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.
Huge congratulations to Simon Humphries and Ryan Watson who have been appointed to an International Youth Friendly match. Good luck to the whole team.
England Women’s U17 v USA Women’s U17
International Youth Friendly
Saturday 25th February 2017; 14:00
Venue: New Bucks Head Stadium, AFC Telford FC
Referee: Nikolas Story
Assistants: Simon Humphries & Jessica Shuker
Fourth Official: Ryan Watson
For the first time, we are producing our own training film to use for the development of our referees, allowing us to focus on the specific areas that are relevant to the majority of our members.
The team were out filming this morning. Huge thank yous go to: Stuart Kay and Anthony Taylor for organising; Tom Cassidy for being the referee; Dave Cross (http://weddingdaymedia.co.uk/) for filming; Colin Dowdy and all the staff, parents and players from Sale Utd for their time and enthusiastic participation; Stephen Brown and Dennis Phillips for their assistance.
Congratulations to all officials on the following appointments to the 2016/17 Altrincham & District FA Cup Semi-Finals:
ADFA Senior Cup
Referee: Tom Cassidy
Assistant Referees: Freddie Gent and Tom O’Brien
Referee: Brian Coyne
Assistant Referees: James Watson and George Donovan
ADFA Sunday Senior Cup
Referee: Oliver Chow
Assistant Referees: Jack Reddington and James Memory
Referee: Mike Ransome
Assistant Referees: Matthew O’Shea and Nigel Peacock