Congratulations go to David Dickinson and Graeme Stewart on their recent appointments. Graeme was recently appointed assistant referee at the champions league game between Juventus and Valencia, and also appointed to this weekend’s Betfred Cup Final. David was appointed 4th official on the UEFA Youth league match between Hamilton academical and FC Midtjylland. Great appointments for both guys!
Members are reminded that the Regional Training Day takes place on Sunday 18th November. This will take place between Toryglen sports centre and Hampden Park and comprises of classroom based inputs and practical sessions. It is open for category 4-7 referees and if you are seeking promotion to these categories it is imperative you attend. Renfrewshire have a strong representation at this event but we would recommend it to all. Please contact Joe McDowall or John Brown if you wish to attend.
A slight delay to this post… but Renfrewshire would like to say congratulations to Andy Taylor and Ryan McPhail who have recently represented Renfrewshire RA at the Schwan’s USA Cup in Minnesota, the biggest youth football tournament in America from under 9s to 19s. Andy was also voted international referee of the tournament by the referee assessment team, which is fantastic. Congratulations to both!
A reminder for members that our August meeting will be on Monday 13th August at UWS Paisley campus PA1 2BE with the usual start time of 7.30pm. It’s a holiday day for the uni on the 6th so our meeting will be a week later. It will be in room D128 of the McLean Building, directions can be found at https://www.uws.ac.uk/university-life/campuses/paisley-campus/travelling-to-paisley-campus/