3 Stirlingshire Referees appointed to SJFA East of Scotland Cup Final

Congratulations to Andy Strang, Craig Macrae and Alastair Grieve who have all been appointed as match officials to the Scottish Junior FA East of Scotland Cup Final.

Andy and Craig will operate as Assistant Referees while Alastair will be the 4th official. Duncan Smith of Edinburgh & District Referees Association is the match referee.

The game will be played between Tranent & Penicuik at Prestonfield, Linlithgow at 2.30pm on Saturday 9 June 2018.










Andy Strang, Duncan Smith, Alastair Grieve, Craig Macrae

Mathieson Trophy Final to be refereed by Chris Hobbs

The Stirling and District Amateur Mathieson Trophy final 2018 will be refereed by Chris Hobbs.

Richard Macartney and Gary Nolan (both Stirlingshire referees) have been appointed as Assistant Referees.

This years local amateur showpiece final will be played between Fallin and Pennies at Ochilview on Friday 8/6/18 with a 7.30pm kick off.

We wish all 3 officials good luck for the game.

Alastair Grieve and Colin Drummond accepted on to SCORE 18

Alastair Grieve (Category 2 Development) and Colin Drummond (Category 3) have recently been accepted on the Scottish FA’s SCORE 18 programme.

SCORE (Scottish Centre of Refereeing Excellence) is a 2 year course which develops talented referees and assistant referees through intensive coaching, observation and training.

It provides referees opportunities to obtain one to one coaching and training from experienced coaches. Aside from the refereeing benefits, it also exposes the officials to a number of academic topics which will help them manage and deliver their matches successfully.

Both Alastair and Colin went through a rigorous selection process which involved fitness testing, presentations, laws of the game testing and interviews. Only 8 officials from across Scotland were accepted onto the course, with 2 coming from Stirlingshire.


Pre-season training to commence on Wednesday 30 May

Training for season 2018/19 will commence on Wednesday 30 May at Grangemouth Stadium.

This session will consist of a practice fitness test, starting at 7.30pm prompt.

Thereafter, our regular training will be on every Tuesday at Grangemouth Sports Complex, with the last Wednesday of the month at the Stadium.

With the nicer weather, please always bring footwear appropriate for indoors and outdoors.








We are very happy to confirm that Lex Robertson will be continuing as our trainer for season 2018/19. We are delighted to have Lex leading the sessions and look forward to welcoming him back after recovering from illness.



Stirlingshire referees appointed to Scottish Futsal Cup Final

Congratulations to Francisco Fardilha and Stephen Rae who have both been appointed to the team of match officials for the 2018 Scottish Futsal Cup Final.

This match will be played between TMT Futsal and PYF Saltires at Perth College on Friday 25 May. Kick off is 9.05pm.

All the match officials are:

Referee: Gordon McCabe

Referee 2: Francisco Fardilha
Referee 3: Kevin J. Graham
Timekeeper: Stephen Rae


We congratulate both Francisco and Stephen on these appointments and hope they enjoy this game tonight.


Annual cricket match scheduled for Sunday 17 June 2018

Our annual cricket match hosted by Stenhousemuir Cricket Club has been confirmed for Sunday 17 June.

This is an event that will provide plenty of food and drink, with the opportunity to try your hand at cricket. It is open to all family and friends so please get along and support the event.

If you plan to attend can you advise Alistair Grieve or Kevin Fernie by email no later than Sunday 10th June. We need at least 12 individuals to participate in the match however we would hope for more than this.
If you would rather come along for food, drink and a catch up with the group then you are also more than welcome. The more the merrier.

Kevin Fernie appointed to Scottish Amateur Cup Final

Kevin Fernie has been appointed, as an Assistant Referee, to the biggest game in amateur football in Scotland – the Scottish Amateur Cup Final.

The game will be played at Hampden Park on Sunday 20 May 2018 between Shortlees AFC & Goldenhill AFC.

The other match officials are:

Referee – Kenny Taylor (Aberdeen)

Assistant Referee – James Gallagher (Renfrewshire)

4th Official – David Somers (Glasgow)


This is a fantastic appointment for Kevin and we wish him and the other officials all the best for this match.


Stephen Finnie to referee his final game

Sunday 13 May 2018 will see Stephen Finnie referee his final game of football in the SPFL as he hangs up the whistle at the end of this season.

Stephen has had a long and successful career at the top of refereeing in Scotland where he has enjoyed 14 seasons as a Category 1 referee.

His final game will be the SPFL Premiership match between Kilmarnock and Hearts, played at Rugby Park with a 12.30pm kick off. Also appointed to this game is Stephen’s friend and colleague Craig Charleston, who will be 4th official.

All at Stirlingshire Referees Association wish Stephen all the best with his last game and also his retirement from a career that he has dedicated endless amounts of hours to.

We also look forward to Stephen continuing to be involved in the Association in the future, hopefully continuing to develop referees with the passion and quality that he has shown for many years.


Signed Aberdeen Shirt





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