News Archive

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2nd November 2016

October Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the October meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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30th September 2016

September Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the September meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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1st September 2016

August Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the August meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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25th July 2016

2016/17 Meeting Dates

The web site has now been updated with all the meeting dates for the 2016/17 season. They can be found on the Information page HERE.

Details of training slots / guest speakers will be updated throughout the season.


Champions League Buster Winners

Winner: Real Madrid - Dennis Deluce (£50)
Runner Up: Atletico Madrid - Mark Dransfield (£20)

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10th May 2016

May Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the May meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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24th April 2016

April Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the April meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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11th March 2016

March Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the March meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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10th February 2016

February Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the February meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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15th January 2016

January Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the January meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Champions League Buster Draw

Porto - John Cowley
Juventus - Ben Cribbin
Bayern Munich - Newton Ladies
Barcelona - Callum Deeming
Galatasaray - Mark Dransfield
Zenit St Petersburg - Steve Relf
Manchester City - Jim Kennedy
Chelsea - Terry Roscoe
Shakhtar Donetsk - Keith Davenport
Paris Saint Germain - John Blackburn
Arsenal - Arthur Turner
Olympiacos - Dennis Deluce
Roma - Matt Stevenson
Real Madrid - Dennis Deluce
CSKA Moscow - Carl Rooney
Atletico Madrid - Mark Dransfield
Bate Borisov - Ryan Deeming
Astana - Bryan Kennedy
Benfica - Paul Russell
Dinamo Zagreb - Dale Baines
Dynamo Kyiv - Graham Barker
Gent - Josh Coogan
Bayer Leverkusen - Kristian Silcock
Lyon - Peter Nurse
Tel Aviv - Arthur Turner
Malmo - John Blackburn
Manchester United - Paul Russell
Borussia Monchengladbach - Bryan Kennedy
PSV - Peter Nurse
Sevilla - Paul Stevenson
Valencia - Joe Johnson
Wolfsburg - John Cowley

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23rd December 2015

December Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the December meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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19th November 2015

November Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the November meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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18th October 2015

October Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the October meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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19th September 2015

September Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the September meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.


UEFA Futsal Cup - Montenegro

Peter Nurse was recently in Montengro for his first UEFA appointment.
The UEFA Futsal Cup is the futsal equivalent of the Champions League.




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News...
14th August 2015

August Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the August meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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20th May 2015

May Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the May meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Champions League Buster Semi Finals

Bayern Munich - Arthur Turner
Barcelona - John Cowley
Real Madrid - Terry Roscoe
Juventus - Bryan Kennedy

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23rd April 2015

April Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the April meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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12th March 2015

March Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the March meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

FIFA Photos

Photos from Peter's FIFA badge presentation are available HERE.

Whole Game System

All caution and misconduct reports now need to be submitted via the Whole Game System. A video tutorial on how to complete a report is available HERE.

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10th February 2015

February Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the February meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

January Photos


Society members with guest speaker George Cain


Society Chariman Peter Nurse and Society President Terry Roscoe.

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17th January 2015

January Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the January meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Peter Nurse - FIFA Futsal Referee

Peter Nurse has been promoted to the FIFA Futsal Referee list for 2015. Peter will now be eligible for appointments on the UEFA European Championship Qualifiers, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and Futsal Cup (Futsal equivalent of the Champions League).


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13th December 2014

December Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the December meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Champions League Buster Group Winners

Porto - Dennis Deluce
Bayern Munich - Arthur Turner
Barcelona - John Cowley
Borussia Dortmund - Shaun Pennington
Chelsea - Callum Deeming
Monaco - Peter Nurse
Real Madrid - Terry Roscoe
Atletico Madrid - Peter Nurse

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18th November 2014

November Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the November meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Futsal International

Peter Nurse with FIFA Referees Hawkar Ahmed, Aleks Sliva and Marc Birkett before refereeing England vs Latvia (St Geroges Park, 7th & 8th November)

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14th October 2014

October Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the October meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Champions League Buster Draw

Porto - Dennis Deluce
Juventus - Bryan Kennedy
Bayern Munich - Arthur Turner
Barcelona - John Cowley
Liverpool - Mark Lyth
Galatasaray - Mark Dransfield
Schalke - John Cowley
Zenit St Petersburg - Ryan Deeming
Manchester City - Terry Roscoe
Borussia Dortmund - Shaun Pennington
Chelsea - Callum Deeming
Shakhtar Donetsk - Paul Russell
Sporting Lisbon - Dennis Deluce
Monaco - Peter Nurse
Paris Saint Germain - John Blackburn
Arsenal - Shaun Pennington
Olympiacos - Kevin Taylor
Roma - Arthur Turner
Real Madrid - Terry Roscoe
CSKA Moscow - Terry Roscoe
Atletico Madrid - Peter Nurse
Basel - Bill Roberts
Ajax - Bryan Kennedy
Benfica - Mark Dransfield
Malmo - Rob Deeming
Bate Borisov - Mark Lyth
Apoel Nicosia - Terry Roscoe
Maribor - John Blackburn
Ludogorets - Steve Stewart
Bayer Leverkusen - Ryan Derbyshire
Athletic Bilbao - Steve Stewart
Anderlecht - Steve Clarke

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11th September 2014

September Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the September meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Presentation Photos

Photos from Len Kellys Life Member presentation available HERE.

At our recent AGM there were a number of presentations made:


Mark Lyth presented with an award by Premier League Referee Chris Foy to thank him for his service to the Society over the years.


Peter Nurse presented with a sheild by LCFA Referees Development Manager Dave Horlick after refereeing the FA National Futsal League Grand Final.

Stephen Clarke and John Blackburn were presented with certificates for services to refereeing by LCFA Referees Development Manager Dave Horlick.

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8th August 2014

August Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the August meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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8th May 2014

May Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the May meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

World Cup Buster Draw

Society - Greece
Society - Honduras
Society - Algeria
Society - Portugal
Society - Nigeria
Society - Iran
Arthur Turner - Chile
Arthur Turner - Costa Rica
Arthur Turner - Ivory Coast
Arthur Turner - Croatia
Arthur Tuner - Equador
Bill Roberts - Belgium
Dennis Deluce - Japan
Dennis Deluce - USA
John Blackburn - Ghana
John Blackburn - England
Steve Stewart - Brazil
Mark Dransfield - Uruguay
Mark Dransfield - Switzerland
Keith Davenport - Mexico
Shaun Pennington - Austrailia
Shaun Pennington - Germany
Bryan Kennedy - Holand
Bryan Kennedy - Argentina
Peter Nurse - South Korea
Peter Nurse - Colombia
Mark Lyth - Boznia & Herzegovina
Mark Lyth - France
John Cowley - Italy
John Cowley - Cameroon
Steve Clarke - Spain
Steve Clarke - Russia

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8th April 2014

April Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the April meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Cup Final Appointments

Congratulations to all those that have received cup final appointments. The appointments page has been updated. Please let me know if you have an appoointment that is not listed.

