LET'S CELEBRATE YOUR REFEREEING ACHIEVEMENTS
Nominations have now opened for The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards 2018.
If you know a referee who deserves recognition for their performances this season, submit a Match Official of the Year nomination below.
click here to nominate
Meanwhile, the AFA Referees Committee is keen to recognise and reward outstanding service provided to the Amateur FA by referees.
Therefore, we have put in place an award scheme to celebrate referees who demonstrate long service.
The awards are reviewed once a year and new awards are made as referees become eligible for them.
The first award is made to referees who have served the Amateur FA for 15 years and a further award is made to referees who achieve 30 years service.
To be eligible to receive an award, referees must have made themselves available over periods of 15 or 30 years for AFA Cup match appointments and AFA Representative Match appointments. The awards are therefore not just based on how long a referee has been qualified and registered but how long he or she has been available for AFA appointments.
They must also either have been AFA registered referees or AFA associate referees throughout that time and remain active for the Alliance.
Conduct is also considered and poor conduct or misconduct either in relation to the Amateur FA or any other County FA will be taken into account in deciding whether an award should be made.
If you want to submit a nomination for our Referee Awards, please contact a member of the AFA team.