This years awards are the most difficult yet, with our up and coming officials having numerous finals, development games. This year doesn’t just include your 11 v 11 referees with an international Futsal official on the up and coming list. Sheffield RA are going from strength to strength in terms of development. 

The List of referees are

Aaron Hallam
Carl Jones
Dean Young
Jacob Guest
Sam Clayton
Stacey Hall

Details of our up and coming officials season are below, have a read through and use the link sent via email to decide who you want to vote for Only full Sheffield RA members can vote.
Aaron Hallam

This seasons been a good season for me it’s been my first season on the northern counties east league, which is a tremendous learning curve. My goal was first promotion 7-6 and I’ve achieved this as well as being selected for the FA’s core programme.
I’ve been appointed to several honours games. This year I’ve been appointed as assistant referee on the u18 Crossley final,, fourth official on the u18 bud Evans cup, referee on the division two county senior league playoff final,  county senior league charity final, linesman on the u13 challenge cup semi-final, linesman for the Sunday senior challenge cup semi-final and the y11 schools cup final.
I will be aiming to push on for the next season and hopefully achieve promotion once again.


Carl Jones

This has been my first season as a specialist futsal referee following my promotion to the Select Group of Futsal Referees at the end of last season.  There are currently only 12 of us nationwide in the Select Group.  My season kicked off with my appointment to the European University Games Futsal Championships in Zagreb, Croatia last July.  That was a fantastic experience and I was appointed to referee the men’s quarter and semi finals and I was the first English official to be involved in a final at the competition when I was appointed as timekeeper for the women’s final. 

In December I was appointed to the inaugural Home Nations Futsal Tournament in Cardiff and took charge of my first international game between Wales and Scotland.  I was also second referee for the game between Scotland and Northern Ireland.  The following month I was appointed to referee a behind closed doors friendly at St George’s Park between England and The Netherlands. 

To conclude the season, I have been appointed to referee the Women’s Grand Finals and also as reserve official for the Men’s Grand Finals which are taking place over the first weekend of June.  I have also been accepted onto the next FA Tutor Training Course to become a futsal referee tutor.

Dean Young

My first season as an official in the county senior league, northern counties, Wragg league, blades super draw and the u18 bud Evan’s league has been really challenging at times and pushed me both mentally and physically.

Match day prep I always know my appearance, attitude, confidence and ability to sell my decisions whether I’m correct or not will always be under scrutiny.

Matches I have officiated in 

* CFA u16 sheffield Utd & sheffield Wednesday 

* u-18 Bud Evans cup final 2nd Assistant 

*Junior challenge cup final 2nd Assistant 

* Wragg league u 45-s semi final  1st Assistant 

* County senior q-finals Referee 

I really know my season this year has developed well and I have gained so much experience and confidence from attending my RA meetings, promotion seminar’s and also with the help of my assigned mentor in Dave March is at the end of a phone whenever times and games have been tough. I hope to keep pushing myself to gain promotion’s and would dearly like to become a level 4 referee and then take it from there.

Jacob Guest
I’m 19 and been refereeing for 3 years I work as a sports coach in primary schools in South Yorkshire I also coach a girls u16 football team . I still like to play football Sunday mornings and referee in the SHGCL Saturday which I really enjoy,  I do boys Sunday league as an when I can I have had the pleasure of refereeing the girls cup final for the last 2 years. I know this is awarded based on club marks so I must be doing something right. I’ve also enjoyed being appointed to the school cup finals, as well as doing soccer aid in 2016 and been asked back for 2017.  
I enjoy the mentoring weekend at the Billy Sharp tournament, its great to get advice and help from experienced referees, being a SUFC fan as well makes it extra special (don’t hold that against me when voting). The times come for my first promotion push and I’ve already enjoyed my first assistant referee roles with Sheffield FC ladies. I can’t wait for the new season and to push harder.  

Sam Clayton

My season long aim had been to gain my level 5 promotion, which in the end I did! Along with achieving this, I’ve been honoured to be involved in a number of key games, appointed to the U18s Cup finals for both boys and girls. The girls league has a policy you can only get the U18’s cup final once so its great to have reached that goal. I was selected for the Premier League Youth Tournament and I’ve had my first taste as an assistant on the North-East Counties League.
I also had the great pleasure of refereeing SUFC academy vs NIKE academy, the level of the game was excellent and a real test.
I feel I have developed by wide margins this season through many aspects of my game and to be able to receive such appointments shows that all of my best efforts are worthwhile.

Stacey Hall 

I’ve had a good season, passing my fitness test and one of the first female referees to make level 4 in our county. (Only two have done this, both this year).
I’m a county senior referee and have had some amazing appointments in County Senior, 1st vs 2nd and also 3rd vs 4th without assistants. Even having teams in the relegation battle which was a challenge in itself and a challenge I met with enthusiasm and determination.
I’ve enjoyed semi-final cup appointments on both the Sunday junior cup and Meadowhall league. I’ve also received finals, I’ve refereed the Women’s County Cup Final Huddersfield vs Barnsley Ladies, I will be on the line at Bramall Lane for the Meadowhall Cup Final and my last final will be the Women’s FA Youth cup final at the end of May.

My favourite fixture was making my international debut as assistant referee, England U17’s vs Norway U17’s. The atmosphere was surreal and I was proud to have been given such a fixture.
I truly have loved this season and officiated on U11’s girls to a women’s international, from a boys game on a Sunday morning to a men’s final at Bramall Lane, I hope I’m equal to the challenges for next season.