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4th March 2014

March Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the March meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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8th February 2014

February Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the February meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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19th January 2014

January Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the January meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Champions League Buster Group Winners

Manchester United - Shaun Pennington
Real Madrid - Steve Clarke
PSG - Mark Lyth
Bayern Munich - Dave Watkins
Chelsea - Bryan Kennedy
Borusaia Dortmund - Arthur Tuner
Atletico Madrid - Peter Nurse
Barcelona - John Blackburn

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7th December 2013

December Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the December meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Champions League Buster Draw

Porto - Mark Dransfield
Juventus - Society
Bayern Munich - Dave Watkins
Barcelona - John Blackburn
Manchester Utd - Shaun Penington
Galatasaray - Kevin Taylor
Schalke - Bill Roberts
Zenit St Petersburg - John Blackburn
Manchester City - Steve Clarke
Borussia Dortmund - Arthur Turner
Chelsea - Bryan Kennedy
Shakhtar Donetsk - Mark Dransfield
Benfica - Keith Sarsfield
Celtic - Graham Barker
Paris Saint Germain - Mark Lyth
Arsenal - Shaun Pennington
Olympiacos - Peter Nurse
AC Milan - John Cowley
Anderlecht - Mark Lyth
Real Madrid - Steve Clarke
Ajax - Graham Barker
Copenhagen - Society
CSKA Moscow - Dennis Deluce
Bayer Leverkusen - Dennis Deluce
Marsellie - Terry Roscoe
Austria Vienna - James Mainwaring
Victoria Plzen - John Cowley
Steaua Bucharest - Callum Deeming
Napoli - Terry Roscoe
Atheltico Madrid - Peter Nurse
Real Sociedad - Bryan Kennedy
Basel - Arther Turner

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5th November 2013

November Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the November meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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11th October 2013

October Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the October meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

RA-FA Event

Tuesday 19th November (19:15 start) at The Gild Hall in Formby. The guest speaker will be Premier League referee Bobby Madley. Please let the Secretary know ASAP if you wish to attend.

Gild Hall Address: Church Rd, Formby, Liverpool, Merseyside L37 3NG

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14th September 2013

September Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the September meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.


Malta Trip - FIFA Futsal Refereeing Seminar

Peter Nurse travelled to Malta (3rd-8th Sept) as part of four man party from The FA to attend a FIFA Futsal Referee hosted by the Maltese FA.


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9th August 2013

August Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the August meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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27th May 2013

May Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the May meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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5th March 2013

Fee's for 2013 / 2014 are as follows:

Full Membership (18+) is £22
Junior Membership is £2
Affiliate Membership is £7
Honoured Membership is £16

Please note that your membership is now due. Please re-join as soon as possible to ensure that your insurance cover continues.

Membership forms are available HERE. Please complete it in full a remember to include an email address.

April Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the April meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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9th March 2013

March Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the March meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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14th February 2013

February Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the February meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Champions League Buster - Group Winners

A - PSG - John Cowley
B - Schalke - Marks Dransfield
C - Malaga - Peter Nurse
D - Borussia Dortmund - Graham Barker
E - Juventus - Arthur Turner
F - Bayern Munich - Bryan Kennedy
G - Barcelona - Tom Jackson
H - Manchester Utd - Shaun Pennington

Guide to Misconduct Report Writing

The FA publication, "A Guide to Misconduct Report Writing" can be downloaded HERE

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21st January 2013

January Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the January meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

International Futsal Tournament in Malta

In January Peter Nurse was appointed to referee at a four nations international tournament in Malta involving Malta, England, Greece & Gerogia.

Between 6th and 9th January 2013 Peter refereed:

Gerogia vs Greece (4:2)
Malta vs Georgia (1:10)
Greece vs Malta (0:1)

Some photos from the trip are bellow and a short article is available via the LCFA web site HERE












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18th December 2012

December Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the December meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Champions League Buster Draw

Porto - Steve Clarke
Juventus - Arthur Turner
Bayern Munich - Bryan Kennedy
Lille - John Blackburn
Barcelona - Tom Jackson
Spartak Moscow - Callum Deeming
Manchester Utd - Shaun Penington
Galatasaray - Mark Lyth
Dynamo Kiev - John Blackburn
Dynamo Zagreb - Steve Stewart
Schalke - Mark Dransfield
Montpellier - Callum Deeming
Zenit St Petersburg - Society
Malaga - Peter Nurse
Manchester City - Steve Stewart
Borussia Dortmund - Graham Barker
Chelsea - Eddie Brady
Shakhtar Donetsk - Arthur Turner
Nordsjaelland - Bryan Kennedy
Valencia - Society
Bate Borisov - Society
Benfica - John Cowley
Celtic - Len Kelly
Braga - Steve Clarke
CFR Cluj - Terry Roscoe
Paris Saint Germain - John Cowley
Arsenal - Shaun Pennington
Olympiacos - Dennis Deluce
AC Milan - Mark Lyth
Anderlecht - Dennis Deluce
Real Madrid - Society
Ajax - Bill Roberts

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7th November 2012

November Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the November meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.


Life Member Presentation Photos

Photo's from the November meeting Life Member presentations and Bill Roberts FA 50 year presentation are now available from the Photos page

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3rd October 2012

Life Member Presentation Evening - November 5th

On Monday 5th November we will be hosting a presentation evening to celebrate Dave Watkins, Bill Roberts, Terry Roscoe and John Cowley becoming Life Members of the Society. Between them they have over 175 years of Society membership. There will be a hotpot and a raffle on the night and Steve Stewart will be our guest speaker for the evening. It promises to be fantastic night with good food, company and one of the best guest speakers in the country. Please make an effort to close off the 5th in your diary and attend the meeting.

October Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the October meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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9th September 2012

September Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the September meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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19th August 2012

August Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the August meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Society AGM

The Societies Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 3rd September at 19:45. Please make an effort to attend.

The following positions will be up for election:

Chairman (2 year term) - Stephen Clarke
Vice Chair (2 year term) - Bryan Kennedy
Secretary (2 year term) - Peter Nurse
Auditor (1 year term) - Kevin Taylor
Committee Member (1 year term) - Paul Stevenson
RA Liaison Officers (2 year term) - Peter Nurse & Bryan Kennedy

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29th July 2012

Fitness Training

Every Wednesday (18:30-19:30) on the track at Sutton High (Elton Head Road, St Helens). The cost for track use is £2.90 which includes changing and showering facilities if required. All welcome.

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12th April 2012

May Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the May meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Society Polo Shirts

Shirts are available via the Treasurer for £10 each. Click the photo below for a bigger picture.



RA-FA Youth Council

The RA are setting up a Youth Council (18-25 years old) for younger members to have their say on how The RA is run and what training it provides. If any of our younger members are interested in getting involved please contact the Secretary ASAP.

