FAMOA Event 2017

The Royal Navy FA is delighted to have secured the services of Select Group and FIFA International Referee Anthony Taylor, who will come and share his FA Cup Final 2017 experience with us at The Sportsman's Arms, HMS Temeraire on Monday 25th September 2017 starting at 1900.

Anthony Taylor has been a member of the Select Group of referees since the 2010/11 season, after an eight-year career officiating non-league and Football League matches.
Anthony started refereeing in the Northern Premier League from 2002 to 2004 before being given a chance to take control of Conference matches.
It took only two years to gain a further promotion and officiate in the Football League for the first time.

In his fourth season of refereeing in the Football League, Anthony was given his first opportunity to work in the top-flight when taking charge of Fulham’s 1-0 win over Portsmouth in February 2010.
Later that year, Anthony was in charge for the FA Vase final and his performances throughout the 2009/10 campaign elevated the Cheshire FA referee to the Select Group officials for the following season.

The FA Trophy final followed in 2012, before Anthony was the fourth official in Wigan Athletic's 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the 2013 FA Cup final. By this time, Anthony was promoted to the FIFA officials list and in 2015 he would referee the Capital One Cup Final between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur and the Community Shield for Arsenal’s triumph over triumph over Chelsea. Anthony returned to Wembley in 2017 to referee the FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Arsenal.

Now an Elite FIFA official, Anthony regularly Referees UEFA Champions League games and recently refereed FC Porto vs. Besiktas in the group stage on Wednesday 13th September.

The event will take place at 1900 on Monday 25th September 2017 @ The Sportsman's Arms, HMS Temeraire, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth PO1 2HB. All are welcome to attend this great event, if you are not affiliated to the Royal Navy FA and wish to attend please contact Michael ‘Barney’ Barnett mbar994500@aol.com with your details to ensure you are able to gain access to HMS Temeraire.

Due to security requirements, access to this event will not be permitted without prior approval granted by Mr Barnett.

We look forward to seeing you at our annual Royal Navy RA-FA Event. 

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