September Meeting – Monday 30th September 2019 at the Visteon Club, Treboeth

The next meeting of the society will be this Monday, 30th September at the Visteon Club.

The Junior Section meeting will commence at 7pm with the main meeting at 7.30pm.

During the meeting, we will be presenting the Colin Ashford Award to Mike Podbielski of Mumbles Rangers.

We will also be marking Mike Birt’s long refereeing career by awarding him Life Membership of the Society

The meeting will also be an ideal opportunity to:

  • Discuss any issues arising from the FAW Comet system during the first month of the season
  • Raise any queries with Martin Duffy (Referees’ Officer of the Swansea Senior League)

Next Society Meeting – Monday 19th August 2019 at the Visteon Club, Treboeth

The first Society meeting of the 2019-20 season will be held on Monday 19th August at the Visteon Club, Treboeth.

The Youth meeting will commence at 7pm with the full Society meeting starting at 7.30pm

Topics covered will be:

  • FAW Comet Registration System
  • A Preview of the Law Changes for the 2019-20 season

IFAB Clarification of the Goal Kick Law (Law 16)

Goal Kick Video – Aug 2019 August 2019 – IFAB Clarification of Goal Kick Law 16

Many people will have seen the recent game where the Benfica goalkeeper chipped a goal kick to a defender who then headed it back to him (see attached video).

There has been considerable debate whether or not this contravened the laws.

Along with some other points regarding goal kicks, IFAB have confirmed that this trick – although it does not contravene the laws as currently written – is not allowed.  If this occurs in a game, the goal-kick should be retaken without any further action taken against the players involved

Ceri Williams Appointed Assistant Referee to FA Women’s National League Cup Final 2019

Congratulations to Ceri Williams (on the right in the picture) on her recent appointment to act as Assistant Referee in the FA Women’s National League Cup Final, held at Burton Albion FC

A Question for Referees

The photo below shows one corner flag at the start of a League Play-off Semi-Final that was due to take place today. Both teams were there and willing to play. but the referee refused to allow the game to take place.

Can you see why?  What would you have done in the same position?

David Morgan to Referee Welsh Cup Final 2019

Congratulations to Society member David Morgan on his appointment to referee this year’s Welsh Cup Final between The New Saints and Connah’s Quay at “The Rock” Cefn Druids FC on Sunday 5th May 2019

Dave will be assisted by John Bryant and Ashley Davis with Bryn Markham Jones as 4th Official.

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