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.
A number of members have received an email from the RA asking them to renew their membership. We can reassure members that anyone who has renewed their membership through the Society does have active membership of the RA.
Anyone who has not yet renewed their membership should contact Steve Skilton immediately.
Tom Cassidy has been presented with the award of Young Referee of the Year for the 2015/16 season. Tom has excelled on the field, gaining promotion to Level 6 and achieving success as a member of the Cheshire FA Referee Academy. When time allows, Tom volunteers as a mentor to share his support and experience with trainee referees in the District.
Tom was presented with the trophy by former winner and now FIFA Referee, Anthony Taylor. The presentation photo and a list of previous winners can be found here.
Congratulations to all officials on the following appointments to the 2015/16 Altrincham & District FA Cup Finals:
ADFA Senior Cup Final
Referee: Alex Phillips
Assistant Referees: Felipe Morais and Mark Watkins
Fourth Official: Tom Cassidy
To be played on Monday 11th April 2016, Kick-off 7.30pm at Altrincham FC Moss Lane
ADFA Sunday Senior Cup Final
Referee: Steve Wright
Assistant Referees: Oliver Chow and Brian Coyne
Fourth Official: Chris Clarke
To be played on Tuesday 19th April 2016, Kick-off 7.30pm at Altrincham FC Moss Lane
Please get down to Moss Lane to support your colleagues if you can.