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12th April 2012

April Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the April meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Fees for 2012 / 2013

Fee's for 2012 / 2013 are as follows:

Full Membership (18+) is £22
Junior Membership is £2
Affiliate Membership is £7
Honoured Membership is £16

Please note that your membership is now due. Please re-join as soon as possible to ensure that your insurance cover continues.

Membership forms are available HERE. Please complete it in full a remember to include an email address.

Euro Buster Draw:

Croatia - Terry Roscoe
Czech Republic - Mark Lyth
Denmark - Andy Cowley
England - Dennis Deluce
France - Carl Ford
Germany - Dennis Deluce
Greece - Steve Clarke
Italy - Steve Clarke
Netherlands - John Cowley
Poland - Peter Nurse
Portugal - Mark Dransfield
Republic of Ireland - John Blackburn
Russia - Mark Dransfield
Spain - Society
Sweden - Bryan Kennedy
Ukraine - John Blackburn

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14th March 2012

March Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the March meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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12th February 2012

February Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the February meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

RA-FA "Have Your Say" Event

The next RA-FA event is taking place on Thursday 16th February with a prompt 19:30 start.

Part 1 - Hosted by Ian Blanchard - "Have Your Say"
Part 2 - Mike Dean (Premier League & FIFA Referee)

The event is being held at the United Services Club (WA8 7PD) on Prescot Road in Widnes.  Parking is available behind the Wellington Inn which is next door.

Please make an effort to attend, make your views heard and enjoy a training slot from one of our best referees.

The dress code for the evening is smart casual.
The club / bar will be open from 7pm so please arrive in plenty of time to grab a drink and catch up with your referee colleagues.

Fitness Training

Wednesday nights - 18:30 to 19:30 (approx) on the running track at Sutton High.

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28th January 2012

Futsal International

Peter Nurse refereeing France vs England Futsal International in Lorient, Brittany (24th & 25th January 2012)

Fitness Training

Wednesday nights - 18:30 to 19:30 on the running track at Sutton High.

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8th January 2012

January Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the January meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Champions League Buster

Group Winners (£5 prize):

Runners Up:

Barcelona - Terry Roscoe
Chelsea - Bryan Kennedy
Bayern Munich - John Cowley
Arsenal - Peter Nurse
Real Madrid - Eddie Brady
Inter Milan - Paul Stevenson
Benfica - Stephen Clarke
Apoel - John Blackburn

Milan - Paul Stevenson
Lyon - Arthur Turner
CSKA Moscow - Mark Lyth
Marseille - Jimmy Kennedy
Napoli - John Blackburn
Zenit St Petersburg - Mark Dransfield
Bayer Leverkusen - Mark Lyth
Basel - Arthur Turner

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10th December 2011

December Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the December meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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11th November 2011

November Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the November meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Photos

Photo's from the presentation of new LMSA badges can be found HERE.

Photo's from the member of the year presentation can be found HERE.

Fitness Training

Wednesday nights - 18:30 to 19:30 (approx) on the running track at Sutton High.
Cost is £2.70 which includes use of changing rooms and showers.

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15th October 2011

Terry Roscoe

Terry Roscoe recently retired as an FA Licensed Tutor after 12 years. Terry was presented with an award at LCFA for forty years of service to football.



Fitness Training

Wednesday nights - 18:30 to 19:30 (approx) on the running track at Sutton High.
Cost is £2.70 which includes use of changing rooms and showers.

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4th October 2011

October Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the October meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Fitness Training

Weekly fitness training continues to take place. Now that the evenings are getting darker we'll be switching the venue to the running track at Sutton High. You'll need to pay to use the track but we'll have light and changing / shower facilities for afterwards.

Champions League Buster Draw

FC Barcelona - Terry Roscoe
Manchester Utd - Dennis Deluce
Chelsea - Bryan Kennedy
Bayern Munich - John Cowley
Arsenal - Peter Nurse
Real Madrid - Eddie Brady
Porto - John Cowley
Inter Milan - Paul Stevenson
MC Milan - Paul Stevenson
Lyon - Arthur Turner
Shakhtar Donetsk - Paul Russell
Benfica - Stephen Clarke
Villarreal - Shaun Pennington
CSKA Moscow - Mark Lyth
Marseille - Jimmy Kennedy
Zenit St Petersburg - Mark Dransfield
Ajax - Alan Langdon
Bayer Leverkusen - Mark Lyth
Manchester City - Jimmy Kennedy
Lille - Bryan Kennedy
Basel - Arthur Turner
Bate Borisov - Terry Roscoe
Borussia Dortmund - Society
Napoli - John Blackburn
Dinamo Zagreb - Peter Nurse
Apoel - John Blackburn
Trabzonspor - Mark Dransfield
Genk - Alan Green
Viktoria Plzen - Bill Roberts
Otelul Galati - Stephen Clarke

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10th September 2011

September Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the September meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Futsal Article on FA web site

An article about Peter's trip to Finland can be found HERE.

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2nd August 2011

August Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the August meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Society AGM

The Societies Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 5th September 2011 at 19:45. Please make an effort to attend.

The following positions will be up for election:

Vice President (1 year term) - Mark Lyth
Auditor (1 year term) - Kevin Taylor
Treasurer (2 year term) - John Blackburn
Committee Member (1 year term) - Paul Stevenson
Web Master (2 year term) - Peter Nurse

Pre-Season Training

Training sessions are taking place every Tuesday from 18:30 to 19:30 on Sutton Manor playing fields. Any member is welcome to attend and the training will be tailored to your fitness level.

Society Fantasy Premier League

The Society is running a fantasy premier league competition for 2011/2012. Entry is £1 a team with half of the money going to the RA Benevolent Fund and half to the winning team. Sign up at http://fantasyfootball.skysports.com/

Once you have a team let John Blackburn know your team name and he'll add you to the Society league.

Summer of Futsal

While most society members have been enjoying a summer break Peter Nurse has been very busy refereeing the culmination of the futsal season.

Peter refereed at the league grand finals in Guildford in early June and then at the FA Futsal Cup finals in Birmingham in late July. Between those two high points of the domestic futsal calendar Peter refereed the international game between England & Greece in Sheffield.

However the highlight of the summer was undoubtedly ten days in Finland refereeing at the European Universities Futsal Championships. The tournament was a fantastic opportunity to learn and referee some extremely high quality futsal. The highlight of Peter's tournament was refereeing University of Minho (Portugal) vs University of Coimbra (Portugal) in a game that would normally grace the Portuguese national futsal league.

Pictures from the England vs Greece game and EUC Futsal Competition are below.

Video highlights of the England vs Greece futsal international are available HERE.

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24th May 2011

England vs Montenegro Futsal International

Peter Nurse with fellow match officials during the recent international futsal friendly between England and Montenegro.

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Video Highlights from the game are available HERE.

