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South Wales Referees' Association Newsletter

For all referees - are you a member of your Referees' Society? The Association strongly recommends all referees join their local Society for the benefits it can offer - advice, mutual support, interaction etcf and for an amazingly low membership cost. The South Wales Referees' Association has now started producing a regular newsletter for all referees and the first edition can be accessed via this link.

Newsletter second edition, January 2017 - click here .
Newsletter third edition, February 2017 - click here .

Have you considered taking up refereeing?

Please do not think that starting young is the only route possible. Many ex players become referees when finishing their playing careers and get a great deal of enjoyment from the change of involvement.

Whilst some referees have the ambition to reach the International Panel (FIFA); for others, continued involvement putting something back into the game and being recognised by appointment to cup finals at local league level. The main advantages offered include:

Lots of fresh air and exercise.

  • Continued active involvement in the game you love.
  • Enjoyment - Yes you do have to put up with some moaning but the majority of people. connected with the game recognise that it would be much the poorer without referees.

Support doesn't end once you've passed your exam either. The South Wales Referees' Association and the South Wales FA offer additional training and support to referees to further their development and possible progression through the football system.

If you would like to know more about becoming a referee, contact the Association Referees’ Officer Carl Daughters on 07793 650691 or e-mail him on referees@southwalesfa.co.uk.

ALTERNATIVELY, please complete the attached document here and email it in to us.

REFEREE GRADING

Please note that Referee categories were reorganised at the start of the 2015/16 season. This does not mean anyone has been demoted even though your affiliation receipt may have been returned with a lower grade. An explanation of the new grades can be found in this link.

If anyone has any queries on their grades, please contact Carl Daughters or Mark Adams

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Guidance notes for referees on reporting misconduct.

1. An Official Referee Report Form must be completed for every sending-off offence committed and include all pertinent information such as the fixture details, player name, and club.
 2. The appropriate offence code must be inserted inside the brackets ( ) after the word Section on the Official Referee Report Form.

One of the following sending-off offence codes must be used:-

S1 - is guilty of serious foul play.
S2 - is guilty of violent conduct
S3 - spits at an opponent or any other person.
S4 - denies the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal scoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball. (does not apply to a goalkeeper within his own penalty area.)
S5 - denies an obvious goal scoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the players goalby an offence punishable by a Free Kick or Penalty Kick.
S6 - uses offensive, insulting or abusive language and / or gestures
S7 - receives a second caution in the same match.

 3. The Referee’s Report must be TO THE POINT (containing no more than 50 words), and relate ONLY to the incident in question. The time of the incident must also be noted and where the offence relates to offensive, insulting or abusive language, the ACTUAL WORDS USED must be reported.

 4. Referee sending-off reports must be submitted to the Hon Assistant Secretary (Discipline)

Handwritten copies of the referee’s sending-off reports must be sent via First Class post within 2 days of the match (Sundays not included).

 5. If two or more players are involved in an incident, a separate Referee Report must be submitted for each player.

WARNING!

It is vital that Referees submit sending-off reports in accordance with these Instructions. Any failure to do so will be referred to the Association Referees Sub-Committee for their consideration, which may include disciplinary action against the referee concerned.

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INSTRUCTIONS TO ALL MATCH OFFICIALS WHEN REPORTING

FURTHER MISCONDUCT

1. A Plain Paper Report must be submitted to the Hon Assistant Secretary (Discipline) IN DUPLICATE containing details of the following misconduct:

(a) Misconduct by players occurring after having been sent-off or whilst not on the Field-of-Play.
(b) Misconduct by a club official.
(c) Misconduct by spectators.

2. The Report must be DETAILED and relate ONLY to the incident in question. Details must also include the time of the incident, the location of the incident as well as ANY ACTUAL ABUSIVE LANGUAGE AND GESTURES USED.

3. All Plain Paper Reports must be sent via First Class post within 2 days of the match (Sundays not included).

PLEASE NOTE: A PLAIN PAPER REPORT MUST NOT BE COMPLETED ON AN OFFICIAL REFEREE REPORT FORM

Misconduct Reports (20.08.09)

As an experiment, the Association has introduced a template misconduct report which is able to be accessed through this link. This is recommended for referees but not compulsory. Please note that although it can be completed on screen, it must still be printed off and sent to the Hon. Assistant Secretary (Discipline) through the post - we cannot accept reports submitted by e-mail.

Referee Addresses

Referees’ Association of Wales

Robert Rosen
10, Blaen - y - Pant Avenue
Newport 
South Wales
Tele: 01633 858247 Mobile: 07769 908 551 

robertrosen_rawsec@btinternet. com
www.rawales.co.uk

South Wales Referees’ Association

Martin New Esq.,
10 Church Meadow,
Boverton,
Llantwit Major,
Vale of Glamorgan
CF61 2AT
Tel: 07921 785 656
newinwales@aol.com

Referees' Societies:

ABERDARE

Duncan Lewis ,
42 Fothergill Street,
Abernant,
Aberdare,
CF44 0SA.
Mob: 07886 537 652
Email: lewisduncan1@googlemail.com

BRIDGEND

Andrew Wallen,
andrewrobertwallen@gmail.com

Tel: 07921 664 067


CARDIFF

Harry Hendricks,
25, Bucklands View,
Nailsea
Bristol.
BS48 4TZ
Tel: 07590 686 466
Email: harryhendricks@hotmail.co.uk
www.cardiffreferees.com

MERTHYR TYDFIL

Tony Jarman
2 Celyn Court
Ynysfach
Merthyr Tydfil
CF48 1AD

Tel:
Email:

PONTYPRIDD

Martin Williams ,
27 Tyfica Road,
Pontypridd,
CF37 2DA.

Tel: 07891 608 535
E mail: smartmart1967@gmail.com
www.pontypriddreferees.webs.com/

PORT TALBOT

Paul. Fisher Esq.,
11 Sandy Close,
Sandfields,
Port Talbot.
SA12 6ST.
Tel: 01639 793 689
www.porttalbotreferees.co.uk

RHONDDA

Lee A Evans
58 Richard Street
Maerdy
Ferndale
RCT
CF43 4AN

Tel: 01443 267500

 

 

www.rhonddarefereessociety.com

RHYMNEY VALLEY

TO BE APPOINTED


VALE OF GLAMORGAN


Terry. Allday Esq.,
7 Llys-y-Coed,
Barry,
Vale of Glamorgan,
CF62 6LU.
Tel: 07966 269 457

www.pitchero.com/clubs/valeofglamorganrefereessociety


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