Want to win the prize pot??
The prize pot increases by £4.00 per line played. Click 'Play Here' above to see the current prize pot.
During the month of August you have a better opportunity of winning a prize. If you play two lines and get any 3 scores correct out of the six guessed within a round of fixtures you will win prize money.
This Game is open to Family and friends aswell, so spread the word and get them involved.
The Referee Member is responsible for paying the money to the Association and the prize money will be handed to the MEMBER only.
To play this round of fixtures money and scores are needed by 9pm on Thursday 9th August 2018. After this time all scores will be locked.
If we have two winners on one round of fixtures then the prize money is split.
BE IN IT TO WIN IT!!
As a way to raise some additonal money for the Association, please get involved for just £5 a month.
£1 is for the Raffle, which is drawn at each meeting (PRIZE BOTTLE OF WINE) and the other £4 goes towards guessing the correct scores on selected fixtures between our meetings.
Each week three fixtures will be picked where you need to guess 3 correct scores from the selected fixtures to win a prize. The prize money will keep rolling over until three scores have been picked correctly. The minimum prize for getting three scores correctly will be £20.
Once this new game has got going and the prize money builds up, any lucky winner will win 80% of the pot, with the other 20% going directly into the EGRA Bank to support the association.
For example if the prize money gets to £100 and we have a winner on that weekend. They will receive £80 as a prize and £20 will be donated directly to the EGRA. Although you are paying in advance for rounds 2,3,4, if you were lucky enough to win on week 1 you will win all the money for all four rounds and then the minimum prize amount of £20 comes into play for the following 3 weeks before the money starts building again.
So get involved, do some research and win some money!!
Here are the 4 sets of games you have the chance to win on:
10.08.2018: Manchester United v Leicester City
11.08.2018: Watford v Brighton
12.08.2018: Southampton v Burnley
18.08.2018: Cardiff City v Newcastle United
18.08.2018: Everton v Southampton
19.08.2018: Manchester City v Huddersfield
25.08.2018: Arsenal v West Ham
26.08.2018: Newcastle United v Chelsea
27.08.2018: Manchester United v Tottenham
01.09.2018: Everton v Huddersfield
01.09.2018: Leicester City v Liverpool
01.09.2018: West Ham v Wolves
Following the May East Gwent Referees Association AGM, new officers for the new season have been appointed.
Chairman - Phil Bates
Vice-Chairman - Gary Lucas
Secretary - Mark Gardiner
Assistant Secretaries - Paul Fieldsend & Terry Preece
Treasurer - Rodger Shewell
Training Officers - Mark Gardiner, Steve Richards, Alan Henderson & Richard Beach (Fitness)
Gwent County Representatives - All of the above, plus Alan Henderson and Jason Thomas.
Congratulations to those appointed to their roles for the upcoming Season.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE EGRA OFFICIALS APPOINTED TO THE EAST GWENT CUP FINALS THIS YEAR.
We would like to thank our sponsors for their support in helping to provide the kits for our Referees this year.
Good luck to all involved!
EGRA Welcomes back two familiar faces and a brand new member.
At the November Meeting this Thursday, Paul Jones and Mark Pring returned to the Association as members and registered again as Referees. This is a welcome return for two very popular referees after some time out.
Also we welcomed our newest member Chris Morgan, who is currently completing the Referees course of instruction in Cwmbran.
I am pleased to confirm that for both the February and April 2018 meetings, the EGRA will welcome two very popular faces to our Association.
Craig Greenstock (Pictured Left) will be attending in February to talk about the game through a match delegates eyes and the things they look out for when coming to visit Referees. Hopefully giving our Referees some top tips and prevent them losing silly marks when it comes to them times you are due to be coached or assessed.
To close the Guest Speaker evenings for the season, we welcome former FIFA Referee and current FAW Fitness coach Mark Whitby to our April Meeting. This meeting will hopefully set our Referees up with good training plans and practices throughout the summer and further aid them to successful completion of fitness tests for promotions etc.
More details will be forwarded to members prior to the evenings, but they are two to definitely look forward to.
Darren Adie, Former East Gwent Referees Association Chairman, FAW Referee Development Officer for Gwent and Referee has decided to hang up his boots to spend more time with his family.
He spent most of his career as an Official on the Welsh Premier League as both a Referee and Assistant. During his time as an Assistant he represented his country as a FIFA Assistant Referee for a number of years, before opting to take up the Refereeing route in the WPL.
