​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 2018  (Thurs 9th)


September 2018  (Thurs 13th)


October 2018  (Thurs 11th)


November 2018  (Thurs 8th)


December 2018  (Thurs 13th)


January 2019  (Thurs 10th)


February 2019  (Thurs 14th)


March 2019  (Thurs 14th)


April 2019  (Thurs 12th)


May 2019  (Thurs 10th)

Pie N' Pint Evening  -  Law Amendments - Chris Powell


Matthew Donohue - SRS Member - New EFL League Referee


Martin Atkinson PGMOL - Premier League Referee


​Dan Meeson - The FA's - Refereeing Developement Manager


Christmas Social - Fun and Games for the festive season


To Be Confirmed


​SRS - Referee Development Training


Anthony Taylor - PGMOL - Premier League Referee


SRS Youth Council - Development Evening


Annual General Meeting

Stockport Referees AGM will be held at Stockport County FC, Edgeley Park, Stockport. SK3 9DD

7:45pm KO. All members and guests are welcome to attend


Stockport Referees Society   est 1947

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