I’d like to start off this update by wishing all members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
As we enter 2015 I think it is worth looking back at 2014 and the prestigious appointments that were bestowed upon our members.
Internationally we received a combined total of 49 appointments including Willie Conquer who received matches in the last 16 of the Champions League and Quarter Final of Europa League, Lorraine Clark who represented our country at a number of tournaments including the Cyprus Cup and Gibraltar Tournament. Dougie Potter also received an appointment to the Scotland v Wales Victory Shield match which will stand him in good stead for his forthcoming participation in the UEFA CORE programme.
Domestically, we also continued to receive a number of high profile appointments. Notable examples were Billy Cooper, George MacDonald & Ron Smith who were the Referee and Assistant Referees respectively on the Scottish Youth FA Cup U15s Final, Ritchie Malcolm & Greg Hall who were Referee and 4th Official respectively on the Scottish Youth FA Cup U13s Final. Lorraine Clark & Erin Cunningham received appointments to the SWPL Premier Cup Final and Jordan Curran was an Assistant Referee in the Junior Cup Semi Final. Well done to these officials who continue to positively represent the Association.
I hope that this trend of receiving high profile appointments continues throughout 2015 both internationally and domestically for all our officials.
On the social front, the Association’s next planned activity is the popular laser quest evening. Further details and a confirmed date will be issued by the Social Convener shortly. This social event follows quickly on from the Christmas Meal which was held at the Exchequer in Kirkcaldy. It was pleasing to see a good number of Members at this event and continuing to support the Association’s social team.
Finally, a reminder that January’s Members’ Meeting comes around fast after the turn of the year, being held on Thursday, 8th January. I look forward to seeing you all there!