Futsal Appointment

Peter Nurse has been appointed to referee at the European University Futsal Championships which are taking place in Tampere, Finland between 17th and 24th July 2010. More details about the championships are available from www.eucfutsal2011.com

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12th May 2011

May Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the May meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Futsal Appointments

Peter Nurse has been appointed to referee England vs Greece in Sheffield on 24th and 25th of June 2011.

Peter has also been appointed to referee the National Futsal League Playoff Grand Finals (11th & 12th June) in Guildford and at the FA Futsal Cup (8-11th July) in Sheffield.

Peter was timekeeper on the playoff final and refereed The FA Futsal Cup final in 2010.

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12th April 2011

April Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the April meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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4th April 2011

2011/2012 Fees Now Due

Fee for 2011/2012 were set at tonight's E.G.M and they are as follows:

Full Adult Member (18+) - £22
Junior Member - £2
Associate Member - £7
Honoured Member - £16

Physiocare Cover (optional) - £5

Fee's are now due.

A new membership form can be downloaded HERE. It can be completed electronically or printed and completed by hand. See the JOIN page for more details.

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26th March 2011

Cup Final Appointments

Congratulations to the following members on their St Helens Combination Cup Final Appointments:

Hospital Cup Final
(2nd May)

G Strange (Ref), D Deluce (AR), A Green (AR) & J Blackburn (4th)

DH Griffiths Cup Final
(6th May)

C Hulme (Ref), P Russell (AR), S Pennington (AR) & M Highton (4th)

Tom Worrall Cup Final (30th April)

P Stevenson (Ref), R Deakin (AR) & D Forber (4th)

Rainford Potteries Cup Final
(16th April)

M Dransfield (Ref), S Clarke (AR), I Hegarty (AR) & M Cammack (4th)


International Futsal Appointments

Peter Nurse has been appointed to referee England vs Montenegro in Hereford on 20th and 21st of May 2011.

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14th March 2011

March Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the March meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Cup Final Appointments

Congratulations to the following members on their LCFA Cup Final Appointments:

Eddie Brady (4th Official) - LCFA Sunday Premier Cup Final
James Service (Assistant Referee) - LCFA Under 14s Inter League Final
Keith Service (4th Official) - LCFA Under 14s Inter League Final
Keith Sarsfield (Assistant Referee) - LCFA Womens Senior Cup Final
Peter Nurse (Assistant Referee) - LCFA Mens Senior Cup Final

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14th February 2011

February Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the February meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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20th January 2011

January Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the January meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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26th December 2010

December Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the December meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Futsal

Video highlights from the recent England vs Andorra futsal internationals in Loughborough are available HERE.

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22nd November 2010

Futsal

Peter Nurse with other match officials at the England vs Andorra futsal internationals held in Loughborough on 12th & 13th November 2010.

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7th November 2010

November Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the November meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Howard Webb Photos

Photo now available from the Photo's page.

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7th October 2010

October Meeting Minutes & Chris Foy Photographs

Minutes of the October meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Photo's are now available by clicking THIS link


Champions League Buster

Ajax - Dennis Deluce
Arsenal - Arthur Turner
Auxerre - Peter Nurse
Barcelona - Mark Lyth
Basel - Dennis Deluce
Bayern Munich - Mark Dransfield
Benfica - Mark Lyth
Braga - Len Kelly
Bremen - Stephen Clarke
Bursapor - Arthur Turner
CFR Cluj - Eddie Brady
Chelsea - Kevin Taylor
H. Tel-Aviv - John Blackburn
Inter Milan - Eddie McGrath
Kobenhaven - Alan Langdon
Lyon - Graham Speed
Manchester Utd - Stephen Clarke
Marseille - Jim Thompson
Milan - Ian Hegarty
Panathinaikos - Alan Green
Partizan Belgrade - Terry Roscoe
Rangers - Shaun Pennington
Real Madrid - Mick Duffy
Roma - Alan Green
Rubin Kazan - Chris Foy
Schalke - Paul Russel
Shakhtar Donetsk - Mark Dransfield
Spartak Moscow - James Croxton
Tottenham - Peter Nurse
Twente - Alan Green
Valencia - Peter Nurse
Zilina - John Blackburn

Minutes from 1919

Over the past few weeks the Secretary has been go through historical minutes to build up a
record of members service to the Society over the years. It's already unearthed many interesting things but the highlight so far is a copy of minutes from what may have been the inaugural meeting of the Society in November 1919. Click the thumbnail below to read the full version.

1919

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News...
25th September 2010

Old Photo's

Many thanks to Rob Deakin who dropped of an old Society secretaries bag
containing these jems. Can you remember the occasion and identify those shown?

Click any of the images to see larger versions.

Len

Len

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October Meeting Guest Speaker - Chris Foy

We are very pleased to announce that the guest speaker at our October meeting will be FA Cup Final Referee Chris Foy. Chris is a member of the St Helens Society so please make a special effort to come to meeting to congratulate Chris on refereeing the biggest game in domestic football.

Futsal

Peter Nurse recently spent a weekend in Sheffield refereeing at The FA Futsal Cup finals.
After successful group games Peter was appointed to referee the cup final with FIFA
referee Alex Sliva. Pictures and video below.

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Team lineups before the game.

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A Lukauskis (TK), Alex Sliva (1st Referee), Peter Nurse (2nd Referee) & Marc Birkett (3rd Referee)

Video highlights are available HERE

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News...
9th September 2010

September Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the September meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Member of the Year

Congratulations to Alan Green who is our member of the year. Photo now available from the Photo's page.

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20th July 2010

Pre-Season Training:

With the start of the football season coming into view I'm going to start running pre-season fitness session on Sutton Manor playing fields.

Sessions will begin this Tuesday (13th) at 18:30 and last for approximately 1 hour.

3rd August
10th August
17th August

The training will take place on grass so please bring appropriate footwear.

World Cup Buster:

Well done to the following group winners who will each receive £5.

Spain - John Cowley
Holland - Peter Nurse
Brazil - Mark Lyth
USA - Stephen Clarke
Argentina - John Blackburn
Germany - Colin Hulme
Paraguay - Shaun Pennington
Uruguay - Alan Green

Finalists (£20 & £50):

Holland (Peter Nurse) vs Spain (John Cowley) or Germany (Colin Hulme).

Make sure you come along in August to collect your prize.

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News...
17th May 2010

May Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the May meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Old Photograph

Thanks to Dennis Deluce for providing the picture below. Can you help identify any of the faces and provide information of when it might have been taken?

Click the image below for a larger version and then click again for full resolution.

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News...
17th April 2010

2010 FA Cup Final:

Many congratulations to Chris Foy who has been appointed to referee The FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Portsmouth on 15th May at Wembley. Everyone at the Society sends their congratulations to Chris.

If you would like the go to the FA Cup Final, the Society has the option of up to 2 tickets from Lancs FA. Please contact the Secretary ASAP if you are interested in attending.

