'' Onwards & Upwards''
Long serving Referee and Association member Phil Bates, takes over as Chairman of the East Gwent Referees' Association for Season 2015/2016.
Phil has officiated at the top level as an assistant referee on the FIFA list representing Wales for over 10 years and has brought fantastic experience and knowledge to our members for many years.
During Phil's first speech to the Association as Chairman he thanked all the members present for the commitment they continue to show and that he looks forward to leading the Association onwards and upwards.
Congratulations to Phil on being elected to this role and we have great belief in the fact the Association will move forward under his guidance.