Thursday Meeting Change

Due to maintenence work being carried out in the auditorium at Hampden Park, Thursdays meeting will be held in the Nevis 1 Suite.

If you’re unsure of how to get there then please enter via the main entrance at Hampden as usual and ask for directions at the desk.

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Happy Holidays – Dates 2020

The Association Managers, President and Management Committee of the Glasgow Referees’ Association wish all members and their families a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. We look forward to seeing you at some of the relevant events outlined below.

Important dates for 2020

  • Tues 7th/ Wed 8th January – Re-start of training areas                       (Crownpoint / Scotstoun and Williamwood)
  • Thurs 9th January – Members meeting at Hampden 7.30pm
  • Mon 13 Jan – Start of new entrants class, Hampden 7pm
  • Mon 20th Jan – Minor Grades Advisory Panel Seminar, Hampden 7pm
  • Thurs 6th Feb – SFAR Glasgow Awards Dinner                               Queens Park Bowling Club, 7.30pm (cost £25)
  • Feb 2020 – Advance Class at Hampden                                     (mandatory if you wish to referee in Junior Football)
  • Thurs 12th March – Members Meeting at Hampden 7.30                          (nominations for Management Committee taken at meeting)
  • Thurs 16th April – Association AGM at Hampden 7.30pm
  • Sunday 17th May – Regional Training Day, Oriam, 9.30 – 4pm       (Categories 4,5,6 and 7 referees)
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South Training – Dinner and Holidays

South Training at Williamwood High School will start at 6pm for this week only (18th December) to accommodate the South’s Christmas dinner at the Orchard Park Hotel commencing at 7:30pm which is being organised by Jordan Paterson.

If you wish to attend the meal and have not given your name to Jordan, please do so as soon as possible to allow him to confirm numbers.

Thereafter, there is a fortnight break from official training to accommodate the holidays.

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East Training 19th November 2019

Due to the Scotland game on Tuesday evening, the East training at Crownpoint Sports Centre will start at 6pm. Alistair, the physio, will also be in attendance at 6pm.

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John Fleming – Funeral Arrangements

Statement from the Glasgow Association Manager:

It is with great sadness, that the Scottish FA announced, earlier this week, the passing of John Fleming,  Head of Refereeing, after a long illness which he fought great dignity and without any complaint. John was former member and Past President ( 1998 -99) of Glasgow RA whilst enjoying a long and successful refereeing career achieving category 1 referee status for many seasons and officiating as a FIFA assistant referee for several years culminating in being appointed to the Euro 96 Championship Finals in England along with Les Mottram and Bobby Orr.

John was a regular at the East training area and a long standing member of Glasgow’s management committee. Throughout his membership he was a great ambassador for the Association and was always keen to promote and protect the interests and welfare of all members.  John’s hard work, dedication and commitment over many years significantly contributed to Glasgow’s proclamation that it’s the best and biggest Refereeing Association.  He will be greatly missed from the refereeing family.

My thoughts and sincere condolences go to his family, work colleagues at the Scottish FA and all friends.

John’s funeral is to be a Daldowie Crematorium  on Thursday 31st October at 3.45pm.  A large turnout is expected and car sharing is recommended.

Alan Cunningham

Association Manager

SFA Referees Glasgow

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Regional Training Day

The next Regional Training Day for Glasgow RA members classified at Category 4Dev to Category 7 including our newly qualified referees is on Sunday the 10th of November at Toryglen / Hampden between 9:30 and 16:00 with lunch provided.

All appropriate members are encouraged to attend to keep up-to-date with the interpretation of the Laws of the Game and to gain practical experience from the top Scottish match officials. 

Members interested in attending should contact Alan Cunningham, Association Manager (  or  07836  786784) by 1st November to confirm their place at the event.

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Head of Referee Operations John Fleming Passes Away

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of John Fleming, Head of Referee Operations. 

Our condolences, thoughts and wishes are with his family at this deeply sad time.

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New SFA Tie

New SFA ties available on Thursday – £5

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October Association Meeting 2019

October’s association meeting will be held on Thursday the 3rd of October at Hampden Park starting 7.30pm.

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Dates for 2019

Please see the attached document of important dates for 2019

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Dates for 2019

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