Date: Fri 20 Sep 2013

World Cup Appointments for Welsh Referees’ Observers

Ray Ellingham has a Greek appointment

Ray Ellingham has a Greek appointment

Brian Lawlor and Ray Ellingham have both been appointed by FIFA to act as their Referee Observers in two forthcoming World Cup Qualification games on the 15th October.

Lawlor travels to Copenhagen for the game between Denmark and Malta whilst Ellingham has the longer journey having to go to Athens for the match between Greece and Lichtenstein.

Here we have two guys in Brian and Ray who work tirelessly in helping younger referees in their roles as Referee Development Officers for the North Wales Coast and South Wales areas respectively


FAW Referees’ Manager Rodger Gifford reflected on the appointments by commenting;

"Here we have two guys in Brian and Ray who work tirelessly in helping younger referees in their roles as Referee Development Officers for the North Wales Coast and South Wales areas respectively as well as making a huge contribution to the in service training of the match officials in the Welsh Premier League.

"Both are establishing themselves as quality Referee Observers on the European scene with UEFA so for them to receive appointments from FIFA is testament to the quality of their work in this field."