Newsletter April 2018


The Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held at 7.30 pm on Thursday 12th April 2018 in the Auditorium at Hampden Park. Membership Fees are due to be paid prior to the AGM, alternatively if you are attending you can pay on the night.

Regional Training Day 2018
The first Regional Training Day of 2018 is being held in the Oriam and Heriot Watt University on Sunday 20th May and is open to Categories 4, 4dev, 5, 6 and 7.
Last years events (May and November) were very successful in terms of attendance and feedback was positive. Once again there will be some practical outdoor demonstrations to enhance your decision making. It would be helpful if you would bring along flags, cards and a whistle. Where possible football boots are the preferred attire for the practical sessions. The content of the course will be varied, incorporating all aspects of refereeing with advice of the highest quality.
The day will begin at 10 am and should conclude around 3.30.
In order to reserve a place at the RTD you should contact the Association Manager, Alan Cunningham by email.

London Marathon 2018
The following message is being sent on behalf of Management Committee members, David Munro;
As some of you may be aware, I am taking part in the London Marathon on Sunday 22nd April. My training is going well and my distance is up to 20 miles!!

I will be running in aid of Marie Curie who care for people and their families who have been diagnosed with terminal illness. The charity is a cause close to my heart and I have first-hand experience of the help that they provide families whose loved ones have been diagnosed with a terminal illness.

It would be great to get as much support and sponsorship as possible to support the magnificent work that this charity does. For every £1 that Marie Curie raise, 75p goes towards delivering, and improving, the care and support they offer. The other 25p goes towards generating future income. In 2016/17, they spent £149.5 million on our crucial caring services, research into terminal illness, and campaigning for better end of life care, as well as spending funds on improving awareness of our charity and generating future income.

I have set up a justgiving page at Any online donations would be greatly appreciated for such a great cause.

Thank you all in advance for your support. David

SSFRA Cup Final Dinner
The following message is being sent on behalf of our colleagues in the SSFRA;
We are delighted to say that it’s all systems go for our 2018 dinner to celebrate the achievements of our Cup Final teams on Saturday 12th May at Hampden Park, 7.30pm

– The event will be hosted by David Tanner (ex Sky Sports)
– David will chair a Q&A format with two speakers: Chic Charnley and Pat Nevin
– We are raising funds for the Chris Mitchell Foundation. Many of us will have had the pleasure of refereeing Chris through the years and his family has established a charity in his name to raise money and awareness for mental health training (

We would be grateful if you could register your interest at the earliest opportunity. This year, we have a network of local Association Reps who will be able to answer any questions about the event. Don’t hesitate to contact any of your SSFRA Committee in the meantime.

Reserve your place by paying your £45 to our account
Sorting Code: 80-05-14
Account Number: 06037710

We look forward to seeing you there – Kevin Clancy

Gary Hilland

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