Upcoming Events October/November 2018

SFA ASSISTANT REFEREE IN JUNIOR FOOTBALL SEMINAR – for all assistant referees currently officiating in Junior football and for those wishing to do so in the future

It is on Saturday 6th October 2018 at Hampden Park 9.30am to 11.30am. This is to allow members to get to their afternoon appointments.

SFA REFEREES GLASGOW – Members meeting on Thursday 4th October 2018 in the auditorium, Hampden Park 7.30pm.

SFA REGIONAL TRAINING DAY – for all cat4, 4dev, 5, 6, 7 referees. It is on Sunday 18th November 2018 10am to 3.30pm at Toryglen / Hampden Park ( lunch provided ) – mixture of practical sessions and “class room” sessions.

It is important for all members to attend as many meetings / seminars to keep up to date with the Laws of the Game and with the most recent interpretations of the Laws to ensure an uniform and consistent approach to match incidents.

Members wishing to attend the Assistant Referee seminar and / or Regional Training Day should advise Alan Cunningham, Manager alan.cunningham@nulldmhall.co.uk or text 07836 786784

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Category 4/4D Fitness Test October 2018

The next official fitness for referees at category 4, category 4dev and those wishing to be considered for these categories in the future will be held on Wednesday 3rd October 2018 at Williamwood High School, Eaglesham Rd, Clarkston, G76 8RF with a 7:15pm start.

This that wish to attend should contact Alan Cunningham at Alan.Cunningham@nulldmhall.co.uk

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Glasgow Members Disclosure

Please see the below reminder, all members should now have completed an SFA disclosure check. If you aren’t sure then please make enquiries as if you haven’t done an SFA disclosure check before the end of August you will be suspended by the SFA.

Members who qualified as a referee BEFORE 2004, and who have still to complete and submit Disclosure documentation, are politely reminded that all paperwork is required to be with the Secretary, Gary Hilland, or Assistant Secretary, Gary Gentles by 31st August 2018 in accordance with the SFA Directive issued to all Associations earlier this year.

It should be noted that although you may have a valid Disclosure Check (through work or other activities), the SFA require all members to participate in this process to ensure their requirements are met in full.

Please be aware that as a consequence of any member failing to submit the relevant documents by the end of the month, their membership will be suspended until the Disclosure Check has been successfully completed. Suspended members are not permitted to officiate at any level of football and are not allowed to attend training or meetings.

If you wish to retain a connection with the Association, I would encourage you to adhere to the above. Should you have any queries, please contact Gary Hilland (07748 114902 or secretary@nullglasgowreferees.co.uk ) or Gary Gentles (07970 019774  kcscio.manager@nulloutlook.com )

Many thanks.

Alan Cunningham Manager SFAR Glasgow.

Disclosure Reminder

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Bob Harrison Funeral Arrangements

Bob Harrison’s funeral will be held on Monday the 20th of August at 3pm at Greenock Crematorium for those who wish to pay their respects and support the family at this difficult time.

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Regional Training Day – 18th November 2018

There will be a Regional Training Day held on Sunday the 18th of November at Toryglen / Hampden Park. All members Category 4, 5, 6 and 7 are welcome to attend.

It should be noted that attendance at such events is highly advantageous to each and every referees career as the coaching provided by senior FIFA, Category 1 and Specialist Assistants is invaluable.

If you are interested in attending please let Association Manager, Alan Cunningham, know by sending an email to Alan.Cunningham@nulldmhall.co.uk

Look forward to seeing you all there.

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Bob Harrison

It is with sadness that SFAR Glasgow announce the passing of Past President and Class Instructor Bob Harrison.

Bob will be well known to referees across Scotland especially those who came through the Glasgow Introductory Class and will be sorely missed. Our condolences and thoughts are with Bobs’ friends and family at this difficult time.

Details of the funeral arrangements will be announced here as soon as they are known.

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Please note from week commencing 13th August 2018, the updated training arrangements are as follows:

Every Tuesday 7pm Crownpoint Sports Centre 183, Crownpoint Rd Bridgeton Glasgow G40 2AL.
Please note when Celtic are playing at home on a Tuesday, training starts at 6pm.

