Rohan started refereeing at the age of 14 motivated by the potential to earn some money, but saw the potential to progress after transferring into the Altrincham District 2 years later. Attending Development Group meetings and using the wider support network to improve, Rohan progressed to Level 6 and is currently on track to achieve promotion to Level 5. He believes you get out of refereeing what you put in, and has given time back to help mentor new referees in the District.
Rohan follows in the footsteps of some notable names – the list of previous winners, and Rohan’s presentation picture, can be viewed here.
On Tuesday, Anthony will take charge of the Astana vs. Atletico Madrid UEFA Champions League group stage match. Having previously acted as an Additional Assistant Referee in Champions League matches, and refereed Europa League and International matches, this is Anthony’s first appointment to referee in the UCL group stages.
Anthony will be assisted by Michael Mullarkey and Stephen Child, with Martin Atkinson and Jon Moss as the additional assistants. Harry Lennard completes the all English line-up as fourth official.