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Tomorrow (JAN 26TH) will be a big day for Ashington referee Michael Oliver. He's just 22 years of age, is the youngest of all the Football League referees and in his first season he will be in charge of his first Championship game when Burnley entertain Scunthorpe.


The Mid Sussex Referee's Society would like to sincerely thank the Barnsgate Manor for their generous support.

Telephone Gary Mitchell on 01825-713366 to reserve your table

Please click here for MSRS December minutes


with Colin Harris........



Mid Sussex RS have a new venue. Meetings will now be held at the Burgess Hill Conservative Club. The next meeting is on 6th December all very welcome...... .
1-3 Cyprus Road B'Hill RH15 HDX
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Mid Sussex homepages




Ashley passes his fitness test!!!

After a difficult few months, popular level 3 referee Ashley Slaughter can at last get back on track and begin refereeing. well done and welcome back!!

FA punishes Wise and charges ref

link to BBC website:-.http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/l/leeds_united/7026474.stm

Paul Taylor Paul Taylor, guest speaker, Senior Referees IST evening on Monday 29th Oct (more)


Ref karl Evans is surrounded by Mansfiekd players

Respect the ref:
Barnet make a quiet point


Should Brian Barwick's call to "respect the ref" start at the top or the bottom? Writing in this weeks Mail, journalist Lawrence Donegan made his views very clear. (more) Please read the article and tell us your view?

Gary Croft leads out Deal and Redhill
"The FA Vase presents an opportunity for match officials to take centre stage", David Bauckham, co-author A Season of Sussex Soccer more....

The Chichester and Bognor Referees challenge other societies to ten pin bowling contest...more.

Dealing with the technical area. We talked to both Alan Stringer and Paul Saunders who each gave us some sound advice .....MORE

Jack Pearce

He's arguably the most knowledgeable man in Sussex football,  Jack Pearce meets the Mid Sussex members and opens up his treasure chest of thoughts.....more


Sussex FA announce fitness test dates for 2008

Buzz of excitement as County League refs get new look....MORE


Brighton Societies Excellent October Newsletter is available online now* click here

* requires Acrobat reader which is probably installed on your computer

Steve Swallow FA Refereeing Development Manager North West

Regional Fitness Workshop Sep 2007

Steve Swallow puts fitness coordinators through their paces MORE.......

Fred Davis

Mid Sussex based referee Fred Davis has been forced to retire from contributory level refereeing due to a persistent foot injury. Fred has been battling against this recurring problem for around 12 months. Fred, a trained assessor has not given up hope of continuing refereeing at a more local level should his injury clear up. We also hope he'll be able to pursue his assessing role and support the development of other referees across the county.. We wish Fred all the best in his future.

Debut for Barber ......
Barber Zia

Saturday 22nd of September will see rookie referee Barber Zia take on his first 11 v 11 fixture when he takes charge of the MSFL Div 7 fixture Wivelsfield Green v Copthorne. We featured Barber earlier in the summer in the becoming a referee feature.
Good luck Barber!

Have you taken charge of a game for the first time this season? If so we want to hear from you. Please contact us using the email link above.

Issue 14 of the Sussex FA referee's newsletter
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Basic refereeing course dates and venues announced

Rob Styles
Feature by Richard Oldroyd

Alan Wilkie Sussex FA have bagged a top speaker for the forthcoming FAMOA evening. Make sure you bag your ticket.....

Fitness guru joins sussexref

Maggie Williams We are delighted to announce that we have been joined by Maggie Williams, a fitness health club manager, she is employed by one of the largest healthcare companies in the UK. Maggie will help us to get in and stay in shape.
You will find her in the training and fitness area.

County RA President calls for societies to operate a "buddy" system for new referees

County RA President Keith Brisley has contacted all 8 Sussex societies calling for a buddy system to be put into operation for every trainee referee.
We hope this proves a great success, please let us know of any "buddying" in your society.