December and future meetings

Our December meeting on Thursday 15th December is our annual members quiz and buffet supper. As usual we start at 19.30 at Rochdale Cricket club.

We have lined up a great programme of speakers for 2017.

On 19th January we have FIFA and Premier League Referee Anthony Taylor. Then on 16 February it is ex Premier League Assistant Trevor Massey and on 16 March we welcome back top assessor Eddie Lomas. April will be an in house training session and on to May for the AGM and presentation evening.


November Meeting – 17 November

We welcome the new Lancashire FA Referee Development Officers Lewis Smith and Sam Yates as the guest speakers at our November Meeting.

This is at Rochdale Cricket Club on Thursday 17th November starting at 7.30pm. Entrance to the upstairs function room is via the members bar entrance.

New members or anyone interested in becoming a referee will be very welcome

Meeting Thursday 21st April

We have our usual monthly meeting on Thursday 21st April at Rochdale Cricket Club. With most people being out on night games, we decided to do something a little different and not to have a guest speaker. Instead we will be doing an open forum with a panel, giving you the chance to ask any question you wish. We will still have the usual favourites such as Matt’s entertaining quiz on the Laws on the Game and referees queries. We are trying to line up some video clips for discussion too. Please send any apologies and senior appointments to See you all on the 21st at 7:30pm


Three of our very own Referees have been appointed to officiate the Lancashire Challenge Trophy Quarter Final between Atherton Collieries and Padiham on Monday December 7th. Well done to Dean Watson, Conor Brown and Matt Archibald. If you’re free that evening, get yourselves over and show them some support!!