Referee Support

Refereeing Support


North Riding County FA are proud to have a fully motivated and experienced Referee Development Team in order that we can fully support all areas of Refereeing here within North Riding County FA.

We are delighted to confirm the following key roles within the team;

NRCFA Referee Development Manager: Ross Joyce  

NRCFA Head of Referee Mentoring North: Geoff Mann 

NRCFA Head of Referee Mentoring South: James Unwin

NRCFA North Adult Appointments Officer: Paul Stalker

NRCFA South Adult Appointments Officer: Matthew Cottingham 

NRCFA North Referee Observer Coordinator: Paul Stalker

NRCFA South Referee Observer Coordinator: Geoff Hartley

NRCFA Female Refereeing Ambassador:  Rebecca Welch 

NRCFA BAME Refereeing Ambassador:  Mohammed Ghafoor    

NRCFA Centre of Referee Excellence (CORE) Coaches

Andy Himsworth

Geoff Hartley

James Unwin 

Jim Devine

NRCFA Tutor Development Team 

Andy Himsworth

Chris Keightley

David Holmes 

James Unwin

Ross Joyce   

We also have a full dedicated team of Referee Observes and Referee Mentors who fully support all areas of Refereeing within the County FA.  

If you require any support, or would like to contact a member of our team, please email or telephone 01642 717770. 


Get in Touch 

Ross Joyce

Referee Development Manager

01642 717779

9am - 5pm  Monday to Friday