Referees profiles

Referee pen Pictures for match day Programme for season 2017/2018

Lewys Evans
Lewys from Bala has been refereeing since 2010 and graduated from the North East Wales FA Development Scheme. He has officiated on the Welsh National League for the past 3 seasons. Lewys has officiated on the Cymru Alliance Cup final, North East Wales Cup final & FAW Welsh Trophy Final. Having complete a law degree at Aberystwyth University & Utrecht University, he is now training to become a barrister.

Siôn Peter Davies
This season will be Siôn’s first season as a Referee in the Huws Gray Alliance League. He has previously spent 3 years on the Area FA Development scheme under the guidance of Gerald Davies in North East Wales and Phil Thomas in South Wales. Siôn is from Wrexham and is currently a third year History student at Cardiff University, where he also referees in the Welsh League Division 1 in the South Wales area. During the 2016/17 season, Siôn was selected to be on the High-Performance Programme at Cardiff University for his refereeing. Last year he was appointed as an Assistant Referee on the FAW Youth Cup and FAW Trophy semi-finals before also being appointed as an Assistant Referee on the FAW Trophy Final

Michael Gray
This is Michael's Seventh season on the HGA referees panel after starting refereeing at the tender age of 14 and gaining promotion to the HGA Referee's panel in 2011/12 season. Michael who is a brother of Liam who is also on the Cymru Alliance referees panel hails from Rhyl and comes from a family steeped in refereeing with grandfather Wally, father Glenn well known in refereeing circles. Michael graduated through the UEFA "CORE" programme during Season 2013/14. Michael has officiated on matches in Malta, Northern Ireland, Estonia and Chelsea and has taken charge of the NWCFA Cup Final

Liam Gray
Liam who is 23 comes from Rhyl and is the brother of Michael who is also a HGA Referee and started refereeing at the tender age of 13. He is actively involved in local youth football and the local Referees Association in Rhyl. He has spent 3 seasons on the FAW development programme. Matches that Liam has been involved in include U-15 international Wales v Poland and U-16 ladies international Wales v Holland. Liam has refereed in the Welsh Alliance League last season and refereed their cup final and the NWCFA Junior cup final last season.

Dan Fogerty
This is second season on the full panel after a successful season in the Welsh National League- Wrexham Area. Dan who resides in Casque is now affiliated to the North-East Wales FA Dan has blossomed and has officiated on the NEWFA Challenge Cup Final and the Welsh National Premier Division Cup Final. Dan likes most sports and away from football enjoys spending time with his family.

Andy Harms
Andy needs no introduction, having started out as a referee as a fourteen-year-old and has progressed as a top referee in North Wales over the last 25 years. He is married to Caroline and has four children, Sophie, Benjamin, Olivia and Molly.

Andy has officiated at many finals in his career to date including our own League Cup Final as well as officiating on several European Appointments in Russia, Serbia, Iceland and Norway.

Rob Jenkins
Since taking up the whistle in 2006, Rob has progressed from the Central-Wales development group in 2010 and through the Spar Mid Wales and the Huws Gray Alliance Leagues, before making it on to the Welsh Premier League as an assistant referee in the 2013/14 season.  In 2015/2016, Rob was promoted to the Welsh Premier League talent referee list to complete a meteoric rise to the top flight of Welsh football. In May 2017, Rob will represent Wales as the Referee on the UEFA CORE (Centre of Referee Excellence) development scheme. As part of his preparation for CORE, he recently travelled to Northern Ireland to officiate a game with his two Welsh CORE assistants. The match was PSNI v Loughall FC in the Irish Championship.

Some notable appointments in Rob’s refereeing career to date are this seasons FAW Welsh Trophy final, the 2015/2016 FAW Youth Cup Final and an International under 19 friendlies as the match referee in a Wales versus Greece match as well as last season’s Huws Gray Cup final

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Ashley Jones
This is Ashley’s fourth season on the HGA referees panel. He started refereeing in 2007 progressing through the FAWs development group. This season will be Ashley’s second year as a talent referee on the Welsh Premier League He is studying sports science at Glyndwr University in Wrexham Away from football Ashley enjoys squash, golf, tennis, and running. Last season he officiated on the Northeast Wales Challenge cup final.

Aled Rhys Jones
Aled who hails from Cilcennin near Lampeter, is married with 3 children and is employed as an area officer with the Farmers Union of Wales. This is Aled’s ninth season as a referee and his fifth on the full panel of the Huws Gray Alliance League after a successful playing career which has stood him in good stead as a referee Aled has officiated on the Welsh Regions Cup Final and also on the Ladies Welsh Cup final. Away from football Aled keeps busy on his farm in Cilcennin.

