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Welcome to season 2022/2023. I’d like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the Management Committee and myself, to thank you for your continued support. Thanks to this support Renfrewshire continues to deliver a high standard of referees across all levels of football. Becoming President of Renfrewshire Referees Association is a massive privilege for me and I am very grateful for the support of the members to entrust me in this role. The Management Committee will continue to work hard behind the scenes to ensure the association continues to thrive.

In the easing of restrictions it means we can now return to face to face association meetings. I would encourage any members, who can, to attend our association meetings in person. For those members who live further away or are unable to attend in person we will continue to provide Zoom details. The dates are listed further in the handbook as well as on our website and social media. I look forward to seeing many of you there. Please remember if you are unable to attend to submit your apologies to our Secretary, Andy Taylor.

Our Association Meetings are an opportunity for members at all levels of the game to come together and ensure that they are keeping up to speed with the Laws of the Game. The meetings are focused around our coaching sessions that see 2 of our Category 1 referees, Barry Cook and David Dickinson, ensure that you as a member are receiving the most updated guidelines and changes to the laws.

We will also be returning to face to face sessions for our new entrants class this season. I would encourage any member who has a family member, friend or work colleague that might be interested in becoming a referee to contact the Secretary who can provide details of the upcoming class.

I would encourage you to attend association training on Tuesday evenings from 7pm, held at Renfrew Sports Centre. No matter your fitness or refereeing level, our trainer Gerry O’Hare will deliver an excellent standard of physical training. This is also a great opportunity for all members to discuss their games from the weekend and association training provides an invaluable support network as well.

Keeping up to date with association news and events has never been easier, you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Please make sure you follow these pages as we continue to utilise social media.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact myself or any members of the Management Committee through the normal channels.

The association continues to be in a strong healthy position and that is credit to the efforts and outstanding support of everyone involved.

Finally, I wish you all a successful and safe season ahead.

Yours in sport,
Chris Palmer