The season is reaching its 'business end'. It is a time when leagues are won and lost, Cup Semi Finals and Finals are played and you as a Referee will be right at the heart of it all.
To assist our Member Referees, the main focus of our Monthly Meetings is on Coaching and this session allows for continual updates on the Laws of the Game and opportunities for you to keep up to speed with all of the coaching and discussions around the game of football. Our next meeting is to be held on Thursday 13 April beginning at 7pm. You will have had notice of it and I do look forward to seeing you there.
Our weekly physical training sessions continue every Tuesday evening at the Michael Woods Sports & Leisure Centre in Glenrothes from 7.15pm on the track. Come along and meet up with your fellow Referees and improve and maintain your fitness level.
A further training opportunity is available to you and this is in the form of our Regional Development Day. This will be held on
Sunday 28 May 2017 at the Oriam Centre at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. You will have received a letter from our Secretary, and you can access the letter via this link here. The Training day will focus on YOUR needs as a Referee at the level of game you officiate at. It is, therefore, an excellent opportunity for you to enhance your skills and expertise as a Referee. Please contact our Association Manager to let him know that you are attending.
Our Association continues to do well on the European scene. David McGeachie will officiate in the UEFA Europa League 1/4 final 2nd Leg match between RC Gent and Celta Vigo while Lorraine Clark has been appointed as 4th Official on the UEFA Women's Champions League Semi Final 1st Leg Match between Barcelona and Paris St-Germain. I wish them both well in their endeavour.
I also wish all of you the very best for the remainder of the season and I look forward to seeing you either at training or our next Association meeting which will be held on Thursday 11 May 2017.