Latest RNFA Referee News

29/05/17 - Scott Jackson Promoted on to the Panel List (2B Referee) 

Scott Jackson Playoff Final 2017

Congratulations to PO Scott Jackson who has received news that he has been promoted to a level 2B Panel Select List of Referees, that means he will be acting as a Referee on the Vanarama National League South/North and acting as 4th Official on the SkyBet Football League next season. Scott started refereeing in 2011 and has had a rapid rise through the levels, this can be attributed to his desire and ability within refereeing. After having a successful season Scott was rewarded with a Referee appointment for the Southern League Playoff Final between Tiverton Town v Salisbury.

25/03/17 - Level 6 & 5 Promotions 

Congratulations to all that have successfully achieved promotion to Level 6 and 5. 

The full list can be found in the Promotions and Awards

25/02/17 - *Reminder* Promotion Applications for 2017/2018 

To apply for the forthcoming 2017/2018 Promotion Season, click here and fill in the Promotion Form.

Deadline for applications is 1 Mar '17.

20/02/17 - Inter Services Appointment - RAF v Army

Teams: RAF Seniors v Army Seniors
Venue:        Military Stadium
Date: Wedneday 15 March 2017
Kick Off: 1900

Referee:        David McNamara
AR 1:        Michael Clements
AR 2:        Jon Batteson
Fourth:        Lee Dudman

Teams:         RAF Women v Army Women
Venue:          Aldershot Town FC
Date:            Wedneday 15 March 2017
Kick Off:       1500

Referee:      Lee Dudman
AR 1:            Shaun Enever
AR 2:            Andy Matthews
Fourth:         Michelle Garrett

Congratulations all on your appointment.

05/02/17 - USA CUP 2017

To get involved and find out more information on the USA Cup 2017, click here

Deadline for applications is 19 Feb '17.

20/01/17 - U23 Inter Services Appointment - RAF v Army

Teams: RAF U23 v Army U23 
Venue: RAF Cosford
Date: Wedneday 8 February 2017
Kick Off: 1400

Referee: Alan Gower
AR 1: Steve Jansen
AR 2: Chandon Chapman
Fourth: Luke Pierce

Congratulations all on your appointment.  

20/09/16 - Long Standing Associate Member Brian Hughes Sadly Has Passed Away

It is with real sadness that Brian Hughes sadly passed away on Tuesday morning.

Please click to see the message of condolence by Royal Navy Referees Chairman Shaun Enever 

18/09/16 - Royal Navy Referees Society Facebook Page

To keep even more up to date with news and events that are taking place please visit our brand new Facebook page;

Royal Navy Referees Society Facebook Link

02/08/16 - Martin Atkinson confirmed as Guest Speaker

The Royal Navy FA is delighted to have secured the services of West Riding FA, Select Group and FIFA International Referee Martin Atkinson, who will come and share his UEFA 2016 experience with us at The Sportsman's Arms, HMS Temeraire on Monday 26th September 2016 starting at 1900.

For more information click here

12/07/16 to 26/07/16 - Schwan's USA Cup 2016

(Left) Shaun Enever, Tim Burley, Jon Batteson, George Enever (Right) 

RNFA Match Officials; Shaun Enever, Tim Burley, Jon Batteson and George Enever travelled to Minnesota to take part in this years Schwan's USA Cup 2016. The international youth tournament has boys and girls teams ranging from Under 10's to Under 19's, coming from all over the world to compete for the Cup.
Details of next years USA Cup and how to be part of it will be sent out shortly in the Chairman's Letter.

06/07/16 - Chairman's Letter Regarding Kit Order

'At the RNFA Referee’s Committee meeting it was decided that we would dispense with the area kit bags and instead would subsidise a shirt for all referees for the new season.  This new Nike shirt will be embroidered with the RNFA Gold Badge and will be the shirt you would be expected to wear on all representative appointments, this will be our kit for season 16/17 & 17/18.  You will have the added bonus of being able to use it for all your local football as well.  This shirt will be at a personal contribution of £13.00 per referee, which I believe is excellent value for money.'

All Kit orders from the Nike Catalogue need to be with Shaun Enever NLT 29 July 16, as per the letter.

If you have not received a copy of the letter or want further information then please contact Scott Jackson.

04/07/16 - Promotion Seminar & Fitness Test dates

A new In-Service Training Day/Promotion Seminar for level 7-6 & 6-5 candidates has been added. There is also details of a Level 5-4 Fitness Test taking place at HMS Temeraire. To find out more visit the Events Section.

10/06/16 - Royal Marine Tunney Cup

Referees ranging from civil servants, ex servicemen and current serving personnel all enjoyed a good week officiating in the tournament and were able to take something away from the week. We were fortunate enough to welcome Dave Brammer (Ex Premier League Assistant Referee) and Martin Cassidy (Ex Football League Assistant Referee) for two days who debriefed our referees and gave them advice and coaching tips from their wealth of experience.
A thank you to Lee Dudman for organising everything from a referee perspective. 

06/06/16 - Royal Marine Tunney Cup Gets Underway

You can find all of the Tunney cup fixtures here

05/06/16 - Laws Of The Game 2016/2017

Do not get caught out by the many changes to the Laws Of The Game. To test yourself why not take our LOTG Quiz. Click here to take it now 

25/05/16 - Two Royal Navy Referees gain Promotion

Congratulations to CPO David 'Jacky' McNamara who has been promoted to a level 2B Panel List Referee which means he will be refereeing on the Vanarama National League North and acting as 4th Official on the SkyBet Football League next season. A submariner based in Faslane, Jackie started refereeing in 2006 after deciding to follow in his dads footsteps who was a Football League Assistant. Jackie is now the Royal Navy FA Referees Vice Chairman and this promotion caps an excellent season which has seen him referee the Lancashire FA challenge Cup Final between Chorley v Lancaster City at the Macron Stadium, Bolton and the Evo-stik Northern Premier League Playoff Final between Spennymoor Town v Northwich Victoria.


Congratulations also goes to PO Scott Jackson who has also got reason to celebrate as he received news that he had been promoted to a level 3E Panel Select List of Assistant Referees, that means he will be acting as an Assistant Referee on the Vanarama National League Premier and continue to referee on the Contributory League (Southern Premier). Scott started refereeing in 2011 and has had a rapid rise through the levels, this can be attributed to his desire and ability within refereeing. After having a successful season Scott was rewarded with an Assistant Referee appointment for the Vanarama National League South Playoff Semi-Final between Truro City v Maidstone United

To see all of the RNFA Referee Promotions for 2015/2016
Click here. 

22/05/16 - Referee Represents Royal Navy at FA Cup Final

FA Cup - PhilPO Phil Eddie was given the opportunity to represent the Royal Navy and Armed Forces in a ceremonial role at the end of the FA Cup Final at Wembley. Phil was assigned the role of taking the Match Officials and Runners Up medals up the Wembley steps and placing them in the Royal box, the member of the Royal Family in attendance was His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge. Phil also took the base of the FA Cup prior to the Manchester United team going up to receive their medals and the FA Cup. 'It was a great experience to be part of and I feel very privileged and honoured to have been given this opportunity. It will undoubtedly stay with me for a very long time and I can look back with great pride.' Phil was able to take his father and brother to be part of this special occasion.

An article also featured on the Armed Forces day Website, to view click here. 

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