RA Meeting: November 12th, 2020

The Scunthorpe RA members met via ZOOM for their latest meeting on Thursday, November 12th, 2020.

See below the minutes from the meeting…

PRESENT: Rob Atkin, Jez Hyke, Andy Pontin, Ethan Nundy, Daz Bright, Pete Drayton, Ryan Coulson, Mark Wordsworth, Ryan Boult, Robbie Hall, James Moody, James Needham, Ethan Andrew-Freeston, John Borrill, Luke Senescall, James Day, John Spouncer, Jonathan Walker, Will Norriss, George Norriss.

APOLOGIES: Louis Stamp, Jack Snowden, Dawid Chabe.

GUESTS: Bobby Madley


  • None


Membership for 2020-21 – 45


– Saturday League
> Cup Finals enjoyed
> League meeting minutes received 

Sunday League
> Heslam park now have a pitch in use
> Reminder to get sportsmanship marks to Andy Pontin

Lincolnshire League
>No news

> No news

County FA
> No news

>Please report to leagues if you encounter issues with:
▪ Alcohol on the side-lines
▪ Crowds not social distancing

MENTORING SCHEME: (James / Robbie / Ethan)
> Response from Lincs FA regarding funding towards mentoring referees. Rob to follow up.
> Approx. 20 new referees need mentors. Please let any of the three chaps above know if you wish to help (if not already done so).

> Refs footy match – U25’s v O25’s – to be arranged for the end of next season – TBA
> RA dinner – May 28th 2021 is the date for the next dinner. This will include an awards section for last season’s achievements.

> None


Bobby Madley answered questions posed and gave some good key advice: 

Think Big Picture! 
> Don’t let a text message or social media post come back to bite you!
> Sanity check everything you look to send out.
> Walk out onto the pitch and leave your ego in the changing room!
> You are not the big star at the event – be empathic, sensible and respectful
> Go and do a good job
> Get a good reputation

Respect the clubs and those people running about trying to look after you and everything
 ▪ Don’t expect VIP treatment. If you are offered a cuppa, then great, don’t go expecting one.
▪ Respect the changing rooms – try to leave them as clean and tidy as you can – this could save you losing club marks or of course gain you some! 

Go out at watch local matches at the next level to you
> Watch referees and assistants operating in a game at the next level to where you officiate. Look for things you can take away and introduce / improve / enhance your refereeing skills!

NEXT MEETING – THURSDAY 3rd December 2020  via ZOOM

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