Aberdare Referees Society is proud to announce that society training officer Steve Hames has been appointed as the new Football Association of Wales (FAW) Referees Development Officer (RDO) for Gwent following his successful interview recently at the FAW headquarters in Cardiff.

Steve bring’s a wealth of experience to the position having been a FIFA Assistant from 1998 – 2002.
A former Welsh Premier League Referee from 2002 – 2008, a FAW Referees Observer from 2008 to present and also a Referees instructor, operating throughout Wales.
In 2009 Steve became one of the six inaugural Referees Development Officers within Wales, a position he held until 2012.
From 2012 – 2015 Steve became the first ever National Assistant Referees Coach. 
We wish Steve well within his role at the FAW.