Last week, the Scottish FA’s Category 1, 3SAR and some members of SCORE participated in a 4-day winter training camp in La Manga, Spain. This camp has been running for a number of years and involved 45 officials this year. It was a pretty intense 4 days, with the officials being given coaching throughout each day, physical sessions combined with classroom based sessions involving video clips and discussions. Martin Atkinson from the English FA also paid our officials a visit and talked about the new VAR system. It appears to have been a tough but very enjoyable and beneficial week for all involved. Below is a picture of 5 of Renfrewshire RA’s members who attended: Joe Lawson (Cat 3SAR), Graham Grainger (Cat 2 Dev), David Dickinson (Cat 1 Dev), Craig Thomson (Cat 1) and Graeme Stewart (Cat 3SAR). Read the full article at:
Our many congratulation go to Craig Thomson, who hangs up his FIFA badge after an incredible 14 years and 141 international appointments. Craig ended his international career on a high when he refereed Barcelona v Sporting Lisbon at the Nou Camp on 5th December, having been on the FIFA list since 2003. Craig has represented Renfrewshire RA at World Cups, European Championships and international friendlies, as well as numerous high profile appointments both in the Champions League and Europa League. We are extremely proud to have Craig in Renfrewshire RA and we would like to congratulate him on a fantastic international career! It is a level of refereeing we all aspire to!