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Regional Training Day

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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. 

Assistant Referee Seminar

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There is an assistant referee seminar this coming Saturday at Hampden, 9.30am-11am. If interested please contact Joe McDowall by LUNCHTIME TOMORROW at the latest.  Rolls will be available from 9am. 

Senior Day October 28th

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A note for members in the category 1-3dev that there is an upcoming meeting on Sunday 28th October. This will take place between Grangemouth, Livingston and then on to Heriot Watt university. An email will be issued from the SFA in due course.

USA Cup 2018

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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! 

August Members Meeting

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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

Female Referee Recruitment

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Cup Final Appointments

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Our congratulations go to a number of Renfrewshire referees who will be involved in cup final appointments bot this weekend and next weekend in the DFDL League.  Brian McNelis, Martin Fitzsimmons, James Gallacher, Ross Thomson, Scott Pearce, Paul Gordon and Tony McCann will all be involved in the various age groups’ cup finals.

This is testament to their dedication to the league and their work across the season has been recognised by their appointments.  Well done guys and enjoy your finals!

Scottish Amateur Cup Final

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Huge congratulations to James Gallacher of Renfrewshire RA who has been appointed as an assistant referee in the Scottish Amateur Cup Final, a fantastic and well deserved achievement! Well done James and enjoy your match! 


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Our congratulations go to Craig Thomson and Graeme Stewart on their appointment to Sunday’s Old Firm clash! We wish them all the best for their game! We would also extend our congratulations to Willie Collum of Glasgow association on his amazing appointment to last night’s Europa League semi final Marseille v Salzburg.

Members are reminded to notify the association of their notable appointments.

Regional Training Day May 2018

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On Sunday 20th May 2018, the SFA will be holding another Regional Training Day at the Oriam Sports Centre, Edinburgh.  This is open to all referees category 4-7 and comes highly recommended for your development.  The feedback from these events is always excellent and the quality of coaching you will receive is fantastic.

The day will consist of some outdoor practical demonstrations on decision making, and you are asked to bring along a set of flags, a whistle and red & yellow card.  You will be coached by some of the country’s top senior listed officials past and present, and the coaching will be tailored to your level of referreing.  There will also be some indoor classroom based activities, and the day will run from 10am – 3.30pm.

Anyone interested in attending must notify Joe McDowall BY EMAIL as soon as possible in order for the SFA to make arrangements.  It would be nice to see some increased numbers from Renfrewshire RA this year!