Every Wednesday 7pm Scotstoun ( Glasgow Warriors Building), 72 Danes Drive Glasgow G14 9HD

Every Wednesday 7pm Williamwood High School, Eaglesham Rd, Clarkston G76 8RF

All members are welcome to attend.

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Association Practical Training Session June 2018

On Wednesday the 13th of June 2018 at Lochinch, Pollok Park, 6.45pm arrival for a 7pm start, there is a practical referee / assistant referee session for any interested members. The session will be taken by Category 1 and Specialist Assistant Referees and will provide useful guidance and advice on how to improve your refereeing / assistant refereeing techniques.

Any member with aspirations of developing their career and advancing to a higher level of football should be attending.

All are welcome. It’s free! The session should finish by 9pm but please come

Many thanks

Alan Cunningham
Association Manager

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SFA Grassroots Survey

The Scottish FA, through the Football Development Department, is launching an online Grassroots survey which is aimed at discovering just how attractive the game is to all participants across Scotland.

The survey is designed to capture the opinions of participants in all areas of football – from players young and old to referees, volunteers and coaches.

Six surveys are being launched in total, each targeted at a different group participating in grassroots football: club volunteers; coaches; parents; referees; both current and lapsed adult players; and young players.

Each of the surveys asks the same core questions but has additional questions tailored to the target audience, such as coaching qualifications or refereeing experience.

The data gathered in the survey will be used to help celebrate and accentuate the positives that emerge, while also identifying areas of concern within the game in order that they can be addressed.

The Scottish FA is committed to acting on the information gathered through the Grassroots Survey and will publish the results of the survey in autumn later this year.

The survey link for referees will be provided through the Referee Extranet. The link will be visible when the site is accessed.

As will be imagined, the more responses there are the better. Taking part in the survey is an ideal opportunity for the voice of referees to be heard.

Thanks for your assistance.

Drew Herbertson

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A message from Glasgow SFAR Manager

On behalf of Glasgow RA, I am delighted to highlight the following National Cup Final appointments and congratulate the individual members on being recognised for these prestigious appointments.


SYFA National Finals

Under 21s  Tower Hearts v Arthurlie

Referee Colin McGarry  AR1  Brian Christie    4th Official  James McCluskey

Under 15s  Falkirk v Longniddry

Assistant Referees  David Dow and Brian Burke


SWPL  Cup Final

Hibs v Celtic

4th Official  Ross Birrell


Scottish Amateur Cup Final

Shortlees v Goldenhill

4th Official  David Somers


Scottish Junior Cup Final

Hurlford v Auchinleck

AR2  Steven Strang 4th Official  Chris Graham


Scottish Cup Final

Celtic v Motherwell                                             Referee  Kevin Clancy – AR2 David Roomie – 4th Official  Steven McLean – AARs  Don Robertson & Nick Walsh


The following promotions have been recently made by the SFA Referee Committee:

David Roome                     Cat SAR FIFA Dev

Jordan Paterson                Cat 2D

Ross MacLeod                   Cat 3 SAR Dev

Jordan Cousland               Cat 3

Gary Hanvidge                  Cat 3

David Milton                      Cat 3

Kieran Trayner                   Cat 3

Kenny Allen, Andrew Bryson, Brian Christie, James McCluskey and Regan Wallace    Cat 3D


After 19 years of senior management, Bryan Robertson has decided to stand down as Assistant Manager of Glasgow RA. On behalf of the Management Committee and all members, I thank Bryan for his tremendous dedication and hard work over the years which have greatly benefitted the Association and enabled numerous members to develop successful referee and assistant referee careers. Fortunately, Bryan’s wealth of experience will not be lost to refereeing as he continues as a SFA Referee Observer. Having now no formal attachment with Glasgow RA, Bryan will now be able to observer Glasgow members – I look forward to marks soaring to record levels next season!

I am pleased to announce that the SFA Refcom have appointed Gerry Corrie to replace Bryan as Assistant Manager and also appointed Gerry to the list of SFA Referee Observers. I look forward to working with Gerry to continue to protect and promote the interests of all members ensuring all members are given every opportunity to develop their abilities and maximise their potential.

Wishing you an enjoyable close season.

Alan Cunningham

Manager SFAR Glasgow

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