Zoom Coaching Thursday 16th July

In response to the feedback received from the last online coaching session, our coaches, William Collum, Nick Walsh and Craig Napier, will be hosting another session on Thursday 16th July at 8pm – check your emails for how to get involved!

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Zoom Coaching

Zoom coaching session for members on Thursday 16th July at 8pm more info on how to sign up coming soon!

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SFA Notification on unsanctioned matches

The SFA become aware of a number of unauthorised matches, mainly at grassroots level, being played in various parts of Scotland.

Can we remind ALL referees that you should NOT referee these matches until official government guidelines have changed and relevant approval via Scottish FA has been received.

Referee Operations Department

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I am pleased to report that Ross Clark and Gary Hanvidge have been successful with their SCORE applications.

Given the strong competition for only nine places, this is a great achievement.

Congratulations are extended to both members and trust they continue to work hard on this Initiative to develop their potential to the full.



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2020 Promotions

SFAR Glasgow is delighted to announce the following individuals who have received promotions.

Congratulations to all and good luck for next season.

The Refcom re-grading meeting was on the 15th May and, on behalf of the Glasgow RA, I am pleased to congratulate the following members on their achievements.


Cat 2 Dev to Cat 2​​​ – Ross Hardie

Cat 3 to Cat 3 SAR Dev – Scott Anderson & Chris Rae

Cat 3 Dev. to Cat 3​​​ – Brian Christie, Robert Peacock & Regan Wallace

Cat 4 Dev. to Cat 3 Dev – Steven Clark, Thomas Denholm, Scott Douglas

​​​​​Fraser Macara, Yaser Razouk & Jamie Wilkie

Prior to the AGM, Garry Doherty (7 seasons) and Liam Butler (8 seasons) decided to resign from the List after serving senior football for many years. Both wish to retain their membership with Glasgow RA.

After many successful years, Jim Burns (13 seasons) and Scott Love (11 seasons) have completed their careers as category 3 officials and have been re-classified as category 4 referees.

Gary, Liam, Jim and Scott are thanked for their service to senior football. I wish them every success and good health for the future.

Given the fierce competition for limited spaces, Members, unfortunate not to receive the outcome they desired, are urged to stay positive and, with the support from Gerry and myself, re-charge and re-double their efforts to achieve success in the future.

Keep well, fit and stay safe.

Alan Cunningham

Association Manager, Glasgow RA.

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Online Coaching Clips and Seminar

We’re delighted to announce that members can take part on a new online seminar run by Nick Walsh and Craig Napier.

Members should have received an email on Friday detailing how to access the coaching clips to review and respond to by Friday, May 1st.

Referees will be shown 6 clips and asked to provide a decision along with a short explanation.

An optional Zoom coaching meeting will then be held on Tuesday 5th May 7.00pm to discuss the solutions and provide coaching.

Should you have any difficulties accessing these materials then please review your emails to see who you can contact for support.

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Regional Training Day

The Scottish FA Referee’s Dept. propose to run an on-line Regional Training Day via Zoom on Saturday 16th May 2020  10am to 12 noon.  Any member ( cat 4, 4 Dev, 5, 6 or 7 ) wishing to participate in this coaching session should email their Association Manager ( alan.cunningham@nulldmhall.co.uk  ) by Sunday 3rd May to register their interest in being included in this very informative and useful initiative that will assist with their referee development.


Alan Cunningham, Association Manager, SFA Referees Glasgow

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Thank you for attending – AGM 2020

Thank you to all 132 attendees of our AGM last night. It was encouraging to see so many people and a big thank you to the management committee for making it all come together!

We have the pleasure to announce the outcome of our management committee election. The successful candidates are:

Euan Birch

Ross Clark

Chris Gentles

Craig Napier

Chris Rae

Steven Reid

The Reserves are Brian Christie and Tony Ventre.

We also welcome our new President and Vice President as we enter our 75th anniversary season:

President – Sean Carr

Vice President – Nick Walsh

We wish everyone the very best and hope that you are all keeping fit, staying informed and looking after each other.

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George Ritchie

George Ritchie

It is with great sadness that I would inform you of the passing of George Ritchie today (Wednesday 8th April) at home after a long illness borne with tremendous courage and dignity for almost fourteen years.

George (81) was a Life Member of Glasgow RA and a great supporter and ambassador of the Association over many years. He joined the Association in 1963 and after retiring from active refereeing he continued to look after and support the membership in his various roles, Minor Grades Advisory Panel member and Convenor, Development Advisor and Assistant Referee Co-ordinator for the West Region of the SJFA. In all of his positions he discharged his duties in an exemplary manner. He was always keen to pass on his wisdom and invaluable experience whilst providing tremendous support and encouragement to members. For a considerable time, he was pivotal for many members achieving promotion to the “Senior List”. It is members of George’s calibre that allows the Association to proclaim it is the biggest and the best. A true gentleman who will be sadly missed.

My thoughts at this sad and difficult time are with his wife, Carmen and sons Brian and Derek and their families.

Alan Cunningham
Association Manager
Glasgow RA.

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AGM 2020

The Associations Management Committee are glad to announce that this seasons Annual General Meeting will be held via online video at 7.30 pm on Thursday 16th April 2020

All members should now have received an email with instructions on how to join the meeting, how to review the coaching material and how to vote.

Please contact glasgowreferees@nulllive.co.uk if you require further information.

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