Latest Branch News
The next meeting of Sedgefield RA will take place on Monday 11th MarchGuest speaker for the evening will be Football League Assistant Referee, Graeme Fyvie. Sunderland based Graeme started refereeing back in 2003 and has been a Specialist Assistant Referee for over 6 years; currently operating in the EFL Leagues 1 and 2. Graeme will be delivering an interactive presentation on the topic of “Offside Impact”, based on his knowledge and experience of officiating on the Football League.
Posted: 9th March 2019
The next meeting of Sedgefield RA will take place on Monday 11th FebruaryGuest speaker will be Football League Referee, Seb Stockbridge. North West Durham based Seb has refereed for over 21 years and currently operates in the EFL Leagues 1 and 2. In 2011 he was appointed as Reserve Assistant Referee for the League Play Off Final between Peterborough and Huddersfield and Wembley Stadium and more recently in 2013 he was appointed as Referee for the FA County Youth Cup final. Seb will be delivering a presentation on the topic of Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR) and sharing his experiences of officiating on the Football League.
Posted: 8th February 2019
The next meeting of Sedgefield RA will take place on Monday 14th JanuaryGuest speaker for the evening will be Stanley based level 2b Referee, Andrew Kitchen. Andrew will be sharing with us his experience following his recent transition from level 3 to 2b, as well as discussing a number of video clips. As always, there will be opportunities to discuss your recent games with the members and seek advice or clarification. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Posted: 11th January 2019
The next meeting of Sedgefield RA will take place on Monday 10th DecemberWe’ve got a selection of video clips for discussion from Contributory League matches, which I’m sure will spark much debate and discussion! As a very special festive treat we’ll be having pizza and chips instead of our regular buffet :) We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our lovely members a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year!
Posted: 8th December 2018
The next meeting of Sedgefield RA will take place on Monday 12th NovemberWe are delighted to welcome Stockton RA’s Tim Smith as this month’s guest speaker, who will be delivering a thought provoking presentation on Match Preparation! The evening will no doubt be interactive and entertaining, so please please please make every effort to attend! As always, there will be opportunities to discuss your recent games with the members and seek advice or clarification.
Posted: 3rd November 2018
The next meeting of Sedgefield RA will be held on Monday 15th OctoberThis month’s guest speaker will be County Durham based EFL Championship referee David Webb. David has been a Football League referee since 2008 and will be delivering a presentation on his transition and experiences as a Select Group 2 Referee. The evening promises to be both interesting and entertaining with lots of learning and development opportunities. Please come along and show your support!
Posted: 12th October 2018
The first meeting of the 2018/19 season will be held on Monday 10th SeptemberThis month’s meeting will include a summary of the law changes for 2018/19 (which you should all now be extremely well versed in!), Harry is back with his wonderful monthly quiz and we’ll have all the usual information and updates from the national RA and the County FA. I’m delighted to announce that our very own Joseph Dredge will also be delivering a presentation from his recent experience at the Paris World Games!
Posted: 4th September 2018
Promotion news for Sedgefield RAAs we blow the whistle on the final meeting of the 2017/18 season, we reflect upon a fantastic year for our wonderful Sedgefield RA members. We've had cup finals galore, lots of promotions including John Davison to Level 5 and Vicky Davison to Level 6. We also had the pleasure of awarding our newly promoted Level 3 Referee Martin Conroy with the Senior Referee of the Year Trophy 🏆 A big well done from all at Sedgefield RA and looking forward to seeing you all next season!
Posted: 10th May 2018
The final meeting of the season of Sedgefield RA will take place Monday 14th May.We've got something a little bit different on offer for attendees, as we're joined by Team Northumbria FC Manager, Colin Stromsoy. Col is the Director of Sport at Northumbria University and will be sharing his views and experiences of referees in the Northern League and providing a unique insight from a manager’s perspective. Non-members are welcome, however please confirm attendance in advance. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Posted: 4th May 2018
The next meeting of Sedgefield RA will take place Monday 9th April.Guest speaker for the evening will be Level 4 Referee and FA Tutor, Joe Knowles. Darlington based Joe will be delivering a session on the topic of "Judging Hand Ball Situations". The session will be interactive with lots of discussion on strategies for identifying offences.
We'll also have our fabulous Easter raffle, with lots of star prizes up for grabs. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Posted: 4th April 2018