Stockport Referees Society

Affiliated member of the National Referees Association of England

​September 2017 - George Cain

George Cain, who has many roles at the PGMOL including coach, took to the stage in September as the guest speaker. With no set agenda, he gave his knowledge and advice of what the guests wanted - what a great meeting it turned out to be. 

Some of the ideas that the members could think about as the meeting finished included:

  • Don't switch off when the ball is out of play - this is the moment when you tend to have to 'referee' the players.
  • For referees below Level 2A - ensure you ask for the players name when cautioning or sending off a player.
  • Rather than assuming that players are giving you dissent , listen to it. They may be giving you some valuable advice about a player, such as pulling shirts, pushing etc. Take it on board and say 'thank -you'. Players talking to you isn't always dissent.
  • As assistants, make sure you switch on to the referee when signalling.
  • Make sure you manage the free kick when the temperature of the game is high. Awarding smaller things, may stop bigger incidents happening in quick succession.


Many thanks to George for giving this valable meeting. Everyone would have learnt something from this event!

Stockport Referees Society meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month at Stockport County FC.

We meet in the Sapphire Suite, 7:45pm Kick Off

August 2017  (Thurs 10th)


September 2017  (Thurs 14th)


October 2017  (Thurs 12th)


November 2017  (Thurs 9th)


December 2017  (Thurs 7th)


January 2018  (Thurs 11th)


February 2018  (Thurs 8th)


March 2018  (Thurs 8th)


April 2018  (Thurs 12th)


May 2018  (Thurs 10th)

Pie N' Pint Evening  -  Law Amendments

* Please note: Only paid  members for the 2017/2018 season will qualify for a free drink. Can pay on night.

George Cain


Farai Hallam


​In House - James Wilson - Football League Assistant Referee


Christmas Social


Mike Dean - PGMOL Referee


​TBA - In House


Craig Pawson - PGMOL Referee


Youth Representative Training


Annual General Meeting

Stockport Referees AGM will be held at Stockport County FC, Edgeley Park, Stockport

7:45pm KO

All members and guests are welcome to attend


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