Rob Evans, Carwyn Harries and Liam Cooper.
WE ARE EVERYWHERE!!!
Season 2019-2020 is about to start.
Following on from Aberdare Referees Society Annual General Meeting in early July, Aberdare Referees have presented deserved society members with their just rewards for their hard work and commitment after a long season.
Both Chairman Kris Hames and Secretary Marco Griffiths support Society President Roger Fisher in presenting the Referee of the Year Award for 2017/2018 to Liam Cooper.
Liam has shown great maturity for a young, up and coming referee in his decision making, controlling of games, authority over players and team management and most importantly, doing what matters off the field of play in getting his administration right (and in on time). He has been involved in a number of cup finals at the end of the season as the reward for his endeavours.
For Luke Mansell, comes a double award.
Luke is popularly crowned both Assistant Referee of the Year and also has received the Presidents Award for season 2017/2018.
Luke, like Liam has shown tremendous commitment to a wide variety of leagues throughout South Wales and following on from his hard work he has successfully been promoted into the Welsh Football League as both Referee and Assistant Referee for season 2018/2019.
The new 2018/2019 is about to start and following on from the Russia World Cup tournament we are all now eagerly awaiting to hear the first whistle of the South Wales Football Association season.
The new season brings new clubs, new personnel, new kits and new boots!
Along with all this newness we need new officials to ensure all games are covered with a fully qualified referee. So, for those who want to be part of a different team, be trained (and have ongoing training) by former top officials, make your own decisions (No VAR at our level), keep active, want to give something back, then this is where you start your new adventure.
If you want a good excuse not to go shopping on a Saturday or Sunday, then this is where you want to be.
Come join a band of merry men and women who enjoy being part of a different team.
In preparation of the forthcoming end of season finals, Aberdare Referees Society members sharpen up on their skills with a lining session under the watchful eye of former FIFA Assistant Referee Steve Hames and current Welsh Premier League Referee Kris Hames.