Congratulations to the following members who today received promotions from the SFA.
These re-classifications are as a result of hard work throughout the season and the association congratulate both members on their success.
Craig Wilson – Category 2 Development
Colin Drummond – Category 3
Please see the note below, posted on the SFA referee extranet:
22nd May 2017
To All Referees
Registered Referees officiating in Unaffiliated Football
A Protocol between Scottish Amateur FA and the Scottish FA
The Scottish Amateur FA is concerned at the existence of Associations and Leagues which are not affiliated to it and which therefore operate outwith the organised football structures. The Scottish Amateur FA seeks to persuade such Associations and Leagues to become affiliated. It considers that its cause in this respect would be assisted by drawing attention to these circumstances to registered referees who are identified as officiating in unaffiliated Leagues and to the Scottish FA’s preference that registered referees should officiate only in affiliated football.
The following Protocol has been agreed by the Scottish Amateur FA and the Scottish FA. It sets out the process to be followed when the Scottish Amateur FA is advised that a registered referee may be officiating in unaffiliated football.
The Scottish Amateur FA will contact the Scottish FA Referee Operations Department and advise the following information:
o Name of referee
o Name of Association or League
The Referee Operations will communicate with the referee advising that the League he/she is officiating in is unaffiliated to the Scottish Amateur FA and seek clarification from the referee as to whether that was known.
The referee will be advised of the Scottish FA preference that referees operate in affiliated Leagues at all times.
The referee will be directed to contact his/her Referees’ Association Secretary to obtain details on affiliated Leagues operating in his/her area.
The referee’s Association Secretary and Association Manager(s) will be copied into the communication with the referee, as will the Scottish Amateur FA.
If the referee accepts that he/she was officiating in unaffiliated football, he/she will be recommended to stop with immediate effect
The Scottish Amateur FA and the referee’s Referees’ Association will be provided with the referee’s response
If a referee fails to respond to the Scottish FA within 14 days, a further communication will be sent to him/her. Failure to respond will be communicated to the Scottish Amateur FA and to his/her Referees’ Association.
Referees are recommended to check the Scottish Amateur FA website – www.scottishamateurfa.co.uk – for information on all its affiliated Associations and Leagues.
Referees should note that the Scottish FA Insurance Cover applies to football played under the jurisdiction of the Scottish FA. Unaffiliated football is not under the Scottish FA’s jurisdiction.
We now have a confirmed date of Sunday 25th June for our Annual Cricket Match.
This will be held at Stenhousemuir Cricket Club with a start time of 2pm.
Family are more than welcome along to this event and those attending are welcome to use the clubhouse for refreshments or bring along their own picnic.
Please let Wes know if you are planning to attend to allow him to collate interested numbers.
The month of May saw our AGM where we reviewed the previous year and looked forward to the coming year.
As is tradition, our outgoing President was presented with the George Mitchell trophy.
This year it was presented to Stephen Finnie by Ronnie Forbes.
Congratulations to our members Gordon Wilson and Graeme Heeps who have been appointed as match officials for the SYFA under 21 Cup Final.
The match will be played between Barrhead YFC and Rutherglen Glencairn Junior Football Club at Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie, 11pm kick off on Sunday 7 May.
This is an excellent appointment to a prestigious national cup final and we wish Gordon and Graeme all the best for the game.
We are, once again, looking for numbers who would be interested in taking part in our annual cricket match, to be held at Stenhousemuir Cricket Club.
As yet, no date has been set but it is likely to be on a Friday night in June or July.
Before confirming any dates with the Cricket Club, we need a list of names of people who would be interested. Please note your interest to Wes or Kevin Fernie as soon as possible to allow the venue to be booked.
Congratulations to Stirlingshire member Craig Wilson (category 3) who has been appointed as Assistant Referee to the Scottish Junior Cup Semi Final between Linlithgow Rose and Auchinleck Talbot, being played this Saturday 15 April.
Well done Craig.
All Referees (categories 3D, 4, 5, 6 and 7) are invited to the Regional Training Day event being held at Heriot Watt University on Sunday 28 May 2017.
The session will run from 1000-1530 and will include both practical outdoor sessions and some classroom based coaching sessions.
These events are always very beneficial to all referees and the coaching will be provided by some of the top match officials in the country.
For anyone interested in this, please email Brian McGarry (email@example.com) to note your interest and you will be sent further details in due course.