IFAB Laws of the Game – Changes for Season 2021-22 which come into effect on 1st July 2021

135 annual report 17-03-21

Please find attached IFAB Circular 22 summarising all decisions taken at the 135th Annual General Meeting of The IFAB which took place on 5 March 2021.

In addition, all amendments to the Laws of the Game for season 21/22 approved at the meeting are detailed and explained in the second part of the document and are also available at: http://www.theifab.com/document/for-football-bodies.

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)

Storm Ciara – an Update

Game on Ref?

David Morgan Receives RAW Award

Society Chairman, James Sheils, presented David Morgan with a memento from the RAW to mark Dave’s achievement in refereeing the Welsh Cup Final in May.

James Sheils attends CORE (Centre of Refereeing Excellence) – September 2019

The Welsh Officials and their UEFA Coach before the game

As part of UEFA CORE 42 three officials from Wales – including our own James Sheils –  took charge of French League 2 game between Andrezieux Vs Montpelier II.
Referee: Tom Owen
Assistants: James Sheils & Ashely Davis
UEFA Coach: Rune Pedersen (Norway)

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