scottish fa - Glasgow Referees` Association

Report
Scottish FA Referee Operations
EXISTING POSITION
Inconsistencies between Associations
Number of Meetings per year (124 meetings) excluding Council Meetings
Attendance (20% - 30% of Total Membership)
Length of Business at Meetings
Relevance and Impact of Coaching to all members
Consistency with coaching of Elite Referees (i.e. FIFA, CAT 1, 3SAR, etc.)
PROPOSED POSITION
12 Associations become 6 Regions (SFA Regions)
124 Meetings become 25 Meetings - 4 meetings per Region plus 1
Summer Conference for Grassroots Referees
Each Region controlled by a Referee Manager and Assistant – reporting
direct to Scottish FA
Business conducted by Secretary & Assistant – No Council elected within
each Region
Use of Technology - Extranet / SFA Website to support administration
PROPOSED BENEFITS
GRASSROOTS REFEREES (Referees from Category 4 downwards) Education / Coaching / Incentives / no membership fee / contact with Elite
referees regularly / less meetings / monies and contacts available under
Regions / no postcode lottery / Summer Conference for Grassroots
Referees
ELITE REFEREES (Category 1, 2, 3 Referees & Category 3SAR) - Less
commitments / no duplication of coaching / coaching involvement &
participation with Regions
PROPOSED BENEFITS
REFEREE COMMITTEE – Increased control of Regions / all disciplinary &
administration matters dealt with consistently / comply with UEFA Referee
Convention
SCOTTISH FA – Costs saving / more monies to use for recruitment &
retention and improving coaching for grassroots referees / uniformity
Grassroots Referees Sub-Committees
1. Administration
2. Constitution
3. Facilities
4. Finance
5. Regions & Information Technology
ADMINISTRATION SUB-COMMITTEE
Sandy Roy (Chair) - Aberdeen
Bill Macray – North of Scotland / Moray & Banff
Mark Doyle - Edinburgh
Donnie McKinnon - Lanarkshire
Brian Connelly – Angus & Perthshire
CONSTITUTION SUB-COMMITTEE
Ray Morrison (Chair) - Lanarkshire
Kevin Clancy - Glasgow
Doug Ross – Moray & Banff
Neil Palmer - Aberdeen
FACILITIES SUB-COMMITTEE
Bryan Robertson (Chair) - Glasgow
Ricky Mooney - Stirlingshire
Rod Williamson - South of Scotland
Derek Lowe - Fife
FINANCE SUB-COMMITTEE
Martin Clark (Chair) - Edinburgh
Joe McDowall - Renfrewshire
Jim Horne - Stirlingshire
Morag Pirie - Aberdeen
REGIONS & IT SUB-COMMITTEE
Ian Fyfe (Chair) – Edinburgh / Fife
Alan Cunningham - Glasgow
Kevin Toner - Renfrewshire
John McKendrick - Ayrshire
Louise McWhinnie – Renfrewshire
ADMINISTRATION / SCOTTISH FA
Drew Herbertson – Scottish FA
CO-ORDINATOR FOR ALL SUB-COMMITTEES
Craig Thomson – Scottish FA / Renfrewshire
Steven McLean – Scottish FA / Glasgow
CHAIRMAN OF WORKING PARTY
John Fleming – Scottish FA
NEXT STAGES:
1. Guidelines for each Sub-Committee established
2. Initial meetings of each Sub-Committee held
3. Timetable on reporting back to Chairman established
NEXT STAGES (Contd):
4. Date of Final reports from each Sub-Committee agreed
5. Dates agreed for Chairman to visit Associations
6. Final report of Working Party issued to Ref. Com.
7. Decision on whether to proceed with proposal or retain
status quo.

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