October Members Meeting

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.


August Members Meeting

A reminder to all members that our first members’ meeting of the 2020/21 season will take place this Monday 10th August 2020 with a 7.30pm start.  Similarly to the AGM, this meeting will take place on the Zoom platform with full details of how to access the meeting having been emailed to all members.

I would stress the importance of attending this meeting if possible, as the amendments to the Laws of the Game will be covered by our association coaches.  Albeit we cannot referee at the moment, you will be required to know them and be able to apply them when we do eventually return to refereeing, so please attend if you can.

You should all have received a copy of the March members’ minutes in last month prior to the AGM.  For anyone who was not in attendance at the AGM, the new management committee is as follows:

President – Graham Grainger
Vice President – Chris Palmer
Secretary – Andy Taylor
Assistant Secretary – Ryan Kennedy
Treasurer – Michael Bonner
Training Officer – Gary Toland
Digital Officer – Barry Feery
Development Officer – Craig King
Schools & Leagues Officer – Ross Cooper


2020 Annual General Meeting

Renfrewshire Referees Association will hold our Annual General Meeting on Monday the 20th of July 2020. The meeting will be held online via the Zoom Platform (Access & Login Details will be sent on Monday the 6th of July).

Initially we had hoped that this meeting would be held in person, however as time has marched on, this has not proved feasible. In order to keep the Association progressing & order to move forward with other business it is critical that our AGM is held as soon as possible. I would urge all members to attend & that those who require support in accessing Zoom contact Richard Murray at the earliest opportunity.

Membership Fees should be paid prior to the AGM. Fees have remained unchanged from last year and are set out below (including registration fee);

Ordinary Member – £45.00
Full Time Education Member – £10.00
Senior Associate Member – £10.00
Probationary Referee Member – £0.00
Life Members – £0.00

Full details of how to pay membership fee have already been sent via email. An AGM Pack, along with a list of Nominations will be sent by email on Monday the 6th of July.


Member Promotions

Following a meeting of the Referee Committee on 15th May, we are pleased to advise the following Renfrewshire Referees’ Association members who have been promoted for season 2020/2021.

Graham Grainger to Category 1
Barry Feery to Category 3 Development
Ross Cooper to Category 3 Development
Jamie Andrews to Category 3 Development
Mark Catterson to Category 4 Development
Niall Anderson to Category 4 Development
Paul Hopkins to Category 4 Development

Well deserved all and we wish you the best of luck in the coming season.


Social Media Reminder

Can I take this opportunity to remind you that as a referee you are expected to abide by the Social Media Guidelines set out by The Scottish FA. While we all understand the great asset social media can be, especially during these times, I encourage you all to think about what you are commenting and posting across social media platforms. As a referee you have are required to be ‘mindful of the impact any contributions on social media might have on people’s perceptions of referees and of the Scottish FA’ while also having a responsibility to protect the image of our association and our refereeing colleagues.
A few tips:

  • Avoid mentioning you are a referee in your profile
  • Do not use football team images as display pictures
  • Do not share/post/comment offensive slogans
  • Review Social Media Policy from the Scottish FA (here)
  • Please think twice before you comment or post something

Should the association notice or be notified of any breaches of this policy it could result in serious consequences, such as expulsion from the association leaving you unable to referee. While these cases are few and far between I do not want to see any of our members having to go through these procedures.

I know that for most of us are cautious around our use of social media, but it has been noted in the last couple of months an increase in material posted by some members that could breach this policy.
In the meantime please stay safe and well.

Regards,

William Insch
President 


Future Association Meetings

Category : News

Hello to All Renfrewshire Referees, we hope you are well and safe at this testing time.

I know we all must miss some our refereeing so in order to have some level of engagement we are proposing to go through the most recent issue of Coaching Videos which was earmarked for Meeting 5 – Challenges.

To do this we need to gauge your interest and we have two dates in mind

– Monday 27th April @ 8pm
– Monday 4th May @ 8pm

The coaching will take place via the web platform Zoom, ideally you would all have access via a laptop, tablet or at worse case a phone. We would share the videos with myself and Barry coaching through the notes, ideally with some involvement from you all.

Please indicate your preference and willingness to join us by completing this poll – https://doodle.com/poll/9wmxyzakmy5d8mw7

Ideally you would have this completed by close of play tomorrow.

We will be back in touch over the weekend with the preferred date and the joining instructions.

Many thanks and take care.

David & Barry
Coaching Coordinators
Renfrewshire Referees


Members Snooker Night

Category : News

On the 2nd of November 2019 Renfrewshire Referee association will be having a snooker night for all its members.

The event which is open to all members will take place at the Inn Off Snooker club in Renfrew. The event is being organised by veteran Renfrewshire referee Tam Stewart and will begin at 7pm. The cost of the night is 12 pounds which includes entrance, games of snooker/pool and a buffet.

We are hoping for a good turnout so if you are interested please call or text Tam Stewart on 07719141093.

The Inn Off is a family run fully licensed snooker club with 13 full sized snooker and pool tables and a relaxing lounge located on London Street, Renfrew, PA48SB.