Referee Development Group

In addition to the monthly sessions held at Altrincham FC, we run our Referee Development Group for referees in their first two years post-qualifying. The sessions run for this group are aimed at building on the learnings from the Referee Course and early refereeing experiences, and preparing referees for the next stage of development opportunities through County Academies.

All our registered referees will be invited to attend all of the sessions, and there is an expectation that you must attend a minimum of two sessions during the season as part of your ongoing training and development, so please put these dates in your diaries. It is the expectation that you respond to each invitation as a matter of common courtesy, either confirming your attendance or giving apologies for non-attendance.

The sessions on the current rotation are:
Monday 11th February: Match Preparation, led by Trevor Massey (FA Referee Tutor)
Monday 11th March: Recognising Offences, led by Stephen Brown (FA Referee Tutor)
Monday 8th April: Managing Misconduct, led by Chris Broadhurst (FA Referee Tutor)

These sessions will be held at Sale United FC, Crossford Bridge, Sale, from 19:30 – 21:15.