We are continuing to endure winter conditions with pitch inspections being a regular part of our match day activities. I hope all is going well with this, please seek advice on any points you are not sure of. There have been some changes to these so please check the Extranet and the respective League Information Sheet.
Our Association continues to do well on the World and European scene. David McGeachie, Jordan Stokoe, Lorraine Watson and Dougie Potter continue to be appointed to UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League Matches. Lorraine has recently been appointed to the Women's International Challenge Match between Germany and France. In addition to this, Lorraine received an early Christmas Present when she was informed of her promotion to the Women Elite Category by the UEFA Referee Committee. Lorraine is now among the top 17 Women Referees in Europe. My congratulations to Lorraine in receiving this magnificent recognition and to all in gaining these excellent appointments. Voting has now closed for Lorraine in the Kirkcaldy & Central Fife Sports Council Awards. We await the result which shall be revealed at the prestigious Awards Ceremony to be held at Fife College, Kirkcaldy on Thursday 8 March 2018.
George MacDonald, our new Association Trainer continues to put us through our paces at our weekly physical training sessions every Tuesday evening. The venue is at the Michael Woods Sports & Leisure Centre in Glenrothes, the warm up starts on the track at 7.15pm sharp. Come along and meet up with your fellow Referees and improve and maintain your fitness level. Please remember to bring appropriate footwear for use on the track and the grass pitch.
Our Association meetings have changed in their regularity, the next one being on Thursday 8 March 2018. Further information on the detail will be sent to each Referee nearer the time.
I wish all of you the very best for the continuing season and I look forward to seeing you either at training or our next Association meeting in March 2018.