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Congratulations to Sheffield RA member Craig Pawson on making it onto the FIFA listing.

Well done from all of the refereeing community. 

Training Night : Your road to FIFA begins

January 15th is the Sheffield RA training night and if your serious about refereeing and progressing this is the night for you. If you want to get a few less comments when refereeing this is the night for you. In fact if your a qualified referee or looking to be a referee this is your night.
Whats the pathway from junior leagues to the premiership?
Whats handball and what isn’t?
What are the best angles?

So many more questions.
Its worth coming January 15th 2015
Carlton Club, Gleadless 7.30pm Start

Great to see you there

 The Sheffield and District Referees Association 

President         John Abey 

Chairman         Paul Cooper 

Dear Colleagues

It is with great honour that I write to you as Chairman of this distinguished Association.

May I offer my congratulations to all our members who have gained a promotion during the current season and received honours games for your excellence and dedication? For next season I ask that you don’t forget to train during the summer and wish you all success in the objectives you set yourself in your refereeing path. Remember to set yourself a realistic target.

At this point I would like us to take a moment to remember our refereeing colleagues who we have lost this year. Never a year goes by without us losing a member who has made a significant contribution to our membership and association.

Please also remember to spend some quality time with your families, in between watching the World Cup. On your behalf this association has written to Howard Webb and his team to congratulate them being selected for the tournament. Howard has agreed to come to speak to us at our September 2014 meeting.

We are also pleased that Craig Pawson has accepted our invitation to become an Honorary Vice President. We look forward to his continued support in the future.

For 2013 / 14 we have had some excellent training evenings supported by video analysis which has caused great debate in the room and some excellent banter. I wish to thank Simon Hall for his continued support in making these evenings a success. I would also like to thank our guest speakers for giving up their time to come and speak to us.

Your committee will be busy during the summer making arrangements for the new season’s meetings, which will continue to be held at the Carlton Sports Club, 896 Gleadless Road, Sheffield, S12 2QF subject to the member’s approval. The meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month, except for December when we bring the meeting forward by one week. Meetings start at 7:30. I would also like thank the committee for their dedication in support of our members.

As this great association moves forward we are reminded of the referee’s motto, “Service before self”. Without you, our members, we would not have an association. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions as to how we can improve this association and our meetings then please do not hesitate to contact me by one of the above methods.

Please remember to rejoin the RA tonight and encourage as many of your colleagues to do so as well. With you onboard our association and home membership will remain strong.

With determination, commitment and a bit of luck I am sure we will all meet our targets for the 2014/11 season.

Yours in sport

Paul Cooper

On behalf of Sheffield & District Referees Association  Chairmans letter 2014

 

Previous News

Development evenings have been well received, covering body language, flagging techniques, off sides.

We have received great advice from the best, premiership referees and assistants.
RA members will receive huge discounts or even get the brand new referee kit for Free.

Sheffield RA also came 4th in the county Quiz.(out of 4)

Another hugely successful Golf Day, (This years event is in August )

Plus we have a new honorary vice president in premiership referee Craig Pawson

Premiership Referee recently at Aprils meeting

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

21st August 2014 The first meeting of the new season

Sheffield RA meet the third Thursday of the month