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Grundy Set To Leave County FA

Football Development Officer (Referees) Set To Leave After 16 Years

SHCFA Football Development Officer (Referees) Craig Grundy is set to leave his position after over 16 years service. 

Craig, who joined SHCFA in 2003, has played a great part in developing the County FA Referee workforce. Craig's role has been to oversee the Referee courses, Referee Development Programme, annual registrations, referee promotions and allocations, the referee retention scheme and coverage. 

Craig stated "The biggest highlight for me during my time at the County FA was to be able to support Grassroots Referees. I take great pride in seeing Referee's come to us that show potential and to be able to help and support them through to higher level football."

When asked about his biggest achievement, Craig replied "I would have to say the referee retention scheme that I created and have developed over the past 9 seasons. We have given out over £250K worth of professional game tickets back to our referee workforce and this is a great way to reward them for the continued work they achieve."

Craig also stated that his favourite moment during his time was "seeing a SHCFA Referee officiate in the World Cup Final and then also in the Champions League Final.

From all at SHCFA we wish Craig all the best for the future and thank him for the time, effort and commitment he has given to the organisation.  

We are looking to appoint a new officer shortly, however, until this point please contact sarah.wood@sheffieldfa.com for any questions or information.