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News...
9th April 2010

April Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the April meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Membership Fees 2010/2011

Fees were set at the April EGM. Fees as detailed below are now due:

Full Membership (18+) is £22
Junior Membership is £2
Affiliate Membership is £7
Honoured Membership is £15

See the JOIN page for further details

World Cup Buster:

Spain - John Cowley
North Korea - Graham Barker
Portugal - Bill Roberts
Honduras - John Blackburn
England - John Blackburn
Mexico - Peter Nurse
Italy - Shaun Pennington
Holland - Peter Nurse
Brazil - Mark Lyth
Cameroon - Paul Stevenson
Greece - Mathew Stevenson
Switzerland - Arthur Turner
Algeria - Arthur Turner
Japan - Eddie Brady
Ivory Coast - Mark Dransfield
Denmark - Mark Dransfield
Serbia -John Cowley
South Korea - Peter Nurse
France - Terry Roscoe
South Africa - Stephen Clarke
USA - Stephen Clarke
Slovakia - Dennis Deluce
Slovenia - Dennis Deluce
Argentina - John Blackburn
Ghana - Bryan Kennedy
Chile - Stephen Clarke
Germany - Colin Hulme
Australia - Colin Hume
Paraguay - Shaun Pennington
New Zealand - Alan Langdon
Uruguay - Alan Green
Nigeria - Alan Green

2010 Cup Finals:

The following St Helens Combination Cup finals are taking place and Society members feature heavily in the appointments. Please come along and support your colleagues.

23rd April @ 18:15 - Rainford Potteries Cup Final
30th April @ 18:15 - Tom Worrall Cup Final
3rd May @ 14:00 - Hospital Cup Final
7th May @ 18:15 - DH Griffiths Cup Final

All finals will be played at Sutton High. See the appointments page for match official details.

News...
11th March 2010
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March Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the March meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Members Appointments

The appointments page of the web site has been updated. Congratulations to all involved. Please let me know if you have any important appointments.

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News...
14th February 2010

February Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the February meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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News...
9th January 2010

January Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the January meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Old Photos

Many thanks to Bryan Kennedy for providing 3 fantastic new photo's for our archive collection. Click any of the photo's below to take you to the archive photo page.







50 Years Service

Former Society Chairman Derek Cleveland recently received a 50 Year Service award from the FA. He was presented with the award at a recent FAMOA event. Click the photo to see it in more detail.

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News...
19th December 2009

December Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the December meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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News...
6th November 2009

November Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the November meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Photo's of Novembers training session are available for download from the Photos page.

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News...
14th October 2009

October Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the October meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Champions League Buster


The full draw is as follows:

AC Milan - Marks Dransfield
ACF Fiorentina - Terry Roscoe
AFC Unirea Urzeceni - Society
Apoel FC - Mark Lyth
Arsenal - Stephen Clarke
AZ Alkmaar - John Cowley
Besiktas - Giuseppe Fara
Chelsea - Paul Stevenson
Club Atletico de Marid - Shaun Pennington
Debreceni - Dennis Deluce
FC Barcelona - Society
FC Bayern Munchen - Society
FC Dynamo Kyiv - Dennis Deluce
FC Girondins de Bordeaux - Rob Deakin
FC Internazionale Milano - Peter Nurse
FC Porto - Society
FC Ruban Kazan - Peter Nurse
FC Zurich - Eddie Brady
Juventus - Paul Stevenson
Liverpool - Mark Lyth
Maccabi Haifa - Peter Nurse
Manchester Utd - Mark Dransfield
Olympiacos - Society
Olympique de Marseille - Peter Nurse
Olympique Lyonnais - Stephen Clarke
PFC CSKA Moskova - Bryan Kennedy
R. Standard de Liege - Arthur Turner
Rangers - Alan Langdon
Real Madrid - John Blackburn
Sevilla - John Blackburn
VfB Stuttgart - Arthur Turner
VfL Wolfsburh - Stephen Clarke

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News...
20th September 2009

September Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the September meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

Updated Rules


Society Rules have been updated and can be downloaded HERE.

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News...
6th September 2009

Another Old Photo!

Many thanks Garry Strange who has provided the fantastic photograph below. If you can identify anyone else in the photographs please get in touch.

Click the small photos below to take you to the archive photo page. From there you can click on the image to see it full size.

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News...
31st August 2009

Old Photos

Many thanks once again to Honoured Member Len Kelly who has provided another set of sensational photographs. If you can identify anyone else in the photographs please get in touch.

Click the small photos below to take you to the archive photo page. From there you can click on the image to see it full size.

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News...
31st August 2009

Champions League Buster

Starting at the September meeting, the Society will be running a Champions League Buster competition. All teams in the competition will go into sealed envelopes which can be bought at a cost of £5 each.

Once all envelopes are sold the envelopes will be opened. For entry please see John Blackburn or Stephen Clarke.

Prize Breakdown:
RA Benevolent Fund: £50
All group winners: £5
Champions League Losing Finalist: £20
Champions League Winning Finalist: £50

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News...
31st August 2009

September AGM

The Societies AGM will take place on Monday 7th September. Please make every effort to attend and arrive on time.

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News...
28th August 2009

Barry Kilgallon

Following a few visits to our web site looking for information on Barry Kilgallon I followed them up and I'm sad to report that Barry passed away on Tuesday of this week (25th August).

The following is taken from the Scottish Football League web site:

"SFA Referee observer Barry Kilgallon passed away on August 25 after a losing an 18 month battle against cancer. Kilgallon refereed the Scottish Junior Cup between Petershill and Pollok in 1985 before moving on to a role in developing match officials."

Some of the longer serving members will remember Barry.  There is a photo in the 'Archive Photos' section of the web site that includes Barry.

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News...
23rd August 2009

August Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the August meeting are now available to download from the Minutes page.

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News...
13th May 2009

May Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the May meeting can be downloaded from the Minutes Page.

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News...
5th May 2009

A Guide to Misconduct Report Writing - Download

As discussed at last nights meeting, the FA publication "A Guide to Misconduct Report Writing" is an invaluable tool to help you complete your reports.

A PDF copy of the most recent version is available to download HERE.

If you ever need any further help with misconduct reporting don't hesitate to contact a Society member for advice. Electronic copies of the Caution and Misconduct report forms are available from the Documents page of the web site.

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News...
13th April 2009

April Meeting Minutes & Fees for 2009/2010

Minutes of the April meeting can be downloaded from the Minutes Page.

Fees for 2009/2010 were set at an EGM at the April Meeting. They are as follows:

Full Member - £22
Junior Member (under 18) - £5
Affiliate Member - £7
Honoured Member - £7 (optional)


Your 2008/2009 membership expired on the 31st March and therefore your subscription needs to be renewed to ensure that you are covered by RA insurance.

