Welcome from Brian Winter
The SFA have recently announced that Brian Winter has been appointed as the referee committee member responsible for both Stirlingshire and Lanarkshire associations.
Brian has the following message for our members, as part of his introduction to Stirlingshire Refeees Association:
Following my appointment to the SFA Referee Committee last month, I am delighted that the SFA have aligned me with the responsibility for overseeing the Management of both Stirlingshire RA and Lanarkshire RA, and I am very much looking forward to meeting everyone within Stirlingshire Association.For the last 3 years I undertook the role of Association Manager within Lanarkshire RA, and in that time I have come to appreciate the work that goes on ‘in house’ to ensure an Association can service the game at all levels. My main role will be to support not just your Association Managers in Brian McGarry and Ricky Mooney, two people I know very well and have worked with over the years, but to support all your members at every level.Personally, I would say the priority for any Association has to sit with the ‘Development’ of Referees, as never before has there been a clearer pathway, with the supporting structures in place to give people that opportunity. Yes, its competitive, but the rewards for achievement are there to see. I look forward to ensuring Stirlingshire RA has all the support it needs to continue this.Finally, I will be attending your Training Sessions and Meetings when I can and this will give me an opportunity to meet with you.Good luck for the Season ahead.Brian Winter