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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!

AGM and April Members Meeting

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A note to remind all members that this Monday 9th April 2018 is our April Members’ Meeting followed by the AGM.  It is imperative that members have paid their annual fees as laid out in the email correspondence in order to attend the AGM otherwise you will be eligible for a late fee.  The meeting will again be held at UWS Paisley in room D128 of the McLean Building at 7.30pm.  We hope to see as many of you there as possible.

Can we also take this opportunity to remind all members to please keep their contact details up to date on the Referee Extranet as well, this is vital if you are receiving appointments that you are contactable!

March Meeting 12/03

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This month’s meeting will be held in room D128 of the Henry East building of UWS Paisley starting at 7.30pm. The room will be signposted on the night in the corridor. This will also be our nominations meeting prior to April’s AGM.

Training 06/03

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Members please note that training is cancelled tonight due to a frozen pitch at Renfrew. Thank you.

Training 27/02/18

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Members please note that training is OFF tonight 27th February as the pitch is frozen at Renfrew. Thank you.

Winter Training Camp

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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:

Craig Thomson’s Final International Appointment

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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!