Appointments

This team serve the SFA Edinburgh and District Referees Association, helping to appoint referees per requests received.

LOOKING FOR A REFEREE?
Please use this contact form.
PLEASE – If you are also seeking Referees via other means, let us know.
VERY IMPORTANT – If you otherwise secure a Referee before we confirm our Appointment, please inform us immediately.

Referees – if you have received a request, please refer the requester to the above link to our contact form. We prefer to have requests directly, rather than via referees, so that we have a responsible point of contact.

To volunteer for a game, please email EDRA’s Appointments Team, ensuring you include the date and the full match details, as at times there may be a large number of games listed here.

GAMES NEEDING REFEREES

Ongoing

Men’s 5 aside League
Tuesdays & Wednesdays evenings between 6:30 & 10:30
Powerleague, Sighthill, 66 Bankhead drive EH11 4EQ
£15 per game (games are 1 hour)

Women’s 5/6 aside League
Wednesdays 7pm – 9pm (Games are 40 mins each)
World of Football, Marine Drive, EH4 5EJ
£14 per hour (Revised fees)

Men’s 5 aside League
Fridays usually 6-9pm, sometimes 6:30-9:30pm
World of Football, Corn Exchange
£11 per hour

If  you can take any of the above, or have any questions about them, please email the Appointments Team – edra.appointments@gmail.com. Please note that there may be a lag between someone else volunteering and games being removed from this page. If there are multiple games you’re interested in, best to give us a prioritised list.


Competition rules

For most Girls’ (Regional, also known as SE Region, & Youth Performance League) matches, rules, fees etc. are detailed in:
Here for League & League Cup
Here for Youth Challenge Cup
The teamlines detail where the paperwork should be sent and the timescales. There is no requirement to record anything online or otherwise report scores etc..

For the new Girls NextGen Performance League (Also known as Talent Development Environment league or TDE) they are detailed here:
Cat1 U18s, U16s, U14s – Hearts, Hibs & Spartans
Cat2 U18s, U16s, U14s – Livingston & B’muir
League Cup 
NGPL games are processed on the SFA Extranet*.

For Women’s and other Girls’ cups, see:
https://scotwomensfootball.com/governance/competitions/
Please note that SWFL games are processed on the SFA Extranet*.

Fees – excepting NextGen, fees are detailed in competition rules (see above links). For NextGen fees please refer to the email issued on 27th Feb.

* For any games that are processed on the SFA Extranet (also known as Scottish FA Live and soon to be COMET), you should receive an appointment confirmation email and the match will then appear there. This email can be late on in the week. Teamlines are scanned by you and uploaded there after the game. If you can’t locate your fixture under My Matches, change the season (top right) to the current year. There is no need to then post or email the teamlines, but you should retain them for at least a month. Please remember that ALL matches that are administered via the Extranet must be completed within 24 hours of the match finishing – so that the misconduct and suspension list can be updated. If extra time is required, or you know that the admin will be completed late, please inform Refadminmanager@scottishfa.co.uk and copy in disciplinary@scottishfa.co.uk . If you need advice about match processing on the Extranet, please contact EDRA Appointments quickly (well before that 24 hours is up!). However, if you are having technical issues with the Extranet, you should contact Appointments@scottishfa.co.uk.

For small sided games (e.g. 9 aside), both boys and girls, search in your App Store (Apple devices) or Play Store (Android) for ‘Scottish FA’ and install their Grassroots app. Under ‘I’m a Coach’ you’ll find links to either SYFA (Boys) or SWF (Girls) rules.

For any other games, particularly non friendlies, referees should ensure they are suitably aware of applicable rules.

If you have cautions or sendings off in your matches, timescales for submission of match paperwork are crucial , so do not delay!

IMPORTANT – Should you have to call off from an appointment:

– For matches with your appointment confirmation email sent out by the SFA Hampden, follow the guidance in their email (and disregard the following).
– prior to 5pm Friday for weekend games, email EDRA Appointments.
– If after 5pm Friday for weekend games, for 11 aside or tournament games, do not email us, but call Paul or Ken (numbers on the SFA Extranet) and PLEASE leave a message if you get voicemail!
– But for 9 asides, if you are calling off at short notice, just inform the home team (by phone) and advise that we are unlikely to obtain a replacement. If there was no contact number within the appointment email, nor later provided, use email. Follow that up with an email (to them, if not already emailed), and EDRA Appointments, mentioning that you have contacted them (and how).
– For midweek games, if at least 24hours pre KO, email in, otherwise call Paul or Ken (unless 9 asides).

In all cases, it is courtesy to also advise your home team.

If you need to contact the Appointments team urgently, please CALL (not email or message) either Paul Hanlon or Ken Boyd (numbers on the Extranet) and PLEASE leave a message if you get voicemail!

PLEASE do not give teams cause to provide negative feedback by failing to prepare!

Edinburgh pitches
A useful place to check is:
https://www.edinburghleisure.co.uk/sports-pitches-weekly-update

Please note – if you have any questions about the rest of the association web site, including the sections on the right side of this page, please contact the association secretary.