Alongside his Refereeing, Darren also wanted to share his experience by helping younger Referees develop and became the FAW Referees Development Officer for Gwent.
Darren trained and devloped a number of EGRA members and helped them achieve their goal in reaching the Welsh Premier League as an Assistant Referee.
We would like to thank Darren for all his work and guidance over the years and wish him the best for the future.
LAW 1 – THE FIELD OF PLAY
LAW 14 – THE PENALTY KICK
The East Gwent Referees' Association is an organisation that supports local football Referees'.
Every player in the country enjoys a game more when they have a Referee who is impartial and completed the relevant courses to officiate competitive games.
In order to provide to facilitate these training sessions and meetings we look to local businesses to sponsor us and be part of the success of our Association and what our members go onto achieve in the future. Through the East Gwent Referees' Association we have already had two officials get onto the International Heights of FIFA and other members officiate in the highest tier of Welsh Football.
So please get involved and take a look at our sponsorship packages, just a little will go a long way to continuing the success of our Association.
OFFICIALS FOR CUP FINALS 2013/14
A big congratulations to all those members who have been appointed to cup final appointments for the East Gwent Football League this Year.
All games are being held at Caldicot Town FC with 6.30pm Kick Offs.
Good luck to all Officials, Teams and spectators involved from all the members of the EGRA.
FRIDAY 11TH APRIL FISHWICK CUP
REF : JASON THOMAS, ASS. SHANE DASH, ASS. YAZID SHUIB, 4TH MARCUS JOHN
FRIDAY 18TH APRIL GILL CUP
REF : CARL ARTHUR, ASS MARK PRING , ASS. DAVE PINNELL, 4TH GREGG LENTHALL
FRIDAY 25TH APRIL BEN CUP
REF : TERRY PREECE, ASS. JASON THOMAS, ASS. MARCUS JOHN, 4TH PAUL MORGAN
FRIDAY 2ND MAY COLBOURNE CUP UNDER 16
REF : PAUL MORGAN, ASS. GREGG LENTHALL, ASS. GARY LUCAS, 4TH YAZID SHUIB
FRIDAY 9TH MAY CENTENARY CUP
REF : MARK PRING, ASS. CARL ARTHUR, ASS. TERRY PREECE, 4TH SHANE DASH
Guest Speaker - Ray Ellingham
To open 2014's EGRA Meetings we welcome back Former FIFA Official Ray Ellingham to St Pierre on Thursday 9th January, 7pm.
Ray who is currently the FAW Referee Fitness Coach and works closely with all Welsh Premier Officials to give guidance on beneficial training techniques. Alongside this role Ray is a UEFA Observer, where he goes out to assess Referees all around the world during UEFA games such as the Europa cup and Champions League.
Please make every effort to attend this meeting as Ray has a lot of experience to share.
The EGRA are privileged to welcome back Guest Speaker and FAW Assistant Referee Specialist Coach Steve Hames.
Steve will be talking to members at the November Meeting being held on Thursday 14th November 2013.
Please make every effort to attend the meeting as this will provide great training.
Kevin Morgan a very respected Official within the Welsh Pyramid system will visit the EGRA for the September Meeting.
Last years Welsh Cup Final was Kevins last game as an active Referee and always an ambition for keving to Referee Wales's biggest Domestic Competition before he retired.
Kevin is now taking his role as a Delegate to help support and coach Referees on behalf of the FAW.
Here is a Little Bit about Kevin:
Date of Birth: 01/01/1971
Height: 5ft 11ins
Weight: 13st 12lbs
Profession: Senior Business Manager, Natwest Bank (means I have a PA to screen unwanted telephone calls!)
First ever match: Glamorous event – St Johns Tigers (Kidderminster) v Seven Stars (Stourbridge) in the Kidderminster Sunday League Division Six at White Wickets, Kiddermister. No cards and I was the ‘best referee they’d had all season’ (it was actually the first game of the season…). September 1998.
First ever International: Wales v Denmark U-19 (2007)
Career highlights: English Contributory League Cup Final (Asst Referee) 2003 and Supply League Cup Final (Referee) 2003 & 2004 (change of appts secretary in 2004 and he hadn’t realised I had done the final the year before – I didn’t tell him until after the game and then told him I was moving back to Wales – to say he wasn’t best pleased is an understatement!).
