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

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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Scottish Amateur Cup Final 2018

The Scottish Amateur F.A. have appointed David Somers as fourth official to the Scottish Amateur Cup Final on Sunday 20th May along with referee Kenny Taylor (Aberdeen Amateur F.A.), assistants James Gallagher (Central Scottish AFL) and Kevin Fernie (Lothian and Edinburgh Amateur F.A.).

Congratulations to David and good luck to the team for the final!

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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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Regional Training Day 20th May 2018

John Fleming, Head of Referee Operations at the SFA, has extended an invitation to all Category 4, 4D, 5, 6 and 7 referees across Scotland to attend the SFA Regional Training Day at Oriam, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh on the 20th May from 10:00 to 15:30.

The regional training day will cover practical drills and video material which is applicable to the grassroots game. Referees who attend will have the opportunity to meet and work with elite officials within the Scottish game and develop their refereeing in a positive coaching environment. Anyone wishing to attend should contact SFAR Glasgow Association Manager Alan Cunningham at

For full details download the letter from this link Regional Training Day Summer 2018

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South Training Cancelled 4th April 2018

Training at John Wright Sports Centre is cancelled due to snow

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