Membership forms are available HERE. Please complete and send to John Blackburn with appropriate payment. Please make cheques payable to: The St Helens Referees' Society.

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News...
6th April 2009

Cup Final Appointments

Congratulations to the following members on their Cup Final appointments.

LCFA Saturday Intermediate Cup Final - P Stevenson (Referee)

LCFA Sunday Junior Cup Final - S Clarke (Referee)

LCFA Saturday Challenge Cup Final - P Nurse (AR)

LCFA Sunday Intermediate Cup Final - B Kennedy (4th Official)

Guardian Cup Cup Final - J Goodwin (AR)

J Drinkwater Cup Final - D Deluce (AR)

Hospital Cup Final
- D Deluce (AR) & J Blackburn (4th Official)

DH Griffiths Cup Final - D Forber (Referee), S Pennington (AR) & P Russell (AR)

Tom Worrall Cup Final - P Nurse (Referee), A Green (AR) and B Kennedy (4th Official)

I-Zingari Premier Cup Final - P Nurse (AR)

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News...
15th March 2009

Phil Andrews

It is with regret that we have learnt of the death of Phil Andrews. Phil passed away on Saturday 7th March 2009 at the age of 70.

There will be a service at St Helens Crematorium on Tuesday 17th March at 11am.

Thanks to Eric Bond for passing on the information.

Any donations sent in lieu of flowers should be sent via his wife Doreen in aid of the Alzheimers' Society.

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News...
4th March 2009

Mark Lyth - LMSA Photos

Photographs from Marks LMSA presentation are now available from the photos page along with photos of the original presentation at the RA Conference in 2008.

Minutes for the March meeting are available to download from the Minutes page.

EGM & Fees for 2009/2010

There will be a short EGM before the April meeting to set fees for 2009/2010. It is proposed that fee's will be reduced from £27 for £22. This will be discussed by the Committee and voted on at the EGM.

Please note that your current membership expires on 31st March 2009 and if you wish to remain covered by RA insurance you must renew your membership at the April meeting.

The proposed £22 is only one match fee and offers excellent value for money.

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News...
9th February 2009

Mark Lyth - LMSA Presentation

At our March meeting (2nd March) Mark Lyth, current Vice President of the Society, will be presented with his Long and Meritorious Service Award (LMSA).

Ian Davies from the RA Board will be in attendance to make the RA presentation to Mark. Select Group Referee and former Society member Chris Foy will be in attendance to make a presentation to Mark from the Society. Chris will also be running a training session.

A hot pot supper will be provided for all in attendance and there will be a raffle.

Please make every effort to attend the March meeting. Please note the meeting will start at 19:30.

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News...
22nd January 2009

Geoff White

It is with regret that we have learnt of the death of Geoff White. A number of St Helens Society members visited Geoff during his short illness.

Geoff's funeral will take place on Friday 30th January at Emmanuel Church, Cambridge Road, Southport, PR9 9PU.  The service starts at 11:30am.  It will then move to Southport Crematorium for 12:30pm

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News...
13th January 2009

January Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the January meeting can be downloaded from the Minutes Page.

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News...
6th December 2008

December Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the December meeting can be downloaded from the Minutes Page.

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News...
24th November 2008

George Foster

It is with regret that we have learnt of the sudden death of George on Friday 14th November. His funeral is on Wednesday 26th November at Our Lady's Help of Christians, Portico (10:30am) followed by cremation at St Helens Crematorium (12:00pm).

George was a former Chairman of our Society and at one time shared the Training Officer's role with John Cowley. He was also a Vice-President for a number of years.

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News...
9th November 2008

November Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the November meeting can be downloaded from the Minutes Page.

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News...
28th October 2008

Training Session

The training session for Novembers meeting will be run by John Blackburn. The topic will be "maintaining and building respect in parks football". Please make every effort to attend.

Appointments - Updated

3rd round cup appointments have now been updated. Please contact me if you believe something is missing.

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News...
18th October 2008

LCFA FAMOA Event

The LCFA FAMOA Event is taking place at the Suites Hotel on Thursday 27th November (19:00-21:00).
Guest speakers are Chris Foy and Steve Swallow.  Please contact Dave Horlick at LCFA if you wish to attend.

Geoff White - Life Membership Award

Geoff White (Southport RA) received his RA Life Membership award at Conference this year.
Southport are holding an celebration on Thursday 20th November (8pm start) at Southport Trinity Football Club.
Geoff will be presented with his award by Alan Poulain, Chairman of the RAE.
A hotpot supper with be provided, if you wish to attend please contact me so I can pass on numbers to Southport.

2008 / 2009 Appointments - Updated

All 1st and 2nd round cup appointments have now been updated. Please contact me if you believe something is missing.

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News...
10th October 2008

October Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the October meetings can be downloaded from the Minutes Page.

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News...
14th September 2008

September Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the September meetings can be downloaded from the Minutes Page.

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News...
6th August 2008

August Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the August meeting can be downloaded from the Minutes Page.

AGM

The Societies AGM will be held on Monday 1st September.

The following posts are due for election at Septembers AGM:

1 year cycle:
Vice President (Mark Lyth)
Auditor (Larry Trott)
Committee Members (Kevin Taylor & Fran Keegan)

2 year cycle:
Secretary (Peter Nurse)
RA Liaison Officer (John Goodwin)

If you wish to stand for a position or want to be re-elected please contact the Secretary.

If you have anything you would like to be discussed at the AGM please contact the Secretary.

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News...
29th July 2008

Pre-Season Training

Pre-season training sessions running at King George V Sutton Manor.

Training will be:

Tuesday 22nd July - 7pm - 8pm.
Tuesday 29th July - CANCELLED.
Thursday 7th August - 7pm -8pm.
Thursday 14th August - 7pm -8pm.

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News...
13th July 2008

Mark Lyth - LMSA Photos

Congratulations to Mark Lyth who was presented with this Long and Meritorious Service Award at the RA Conference last weekend. Photo's are available here.

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News...
25th June 2008

UPDATE - Pre-Season Training

Pre-season training sessions are up and running at King George V Sutton Manor.

Training will be:

Thursday 3rd July - 7pm - 8pm.
Thursday 10th July - 7pm - 8pm
Thursday 17th July - 7pm - 8pm.
Tuesday 22nd July - 7pm - 8pm.
Tuesday 29th July - 7pm - 8pm.

Any changes to dates / times will be posted here.

Please confirm the date / time here before attending training.

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News...
10th June 2008

Pre-Season Training

The Secretary will be running pre-season training sessions at King George V Sutton Manor every Tuesday starting 17th June from 7pm-8pm. All referees welcome.

We will be using training schemes used by the PGMO.

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News...
10th June 2008

May Minutes Now Online

Minutes from the May meeting are now available from the Minutes page

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News...
2nd May 2008

April Minutes Now Online

Minutes from the April meeting are now available from the Minutes page.