What does being a football referee mean to you?
Mainly the match day ‘buzz’ and pre match apprehension (adrenalin) but also being out of the house on a Saturday afternoon, getting some fresh air, exercise and the opportunity to meet some very interesting characters (officials & players).
Why did you become a referee?
Injury – tore my cruciate ligament whilst playing in a Welsh Cup tie in October 1996 (aged 25) and reconstruction surgery didn’t fully work. Played for one season (1997/98) for Halesowen in the English system before taking up the whistle as the only way of staying in the game I have loved since the age of 5.
- See more at: http://www.cardiffreferees.com/index.php/about-us/member/64-profile-kevin-morgan#sthash.CdprP5lH.dpuf
On Thursday 8th August 2013 at 7pm, the first of the training evenings will take place for EGRA Members.
The training will be taken by Darren Adie and the subject is TBC.
Please send your apologies to Mark Gardiner if you are unable to attend the Meeting.
EGRA Member's Mark Gardiner, Darren Adie and James Williams will start their Welsh Premier Campaign on Saturday 24th August in North Wales.
Mark and Darren will be supporting Brian James, Referee from Cardiff as Assistants whilst James takes up the role as 4th Official.
This is James's debut season in the Welsh Premier, so from all the members of the East Gwent Referees' Association we wish him good luck.
As we edge closer to the new football season, EGRA Referees are working together to better themselves for campaign.
New Referees' are working closely with the experienced Referees' within the Association to improve their game.
We would like to thank players and clubs for the excellent support they have been giving and the understanding.
Congratulations to Darren Adie, Mark Gardiner and James Williams on successfully passing their fitness tests to officiate on the Welsh Premier League Next Season.
A big congratulations to James Williams on becoming Referee Of The Year for Season 2012/2013.
James has received a number of excellant appointments and has been put forward for promotion to the Welsh League as Referee and an Assistant on the Welsh Premier League.
Its been a long and wet season and its the final get together of the year. This years Annual General meeting will take place at St Pierre Hotel & Country Club on Thursday 13th June 2013 @ 7pm.
The attendance of all EGRA Members would be appreciated as there is a number of topics to get through on the evening including; Referees' of the Year, Nominations/Re-Elections of Officers, Promotions and to discuss the plans for the next 12 months.
If you haven't already done so please confirm with the Secretary (Mark Gardiner) if you intend on coming to the evening as there will be food provided.
Dress Code for the evening is Shirt & Tie.
Look Forward to seeing you on the Evening.
The East Gwent Referees' Association would like to say Congratulation's to three of its members for being put forward for Promotion;
- James Williams : Promoted to Level 2 (Old Level 4)
- Mark Pring : Promoted to Level 4a (Old Level 7)
- Gary Lucas : Promoted to Level 3b (Old Level 6)
All Promotions are subject to Passing Pre-Season Fitness Tests.
Good Luck and Thoroughly Deserved Guys...
New Referee Course - Starting Soon
We have our latest Referee Course starting in just over three weeks time.
OVER THE PAST 2 YEARS WE HAVE SEEN A MASSIVE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE ATTENDING REFEREE COURSE'S IN THIS AREA.
THE NEXT COURSE WILL BE HELD OVER THE SUMMER, IT CONSISTS OF 8 x 2 HOUR SESSIONS, WITH A WRITTEN EXAM AT THE END OF IT. ALL CANDIDATES WILL BE PROVIDED WITH THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS TO PASS THE EXAM AT THE END OF THE COURSE.
THROUGHOUT THE 8 WEEKS YOU WILL LEARN ALL 17 LAWS, VIEW AND DISCUSS AS GROUPS MATCH INCIDENTS, MEET CURRENT & FORMER INTERNATIONAL OFFICIALS AND LOTS,LOTS MORE.
THE MAJORITY OF CANDIDATES DURING THEIR FEEDBACK HAVE EXPRESSED HOW ENJOYABLE, FUN , INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE THE COURSE WAS FOR THEM AND THAT THEY RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYONE.
THIS COURSE IS OPEN TO ANYBODY OVER THE AGE OF 14, MALE OR FEMALE.
PLEASE FILL IN OUR 60 SECOND FORM BELOW AND MORE DETAILS WILL BE SENT TO YOU VIA EMAIL.
In August / September
For More Details & To Apply - Click Here...