Our Development Team

Welcome to the information page of the WFA Referee Development Team. The RDT co-ordinate and deliver referee training courses, continuation training for existing referees and provide a point of contact for all registered referees in Worcestershire.

Referees Development Team

Matthew Jones: Matthew is the Referees' Development Officer for Worcestershire FA. He is a Level 3 on the National List of Contributory League of Referees and is currently a Panel Select Assistant Referee, operating on the National Conference Premier.  He has been refereeing since completing his qualification in 2005 at the age of 14. Matthew is also a FA Assessor, FA Level 2 tutor and a Lead Tutor for The FA Mini Soccer Courses.

Bill Allsopp: Bill is very well known in Worcestershire, having officiated at many levels for a number of years.  He is the recent winner of the FA Carlsberg National Awards for Outstanding Contribution as a Volunteer. Bill is a valuable assessor throughout the County and has assessed at Supply League Level and County Level for many seasons; providing help and support to may successful referees. Bill is President of the Kidderminster RA, having formerly been Chairman and has recently been appointed Chairman of the Referees' Committee for Worcestershire FA.  He is a FA Level 2 Tutor and brings a great deal of experience and knowledge to the Development Team.

Marvyn Amphlett: Since 2009 Marvyn has been on the National List of Assistant Referees.  He was appointed to the JPT Trophy Final as a Reserve Assistant Referee at Wembley Stadium in 2013, as well as being appointed as an Assistant Referee in both the FA Cup 3rd and 4th rounds in 2013. Marvyn is a Level 2B Referee and he has been appointed to many prestigious appointments as a referee, most notably: The Northern Premier League Division One Play off Final and Southern League Division One Play-Off Semi-Final in 2013; the Southern League Midlands Division Play off Final in 2009. Marv is a WFA Level 4 Referee Coach, FA Licensed Referee Tutor, Secretary of Malvern Referees Society, Referee Assessor (Supply League & County FA) and Vice-Chairman of the Hereford & Worcester County RA. Marvyn has an invaluable amount of experience and knowledge to offer to the development of referees.

Ravel Cheosiaua: Ravel is a Level 3 referee and officiates on the National List of Contributory League of Referees. He was promoted to the Panel Select Assistant Referee’s list in 2013. Some of his achievements include Assistant Referee on the Blue Square North Play-Off Final and the FA Trophy 2nd Round Proper and as 4th Official on the Northern Premier League Division 1 South Play-Off Semi-Final.  Ravel is a FA assessor for the Supply League and Worcestershire FA, a member of Bromsgrove RA and also helps to mentor some of the County’s referees.

Jerry Curtis: Jerry has 16 years experience as a referee and became a Level 4 Supply League Referee in June 2000. In 2001 Jerry was an Assistant Referee on the Conference North and South and officiated at Supply League Level. In 2006 Jerry stepped down to Level 5 and still referees on the Evesham Sunday League, Ambassador Junior League and Prison Service FA.  Jerry is Secretary and Treasurer, as well as an assessor and mentor with Evesham RA.

Chris Husband: Chris has been refereeing for 15 years, starting as a referee on the Mercian Boys League and acting as an Assistant Referee on the Worcester Saturday Premier Division, which was then a Supply League. He achieved Level 6 in 2001 and after a break whilst at University Chris achieved Level 4 in 2006 followed quickly by Level 3 in 2007. He is currently an Assistant Referee on the Conference Premier and a referee in the Contributory leagues. Chris has attained FA Level 1 Tutor status and has been a Training Team member for over three years, bringing fresh energy to the team.

John Law: John is a Level 3 Referee operating on the National List of Contributory League Referees.  He is also an Assistant Referee on the National List of Assistant Referees and has officiated as an Assistant Referee on several Football League Championship games.  John is a FA Level 1 Tutor and an assessor for both the Supply Leagues and WFA.  He is a key member of the Development Team and adds a lot of experience and knowledge.

Adam Watts: Adam is the Senior Coach for Assistant Referees at the Professional Game Match Officials Ltd (PGMOL). The PGMOL is responsible for all Referees in England and Adam focuses on the Assistant Referees for The Premier League and The Football League.   Before taking this role Adam was a specialist Assistant Referee for both FIFA and the Select Group of Assistant Referees on the Premier League. He is also an Assistant Referee coach in the UEFA Centre of Refereeing Excellence (CORE) programme.  Adam has a vast amount of knowledge and experience in refereeing which the Development Team greatly benefits from.

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