UPDATE – 24th January 2018………..EXCLUSIVE TO ABERDARE REFEREES SOCIETY, and an open invitation to all.
For one night only…….Aberdare Referees Society can confirm that both Jon Moss AND Martin Atkinson will be visiting Aberdare to offer an insight into the world of professional football and refereeing the best league in the world.
Following on from the societies successful evening with Martin Atkinson in May 2017, on Thursday 25th January 2018, Jon Moss, Premier League referee visits Aberdare (Aberdare Constitutional Club at 7pm) to talk about his experiences in refereeing in the Barclays Premier League.
As FIFA Referee Martin Atkinson so much enjoyed his visit last year, he will also be accompanying Jon Moss on this ‘Referees night out’.
Come question the man in the middle. Come see the game from a different perspective.
Let them explain why, when we all shout……’AAWW Com’on ref!’
Take the opportunity to get up close and personal.
To book your seat and/or table, contact Steve Hames on 07966 661751
January 2018, John Bryant is confirmed as a FIFA accredited Assistant Referee.
John now joins another former Aberdare society member Lewiss Edwards who is currently a FIFA Assistant Referee as well as Aberdare’s and Wales’s first female FIFA Referee, Charlotte Carpenter.
John Bryant passed the referees course in January 2010 whilst being part of the Aberdare Referees Society. He was on the South Wales Development Group from 2011-2013 under Ray Ellingham’s (FAW Referees Manager) guidance. After successfully gaining promotions, Bryant was promoted as a Welsh Premier Assistant Referee In August 2013.
Having attended the CORE Programme in Switzerland, graduating in October 2015 with a Diploma, he became a Specialist Assistant Referee when the FAW launched this career path in the summer of 2015.
In January 2016, Bryant officiated on the Welsh Premier League Cup Final between The New Saints and Denbigh Town.
In August 2017, he officiated on a Europa League Qualifying Round fixture between Dinamo Minsk (Belarus) and AEK Larnaca (Cyprus). To date he has officiated abroad on 15 occasions in 9 different countries.
Ray Ellingham and Assistant Referees Coach Eddie King, were delighted to receive the news from FIFA and are both certain that Bryant has a very bright future ahead of him both on the domestic and international scene.
All within the society wish John well and hope he now looks forward to his adventures in Europe.
In August 2017 referee awards are presented to: –
Presidents Shield – Martin Cook
Referee of the year – Martin Cook
Assistants Referee of the year – Marco Griffiths
Junior Referee of the year – Robert Evans
May 2017, Martin Atkinson FIFA and Premier League referee visits Aberdare to speak about his experiences at EURO 2016 where he was England’s representative at the UEFA tournament.
August 2016, President and Life member Roger Fisher donates and introduces an award (shield) to a society member for their commitment to both society and football.
The first recipient of the award is Steve Hames (society training officer)
In August 2016 referee awards are presented to: –
Referee of the year – Harry Hendricks.
Assistants Referee of the year – Ian Thornton.
Junior Referee of the year – Martin Cook.
June 2015, Life member Roger Fisher is recognised for his services to both football and society commitments and is made President of Aberdare Referees Society.
Both Luke and Sean have been invited to be on the sub development group for South Wales.
Luke Mansell and Sean Eady are awarded Junior Referees of the year.
Assistant referee of the year is Lewiss Edwards. Lewiss’ achievements includes officiating as assistant referee in the Welsh Cup Final between TNS and Newtown.