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Do You Know The Laws ? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ray Ellingham   
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 10:00

This site is designed to help new and aspiring referees learn the laws of football and to assist current referees revise the laws.  It has been approved by FIFA and is titled "FIFA Laws of the Game".  Unlike the handbook that is produced, this website contains all of the laws of football in one place, from law one to law seventeen.  It  asks simple questions about the game with the answer hidden.  By clicking on the question the answer is revealed.  For example, "A foul occurs right on the penalty area line.  What is the decision?"


People using the site are encouraged to learn the laws of the game of football by becoming able to answer lots of questions.  These answers are taken directly from the laws of the game handbook.  It is an excellent resource for players and ex-players to refer to without having to get out the law book.  It is also intended to help referees revise and learn the laws of the game of football.

At the end of each chapter there is a multiple choice test that asks lots of questions pertaining to the law.  The test marks itself automatically and provides feedback letting people know the questions that they got right, their aggregate mark and the questions that were answered incorrectly and highlighting the correct answer.  Some people, may wish to go straight to the test to try out their knowledge of the laws.      


Fantastic Appointments PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ray Ellingham   
Monday, 16 January 2012 12:01

It has been announced that taking charge of the Wales v Costa Rica International will be World Cup Final Referee Howard Webb. Howard would have refereed Gary Speed many times in his career and it is a fitting tribute in a game arranged in memory of the former Wales manager.  Howard will be assisted by two Welsh FIFA Assistants Eddie King and Phil Thomas along with 4th Official Lee Evans.

The same day sees a further 5 Welsh officials on International duty as Huw Jones JB Roberts and Gareth Wyn Jones make the short journey over the sea to take charge of Northern Ireland v Norway.

To complete the appointments a further tiro of officals travel to Malta who face Liechtenstein. The match referee is Mark Whitby along with Kim Fisher and Mark Dyson

The only FIFA official missing is Alun Boore who unfortunately misses out through injury



Last Updated on Monday, 16 January 2012 12:06
FIFA 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ray Ellingham   
Thursday, 29 December 2011 13:06

Wales has received disappointing news following the FIFA 2012 Referee & Assistants lists:

The Assistants list has been reduced from 8 to 6, Gareth Ayres from Bridgend has lost his place along with John Swindley who has relocated to Stoke on Trent, it appears that the nominated person to replace John was not accepted.

It has also been announced that Referee Huw Jones (pictured) has been placed in the 3rd category for the coming year

New Chairman Elected PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ray Ellingham   
Monday, 12 December 2011 12:24

Edwin (Eddie ) Cox has been formally installed as the new Chairman of the Association. Eddie is a long standing member of the Monmouthshire Referees Society.

I have detailed below a few words from the new Chairman

Hi All,
Just to let you all know I was elected RAW Chairman today.
I feel very humble and privileged to be voted this honour.
Thanks to all who voted for me.
The vote for RAW Chairman was as below -
ROY MILLS      20


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UEFA Honours PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ray Ellingham   
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 14:27

FIFA Referee Lee Evans is jetting off to Holland next week to take charge of a Europa League Tie,the game will take place in Eindhoven where group leaders PSV take on Rapid Bucharest from Romania.

Joining Lee will be Assistants Phil Thomas & Eddie King, 4th Official Mark Whitby and Additional Assistant Referees Dean John & Kevin Morgan   



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