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September New Entrants Class

Looking for a new hobby? From the 1st of September, Renfrewshire Referees Association will be hosting a brand new entrants course to prepare anyone with an interest in a career in refereeing.

When – Starting 1st September, every Wednesday @ 7pm (10 weeks)

This is a great opportunity to learn the Laws of the Game with an exam to conclude on your final week. Support is provided to new referees and a mentor will be arranged to provide guidance in the early stages of your refereeing career. Direction will also be given on suitable leagues to commence refereeing at your own pace. Refereeing is a rewarding hobby giving you the chance to keep fit, make new friends and travel all over the country.

To register your interest in the upcoming course please register HERE

For more information on the course contact secretary@renfrewshirereferees.org.uk or message us on Facebook or Twitter

Whilst waiting for a reply test your knowledge with our association quiz. This quiz includes questions from the introductory exam and advanced exam.


August 2021 Members Meeting

A reminder to all members that our first members meeting of the 2021/2022 season  will take place this Monday 9th August 2021 at 7.30pm. We would urge you all to attend the meeting if you can, as we will be running through the amendments to the Laws of the Game for the coming season, an extremely important coaching slot for all our members.  This will be in conjunction with the usual meeting business also.

Similarly to previous meetings, this meeting will take place on the Zoom platform with full details of how to access the meeting having been emailed to all members


2021 Regional Training Day

The Scottish FA Referee’s Department are running an on-line Regional Training Day, using the Zoom platform, on Sunday 16th May 2021, between 10am and 1pm.

Any member (cat 4, 4 Dev, 5, 6 or 7) wishing to participate in this coaching session should contact the Association managers, Joe or John to register their interest. Being included in this very informative and useful initiative that will assist referees of all levels and experience.

The association would like to specifically encourage all new members who have recently completed the entrants class to attend.

The Scottish FA Referees’ Department are wishing to know attendance numbers early to assist in their preparations.

 


2021 Annual General Meeting

Renfrewshire Referees Association will hold our Annual General Meeting on Monday the 12th of April 2021. The members meeting will start at the usual time of 7.30pm. The meeting will be held online via the Zoom Platform (Access & Login Details have been sent out by email to all members). Any member who may require support in accessing Zoom please get in contact at the earliest opportunity.

Membership Fees should be paid prior to the AGM. The new fees as voted in the March meeting are as follows;

  • Category 1-3 (including SAR and SAR dev) – £10 SFA registration fee & £35 membership fee = £45 total
  • Category 3dev and under – £10 SFA registration fee & £10 membership fee = £20 total
  • Full-time Students (proof required) – £10 registration fee only
  • Senior Associate Members – £10 registration fee only

Please also take note of the new association bank account details, which has been sent by email. Full details of how to pay the membership fee has already been sent via email. An AGM Pack, along with a list of Nominations will be sent by email in due course.

 


Renfrewshire Referees’ Association Linkedin

Renfrewshire Referees’ Association has launched a Linkedin Account to connect with other individuals and organisations within the football industry.
If you have a personal Linkedin account feel free to connect with us.
 

March Members Meeting

Polite reminder that our next Monthly Members Meeting, including the annual Nominations meeting, will be held on Monday 8th March. As per current practice, this will be held on Zoom, starting at the usual time of 7.30pm and will consist of the normal meeting business and coaching corner slot.

Following the members meeting, we will have our Nominations Meeting to elect the Management Committee for the forthcoming season.  If you wish to be considered for a position on the Management Committee, please inform me as soon as possible. To be considered, please state the position that you wish to be nominated for, along with your proposer and seconder.  If you wish to enquire about the nature of any Management Committee positions, again please get in touch.

Similarly to previous meetings, full details on how to access the meeting have been emailed to all members.

 


Members Strava Club

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It is a very frustrating time for all our referees, being unable to train as a group each Tuesday. It is still unclear when we will be able to do so. As such, we had a suggestion from a member to set up an association Strava club.

Strava is an app for your smartphone which allows you to track your fitness training, whatever activity that may be.  It was an excellent suggestion, and as such Barry Feery has created a club on the app for Renfrewshire Referees.

It could provide that extra motivation for you to go out for a run, cycle or a walk.  You can request to join the group using the following link:

https://www.strava.com/clubs/RenfrewRefs

Once your request to join has been approved, it will allow you to view members activity levels, leaderboards and comment to encourage each other.

If anyone has any issues just get in touch using the usual channels.

Happy training!


January Members Meeting

A reminder to all members that our first members’ meeting of 2021 will take place this Monday 11th January 2021 with a start time of 7.30pm.

There will be the usual meeting business and a coaching slot from our Category 1 officials which will be of benefit to you all, even if you are not currently refereeing it will benefit your game when you are able to.  I would encourage you to attend if you can.

Similarly to previous meetings, this meeting will take place on the Zoom platform with full details of how to access the meeting having been emailed to all members.


January 2021 Introductory Referee Course

Looking for a new hobby and something to occupy your time during lockdown? From 21st January, Renfrewshire Referees Association will be hosting a brand new course – “An Introduction to Referee” to prepare you for refereeing when guidance permits.

Details;
Where – Zoom
When – Starting 21st January, every Thursday @ 7pm (10 weeks)

This is a great opportunity to learn the Laws of the Game with an exam to conclude on your final week. Support is provided to new referees and a mentor will be arranged to provide guidance in the early stages of your refereeing career. Direction will also be given on suitable leagues to commence refereeing at your own pace. Refereeing is a rewarding hobby giving you the chance to keep fit, make new friends and travel all over the country.

To register your interest in the upcoming course please register HERE

For more information on the course contact secretary@renfrewshirereferees.org.uk or message us on Facebook or Twitter

Whilst waiting for a reply test your knowledge with our association quiz. This quiz includes questions from the introductory exam and advanced exam.


October Members Meeting

A reminder to all members that our second members’ meeting of the 2020/21 season will take place this Monday 12th October 2020 with an earlier start of 7.15pm. This is to allow us to approve the audited accounts which were sent to members emails a couple of weeks ago.

Similarly to previous meetings, this meeting will take place on the Zoom platform with full details of how to access the meeting having been emailed to all members.