In 2011, Manchester County FA introduced a new support structure for refereeing.
Led by Referee Development Officer Chris Kavanagh, MCFA’s Referee Development Team is an innovative approach that provides support, assistance and mentoring to the referees across the city.
The main points of contact for the Referee Development Team are as follows:
Referee Development Officer - Chris Kavanagh
Communications Officer - Alex Rowen
Joint Academy Co-ordinators – Tom Parsons & Mike Sutcliffe
Appointments Co-ordinator – Richard Cooper
Assessor Co-ordinator – John Martin
Basic Referee Course Co-ordinator – Brian Reilly
Coach Co-ordinator – Eddie Evans
Discipline Co-ordinator – Andy Philbin
Education & Development Co-ordinator – Dave Addison
Next Step Co-ordinator - Chris Dyson