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Fife Referee Association continues to be well represented in our local leagues, in Europe and around the World

David McGeachie
David McGeachie


David has just returned from India where he was selected by FIFA to be part of the Scottish Team of Officials at the FIFA U17 World Cup.

Accompanying David to the tournament throughout October were; Bobby Madden as Referee and Alastair Mather, Assistant Referee.

The tournament is played through to 28th October when the Final will be played.

The three officials are one of 21 teams of referees selected by FIFA for the competition.

There are 8 teams of officials selected from UEFA Associations.

All the officials were required to arrive in India on 29th September for a week’s preparation in Kalhara.

24 National Associations contest the Finals, starting the competition in six groups of four.

David and the Scottish Team of Officials took part in the Costa Rica v Guinea and Brazil v Niger matches.

David went on to be the Reserve Assistant Referee in the Mali v Ghana match while Bobby Madden was 4th Official in the same match.

FIFA U-17 World Cup

Following on from his trip to India, David has taken part in the UEFA Europa League Match Day 4 game between SK Slavia Prague v Villarreal.

David McGeachie
   

Lorraine Watson

Lorraine Clark

Following on from Lorraine's involvement in the UEFA Women’s Championships in the Netherlands in July, where she reached the Quarter Final Stage, Lorraine has since been appointed to Referee at the UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying Mini Tournament in Croatia in August.

Lorraine then went on to Referee the 1st Leg Tie between AFC Ajax v Brescia Femminile in the Round of 32 in the UEFA Women's Champions League in September and then the Women's World Cup Qualifier Match between Croatia v Denmark.

The Association's best wishes go with Lorraine in the excellent achievements in the Refereeing world.


  Lorraine Watson
Dougie PotterDougie Potter

Dougie Potter

Dougie enjoyed participating in the World Cup Qualifier Match in early October when he was Assistant Referee to Andrew Dallas in the match between San Marino v Norway. Kevin Clancy and Nick Walsh made up the full complement of Match Officials on this match.

Dougie has since taken part in the UEFA Europa League Match Day 4 game between Hertha BSC Berlin v FC Zorya Luthansk.




Jordan Stokoe

Jordan Stokoe

Jordan continues his European dream with a further appointment to a UEFA Europa League Qualification Match.
The game is the Match Day 4 tie between Hertha BSC Berlin v FC Zorya Luthansk.

Jordan was 4th Official on this match and joined Dougie Potter (above) who was Assistant Referee on the match.


  Jordan Stokoe
Garry Farmer
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Garry Farmer

Garry has joined the International scene as he will be officiating as Assistant Referee in the Vauxhall U19 International Challenge Match between Scotland and Sweden.

Andy Gamble is awarded the Archie Webster Shield

Andy Gamble-Archie Webster Shield



Andy Gamble is awarded the Archie Webster Shield for his commitment to and progression in the world of Refereeing.

The Archie Webster Trophy is awarded to a Referee who has shown potential in their early stages and who show a commitment to the Fife Referee Association.

Andy currently referees in the Youth League and often carries out Assistant Referee duties in the East Region Junior FA Super League Matches. Andy is a regular at the Referee Training Sessions.


Andy is shown pictured with Stuart Macaulay, Association Manager.

Referee Recruitment

Referees who have recently completed their Introductory Exam and who are now on their way to a Refereeing career, were presented with their Certificates by the Association President, David McGeachie and Association Manager, Ricky Smith.

Thomas Roberts
Liam Macaulay
Andrew Lafferty
Thomas Robert
Keir Macaulay
Andrew Lafferty
Sean McKinnon
John Donnelly
Liam Watt
Sean McKinnon
John Donnelly
Liam Watt

If you're interested in Becoming a Ref

The next course will be in February 2018 and will take place at Fife College, St Brycedale Campus, Kirkcaldy. The course runs for 8 - 10 weeks and starts at 6.15pm till 8.45pm.

The cost - remains at £20 (£12 if you are unemployed or in Full Time Education). Applicants are welcome from both males and females, the criteria being that you must be aged 16 by the end of the course.... Oh, and by the way, there is no upper age limit. Contact our Secretary or our Association Tutor to make your interest known. There is more information on our Recruitment Page.

SPECSAVERS OFFER TO REFEREES

Specsavers continue to offer Referees the chance to benefit from the group’s Premium Club, an eye care package that gives exclusive deals on eyewear. Through the club, and being a Referee, you are entitled to a discount voucher, which can be redeemed on certain ranges of specs at your local store. The savings can be combined with many of the in-store offers, including two-for-one. In addition, if you are willing to support the store with future publicity or events, you could be offered the chance to benefit from free specs or lenses. Remember also that any Referee's family can benefit from the voucher scheme. For more details of how the scheme works, got to the Members Page.

Association Training

Training continues at the Michael Woods Sports & Leisure Centre in Glenrothes each Tuesday night. We have the facility of the athletics track from 7.15 till 8.45 Come along and get yourself fit and keep up the level. If you are unsure as to whether training will take place, IE due to bad weather etc., please contact one of the Secretarial Team who will let you know.

Association Meeting

The next Association Meeting will take place on Thursday 8 February 2018 at 7pm. The venue will be Fife House, Glenrothes. There will be coaching on any changes to the Laws of the Game. A meeting well worth attending. Look forward to seeing you there and if you foresee difficulty in travelling to the meeting, please get in touch with the Association Secretary.

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MATCH RECORD PADS

New Match Record pads are available in the Members Area. Just click on the link to the one you require and print the document out. A pair of scissors will be required to cut to required size.

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