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News...
26th March 2008

Appointments Updated

LCFA have released the appointments for County Cup Finals today. The appointments section has been updated. Local league Cup Finals are also included. Congratulations to all involved.

Promotions

LCFA are also in the process of writing to referees on promotion schemes. If you have been promoted please let me know. So far I'm only aware of my own.

Peter Nurse - Level 7 -> Level 6

LCFA - Information Received

LCFA are looking for referees to referee at the World Firefighter Games taking place in Liverpool in August. Contact Dave Horlick at LCFA for details.

LCFA are running a Futsal referees' course on Thursday 10th April. Contact Dave Horlick or Simon Wright at LCFA for details.

There is a Sportsman's Dinner to raise funds for Transplant Sport UK at the Suites Hotel on Friday 11th April. Geoff Winter is the guest speaker. Tickets are £30. Contact Dave Horlick at LCFA for details.

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News...
9th March 2008

March Minutes Now Online

Minutes from the March meeting are now available from the Minutes page

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News...
9th March 2008

March Minutes Now Online

Minutes from the March meeting are now available from the Minutes page.

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News...
5th March 2008

Notice of EGM

On the 7th April 2008 the St Helens Referees' Society will be holding an Extraordinary General Meeting.

Society rules require 28 days notice to be given before an EGM can take place.

The EGM will take place directly before the April monthly meeting and members will be asked to discuss a proposed rise in membership fees in-line with an increase in fees from the Referees' Association. 

It is proposed that full membership rises to £27 (from £25) and junior membership to £18 (from £15).

Please note that your current membership expires on the 31st March and therefore 2008/2009 membership will be due at April's meeting.

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News...
22nd February 2008

Old Photos

Many thanks to Honoured Member Len Kelly who has provided the sensational photograph below. I'll be bringing it to Society on the 3rd to see who else we can identify.

Click the small photo below to take you to the archive photo page. From there you can click on the image to see it full size.

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News...
10th February 2008

February Minutes Now Online

Minutes from the February meetings are now available from the Minutes page.

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News...
15th January 2008

New Logo

The web site logo has been updated. If it doesn't appear press Ctrl+F5 to reload the site.

Minutes Now Online

Minutes for the January meeting are now available from the Minutes page.

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News...
6th January 2008

Appointments

The appointments section has just had a big update after not having done so for a while. If an appointment is missing please let me know.

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News...
12th December 2007

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Guest Speakers for 2008

A list of the guest speakers / training spots for all 2008 is available now from the information page.

Steve Stewart is the guest speaker at the January meeting. Steve was recently voted the best speaker at the RAE conference. Since then he's spoken at Societies and County FA's all over the country. Make sure you don't miss out!

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News...
5th December 2007

Web Site Updates

Minutes for the December meeting are now online. Go to the minutes page to download.

Photo from the presentation to John Goodwin is available in the photos section.

Referees' Night Out

If you weren't aware already the referees night out on the 8th is cancelled. To be rescheduled in the new year.

January Meeting

Steve Stewart will be guest speaker at the January meeting. Steve was voted the best speaker at this years RAE conference which is a fantastic achievement considering some of the names on the list of speakers. Don't miss the January meeting!

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News...
2nd November 2007

Guest Speaker

The St Helens Referees' Society are very pleased to welcome George Parry to our November meeting as guest speaker.

LCFA Quiz

I'm still looking for more people to take part in the LCFA quiz on Tuesday 20th November. Contact me ASAP.

More Old Photos!

A number of old photos have been very kindly provided by Honoured Member Dave Watkins. Go to the archive photo section to have a look at them.

If anyone can identify people in the photos that I haven't already then I'd be very interested to hear from you.

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News...
29th September 2007

Web Site Updates

1st round LCFA cup appointments now online.

Society rules now available for download HERE.

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News...
10th September 2007

Web Site Updates

Minutes for Septembers meeting are now available to download.

Officers section has been updated following the AGM.

More updates to come in the next few days including 1st round LCFA cup appointments.

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News...
24th August 2007

Web Site Update

Appointments continue to be added to the new 2007/2008 appointments section even this early in the season. Congratulations to those already appearing in the list.

Committee Meeting

A Society committee meeting is being held next week. If there is anything you'd like to be discussed or something you'd like to see happen at Society this year please let me know before Wednesday (29th).

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News...
4th August 2007

Honoured Member Len Kelly

Some members may already be aware of the poor health of Honoured Member Len Kelly. Len suffered a mini-stroke last weekend and has been recovering at Whiston Hospital. The latest news I have is that Len is recovering well and will be transferred to St Helens hospital to continue his recovery and then home. If anyone would like information on contacting Len or visiting arrangements please contact me for details.

2007/2008 Appointments Section

There are now separate appointments sections for the 2007/2008 and 2006/2007 seasons. First congratulations of the season go to Rob Deakin who has been appointed to the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round. Further details in the appointments section.

If you have an important appointment at any point during the season let me know and I will post it.

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News...
9th July 2007

Congratulations

Many congratulations to Honoured Member Dave Watkins who has this evening been elected "Honorary Life Vice President" of Liverpool County Football Association.

Congratulations also to Society member Bill Roberts who has been elected District Representative for the St Helens Area to LCFA.

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7th July 2007

Former Society Member News

Congratulations to former Society member Chris Foy who has been appointed 4th Official on the season opening Community Shield between Premier League Champions Manchester United and FA Cup winners Chelsea. The game will be played at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 5th August - KO 3pm.

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News...
1st July 2007

Images From The Past!

Many thanks to Honoured Member Len Kelly for forwarding a newspaper cutting of Society members from over 20 years ago!

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Click the image above for a larger version. A full resolution version is available upon request.

If you have any old photos either in the form of cuttings or photographs hidden away please contact me.

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News...
29th May 2007

Northern Cup Final

Congratulations to the following Society members for their Northern Cup Final Appointment.

Greenfields vs Old Xaverians Res - G O'Brien (Referee), R Deakin (AR) & D Deluce (AR)

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News...
27th May 2007

Referees 'End of Season' Night Out

Will be held on Saturday 16th June. Meet in the Nexus bar on Westfield Street in St Helens between 8-8:30pm. Hope to see you there.

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News...
8th May 2007

Web Site News

Minutes for the May meeting are now online.

The information page has been updated with meeting dates for the 2007/2008 season

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News...
5th May 2007

Important CRB & Child Protection Notice

All members should already be aware of the need for ALL referees to pass a CRB check (Criminal Records Bureau) and attend a child protection course.

If you have not completed both of the above you will NOT be able to register as a referee with LCFA next season. LCFA are in the process of writing to all referees that they believe are not currently covered.

A copy of the letter from LCFA which includes details of how to obtain a CRB check and the options available for child protection courses is available HERE.

