Who's Who within the Society?

Current Officers of the Society:

Society Secretary

Marco Griffiths
22 Glamorgan Street,
Perthcelyn,
Mountain Ash,
Rhondda Cynon Taff,
CF45 3HX.
Mob: 07598 190299
Email: aberdarerefsocietysec@gmail.com

Officers of the Society

President: Roger Fisher
Chairman:
 Kris Hames / 07817 258074
Secretary: Marco Griffiths / 07598 190299
Webmaster: Alun Thomas / 07831 240762
Treasurer: Wayne Holder / 07929 792989

Training Officer: Steve Hames / 07966 661751 / fawrefhames@aol.com

Welfare Officer: Robert Evans / 07843 657461

Life Members: Life membership is granted to those members who have served a minimum of 15 years’ service to the society and attended at least 60% of the meetings during each season.

Howard Webb (Honorary)
Roger Fisher
Steve Hames
Alun Thomas
Alan Jones

Howard Webb – Honorary Life Member of Aberdare Referees Society

It is well documented that Howard has a special place in his heart for Aberdare.

His introduction to our society started with an official appointment at Wembley with Aberdare’s former FIFA Assistant Referee Steve Hames in a game between England and Scotland on 26th April 2008.

Following on from a successful appointment and a friendship that was struck up over 9 years ago, ‘H’ now regularly visits Aberdare to pass on his knowledge, experiences and skills to society members.

‘H’ is now considered a ‘local’ as he has been to Aberdare four times (2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015) in the last 8 years and the society continues to support his involvement when he visits.

As part and parcel of visiting Aberdare, our society invites the football fraternity to attend a ‘football and referees night’ to hear the stories ‘H’ has experienced in refereeing throughout the world of football, covering everything from World Cup Final appointments, run ins with former Manchester United manager, Alex Ferguson to training and coaching the match officials of Saudi Arabia’s new professional league as well as being involved with the development of football referees within the English football pyramid system and being in charge of the development of referees in the United States of America.

In total, between 2000 and 2013 ‘H’ has officiated in 534 matches covering domestic, European and international appointments.

‘H’ has publicly stated when he retired from referring saying, “Refereeing has given me so much and I think it’s important that match officials who have had the rewards remain in the game to pass on their knowledge.

Aberdare continues to look forward to ‘H’s’ visits in the foreseeable future.