RAW Query Refund of Referee Registration Fees for Cancelled Season 2020-21

RAW Letter RE Referees fees 2021_22

Decisions of the Board on Return to Play – 04.02.2021

On 4th February 2021, the FAW announced that ALL Men’s football below TIER 4 and ALL Women’s football below TIER 2 would be cancelled for the remainder of 2020-21.  The attached document “Decisions of the Board on Return to Play 4-2-21” confirms the announcement and also provides an indication how player, team and referee registration fees for the cancelled season will be dealt with.

The document suggests that referees who have not been able to officiate in competitions will receive a “discount” rather than a full credit for the cost of their fee against 2021-22 registration costs.  The implication is that this is due to the cost to the FAW of meeting claims under the FAW “free” insurance policy.

The Secretary of the RAW has written to the FAW querying why the “discount” has been applied and whether any match officials have made a claim under the FAW’s policy.

No reply has yet been received.

News re. Referees’ Society Membership Fees for Season 2021-22

RAW Letter Free Membership 30_01_21

The Referees’ Association of Wales (RAW) has confirmed that all members who have paid their Society membership fee for season 2020-21 will automatically receive FREE membership for next season (2021-22)

Covid 19 Update: Decision of the FAW Board on 4th February 2021

Decisions of the Board on Return to Play – 04.02.2021

On 3rd December 2020, all football in Wales – including elite levels governed by the FAW – were suspended due to extremely high level of Covid infection in all parts of Wales.

A review in January confirmed the suspension would continue.

On 4th February, the FAW announced that ALL Mens football below Tier 4 and all Womens football below Tier 2 would be cancelled for the remainder of season 2020-21. Please click on link for full announcement

The hope is that competitions in the higher tiers will commence when lockdown restrictions are eased

Referee Registrations for Season 2020/21 – Information Following FAW Comet Webinar

On 16th June, the FAW provided online training via a webinar to explain how referees can register for the coming season.

Registration will open on 22nd June – however, referees should wait for an e-mail from the FAW before trying to register.

The e-mails – which will include a link to the Comet site – will be sent out during the week commencing Monday 22nd June 2020.

If anyone missed the webinar or needs to revisit the content, you can find a full recording of the webinar here: https://youtu.be/FTZ-Zl33fZw

The following documents may also be useful

COMET Referee Training Webinar Presentation – June 2020 FAW COMET Referees Webinar 1 – Q&A Jun 2020

REMINDER: FAW Comet Referee Webinar – Tuesday 16th June 2020 at 18.30

This webinar will help prepare referees for the 2020/21 season on the FAW COMET system and will cover the following topics:

•       Referee registration – renewals

•       Referee registration – new registrations

•       Updating your personal details and adding next of kin information

When: Tuesday Jun 16, 2020 06:30 PM

Topic: FAW COMET Referee Webinar 1

The webinar will be recorded and available to watch after the event for those who are unable to join at this time, or wish to watch the webinar again.

To join the webinar you will need to register in advance by clicking the link below:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

If you are unsure how to join a Zoom meeting, you can find a video guide here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Covid-19 Update: FAW Announce End of 2019-20 Season in Wales and Confirm Arrangements for Finalising Leagues

On Tuesday 19th May, the FAW announced the “curtailment” (i.e. ending) of the 2019-20 football season in Wales.

The original announcement confirmed that final league placings for ADULT leagues would be decided on a “Points Per Game” basis.  It has subsequently been confirmed that “Points Per Game” should also be used to decide Junior and Youth League placings.

I suspect no-one is surprised that the decision has been made to end the season in the current circumstances.  All we can hope now is that football can somehow get back to normal in time for the scheduled start of next season.

In the meantime, enjoy the break everybody and stay safe.

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