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3rd May 2007

Final Society Meeting of the Season

This seasons final Society meeting is taking place on Monday 7th of May.  Can I remind all members that Society fees are now due.  A membership form is available from the Information page on the web site or alternatively contact John Blackburn.  You will not be covered by the RAE insurance until you have paid your membership fee.

National Referees Training Day

Final request for any members that would like to go by coach to the RAE National Referees Training Day on Saturday 9th June.  The cost of the coach is just £5.  It will pick up and drop off in St Helens.  Contact me ASAP if you wish to attend.

RA National Prize Draw

Can all members that haven't done so already please make sure they return their stubs and money by the May Society meeting.  If you are unable to attend the meeting then please either post them to me or if you are local drop them off in person:  10 Kipling Grove, Sutton Manor, St Helens, WA9 4BN. 

DO NOT send cash in the post!  Please make cheques payable to "St Helens Referees Society".

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News...
23rd April 2007

Congratulations to Society Members on the following appointments:

Hospital Cup Final (7th May):

R Deakin
(Referee), S Clarke (AR), S Pennington (AR) & P Nurse (4th Official)

Rainford Potteries Cup Final
(4th May):

P Russell (AR) & A Green (AR)

D H Griffith Cup Final
(28th April):

J Goodwin (AR)

Tom Worrall Cup Final (27th April):

E Brady (Referee)

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News...
21st April 2007

National Referees Training Day

If any member would just like to attend the National Training Day (At RAE Conference) on Saturday 9th June can you please contact the Secretary ASAP. A Coach is being organized at a cost of £5 per person.

Web Site News

The appointments section has been updated.

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News...
16th April 2007

Len Kelly

Honoured member Len Kelly was discharged from hospital earlier this weekend.

Web Site News

Appointments section now has cup appointments for the Warrington & District League.

Special congratulations to Dennis Deluce who's appointment to the Reg Oliver Cup Final, it is believed, will make him the first person to have refereed each of the 6 cup finals in the Warrington league.

Congratulations also to Rob Deakin who has been appointed to the LCFA Junior Cup Final.

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News...
8th April 2007

Web Site News

Minutes for the April meeting are now online. Click on the 'Minutes' section on the left to download.

2007/2008 Membership (£25) is now due. A membership form is available HERE.

Society News

Liverpool Sunday Referees' Society are holding an LMSA presentation for Keith Jones on Thursday 26th April. Can any members that would like to attend contact the Secretary ASAP.

Can all members remember to return their completed stubs and money for the RAE Grand Draw by the May meeting at the latest please!

Can any members that want to go to the RAE National Referees' Training Day please contact the Secretary ASAP please!

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3rd April 2007

Former Society Member News

The St Helens Referees' Society sends its congratulations to former member and Select Group Referee Chris Foy. Chris was 4th Official at the England vs Italy U21s international on Saturday 24th of March. This make Chris Foy the first English official to be appointed to a competitive fixture at the new Wembley Stadium.

Web Site News

The appointments section has been updated. Congratulations to everyone in the Society that has a quarter for semi final cup appointment. If you have an appointment that isn't listed please contact the Secretary.

Minutes for the April meeting should be available by the end of the week.

Society News

At last nights E.G.M. a vote was taken on an increase in the Society fee. The fee for the 2007/2008 season is £25 for adult members. Fees are due now. A membership form will be available via the web site shortly

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News...
22nd March 2007

RAE National Conference

The RAE National Conference is taking place in Warwick on June 8th and 9th. Information about the event is available HERE. If you would like to attend please contact the Secretary who can provide the necessary forms.

If any members would just like to attend the National Training Day (At RAE Conference) on Saturday 9th June only then Geoff White is trying to organise coach transport. It is hoped that the cost can be kept as low as £5 per person. If you would like more information please contact the Secretary.

Eve of Final Rally

With this years FA Cup Final being held at Wembley (fingers crossed) the RAE Eve of Final Rally event has moved from Cardiff to London. This year's event is being hosted at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium on Friday 18th May. Further details can be found HERE.

Tickets are £12.50 If you would like to attend please contact the Secretary so he can complete the necessary forms.

Web Site News

The appointments section has been significantly updated. County final appointments will be added as soon as they are available.

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21th March 2007

JJ Richardson Memorial Quiz- Update!

Congratulations to the St Helens Society Quiz team of Bill Roberts, John Blackburn, Peter Nurse, Fran Keegan & Mark Fife who staged an amazing comeback to retain the JJ Richardson Memorial Quiz Trophy.

St Helens weren't doing too well in the early rounds, but somehow managed to finish joint first, on 99 points, at the end of the 5th and final round. It then took no less than 4 tie-break questions to produce a winner! Well done to Mark Fife for getting the answer right to the winning question. A photo is available in the 'Photos' section.

Web Site News

The appointments section has been updated with Combination Semi Final appointments.

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9th March 2007

Web Site News

- John Cowley's LMSA evening photos are now available in the 'Photos' section.
- LCFA Quiz team photos are available in the 'Photos' section.
- March meeting minutes are now available online.
- The appointments section is up to date for all LCFA cup appointments I have to date

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28th February 2007

LCFA Quiz

Well done to the St Helens Society quiz team who came a very close 2nd to Liverpool Sunday at the annual LCFA quiz last night.

The St Helens team of John Blackburn, Peter Nurse, Mark Fife and late replacement Terry Roscoe missed out on first prize by only three points.

Peter Nurse and Keith Jones (Liverpool Sunday) shared the LCFA Arthur Derbyshire Memorial Trophy for the highest individual score.

Liverpool Sunday Society are hosting the JJ Richardson Trophy Quiz on Tuesday 20th March starting at 8pm. It promises to be another great night. Any members wishing to attend please contact the Secretary. A hotpot supper will be provided.

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24th February 2007

Web Site News

The photos section has had a significant update. Photographs are now available for the 30 years service awards evening and LMSA presentations at Greenalls and the RA Conference. Many thanks to Terry Roscoe for providing the images.

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23rd February 2007

John Cowley - LMSA

All members are reminded that on Monday 5th March John Cowley will be presented with his Long and Meritorious Service Award.

All members are urged to attend what promises to be a fantastic evening that will include a hot pot and Select Group Referee guest speaker Lee Mason.

Web Site News

The appointments section has been updated with information I have so far for any LCFA Cup appointments. Appointments will be updated as soon as you let me know or they appear on the LCFA or St Helens Combination web sites.

The history section has been updated with the names of past members of the Society. Many thanks to Dave Wakins for providing the list.

Old news items can be accessed via the News Archive link at the foot of the page.

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8th February 2007

- New Appointments section added.
- Achievements section updated.
- December meeting minutes now online.

If you have anything you'd like adding to the web site, including appointments, please contact the Secretary.

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5th February 2007

The St Helens Referees' Society is now live!

Thank you to everyone that has contributed to make the development and deployment of this web site possible.

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