It gives me immense pleasure and satisfaction to have acknowledged the news of Crawford Allan’s appointment as Head of Refereeing following the sad passing of his predecessor John Fleming in October.
Crawford has been a member of the EDRA throughout his career, one which saw him reaching Category 1, a position he held until his voluntary retirement, albeit then taking up a position as fellow Observer. Clearly he will relinquish that position but now has the opportunity of managing the refereeing family, something I know he looks forward to doing with great pride and pleasure.
I am also confident that the members will be in unison with me in rallying behind and supporting Crawford in everything he chooses to do in his new role.
I look forward to a new era in refereeing and working with Crawford in the months and years ahead.
For full statement from Scottish FA click here.