Aaron Wyn Jones
Aaron is from Deganwy, and started refereeing in 2012 at the age of 16. He progressed through the NWCFA development programme, refereeing on the Welsh Alliance regularly for the past two seasons. At 20 years of age, this is his first year on the Huws Gray Cymru Alliance referees panel. He refereed last season’s NWCFA Junior Cup Final, as well as acting as an assistant referee on both the Huws Gray Alliance Cup Final, and the FAW Trophy Final. Alongside refereeing Aaron is in his final year studying sports science at the University of Chester. His hobbies include travelling and most sports, including watching and playing darts

Gareth W Jones
Gareth hails from Bontnewydd Caernarfon and started refereeing in 2001 at the age of 16. In 2009, he was promoted onto the Huws Gray Alliance referees list. He has been an Assistant Referee in the Huws Gray Alliance, a referee in the NWCFA Cup Final and an Assistant referee in the Welsh Cup Final. He was selected by FAW to attend a UEFA Referees training course in Switzerland where a received a diploma in refereeing. Gareth is employed by a Local Housing Association in Gwynedd and enjoys swimming, and singing in the local male voice choir. Gareth has been promoted onto the FIFA Assistant Referees panel

John Andrew Jones:
This season will be John's fourth season as a Referee in the Huws Gray Alliance League. He has previously spent 3 years on the Area FA Development scheme under the guidance of Gerald Davies. John currently works as a Primary School Teacher in Flintshire and graduated with a First-Class Honours Degree from Bangor University.

John Refereed the 2014 FAW Women’s Cup Final and the 2016 NEWFA Challenge Cup Final. He was an Assistant Referee for the 2017 Welsh Premier League Cup Final between The New Saints and Barry Town. In 2017, John was selected to attend the UEFA Centre of Refereeing Excellence (CORE) programme in Nyon, Switzerland as an Assistant Referee.

JB Roberts

John or JB as he is affectionately known in football circles comes from Llanllyfmi near Caernarfon and is a self-employed flue liner specialist. This will be Johns ninth season on the referee’s panel and during that time he has been one of the most consistent referees on our league. He has served on the FIFA Assistant Referees panel for a number of seasons and has travelled extensively across Europe officiating. In 22012/013 season John had the honour of refereeing the Huws Gray Alliance League Cup Final.

Tom Roberts

Tom who hails from Mold has been refereeing since he was 16 and this will be Toms second season on the Huws Gray Alliance referees panel having progressed via NEWFA/FAW development scheme and the Welsh National League. Tom is employed by Chester and Chester West Council and enjoys all sports and has a very supportive family steeped in local football.

Martin W Roberts
This will be Martin’s fourth season on the referees list of the League and overall it will be Martin’s seventh season as a referee and he have moved quickly through the ranks with many consistent performances. Martin who hails from Llangefni is employed by the finance department of Anglesey County Council. His hobbies apart from football include cricket, ten pin bowling, cycling and having a round of golf. Last season he attended the residential UEFA Assistant referees course un Switzerland. Martin officiated as an assistant referee at last season’s WPL League cup final and has officiated in Malta as part of the UEFA exchange scheme.

Phil Roszkowski

Phil who hails from Wrexham is now in thirteenth season on the Referees panel having played at Cymru Alliance football prior to taking up the whistle. He is employed as an Intensive Support Worker in the Wrexham Area where he lives with his wife Susan and family.  Phil’s interests outside football include swimming, mountain biking, long distance running, fishing and hill walking. Highlight of his career was officiating at the Welsh Cup Final in 2010.

James Walker

James from Oakenholt commenced refereeing in 2009 and was quickly invited to join the FAW Development programme which resulted in him being fast tracked through the system and invited onto the Huw Gray Alliance referees panel in 2012. A former football player and manager James is interested in all sports. He is employed by St David’s High School in Saltney where he is Head of PE and a Head of Year. He has two young sons called Joe (10) and Noah (5). Hobbies that James participates in are Skiing, Golf, Fitness training and visiting the cinema

Tom Williams

Tom starting refereeing at the tender age of 14 resides in Wrexham and has quickly risen through the ranks via the FAW Development programme. Now 22 this will be Toms fourth season on the referees panel of the Huws Gray Alliance, following progression via the Welsh National League. Tom is employed as an aircraft fitter at the local Airbus factory at Broughton and amongst his hobbies enjoys, cricket and golf.  Tom was promoted onto the WPL talent list of referees for season 2015-16, and has been promoted to the full list of WPL referees for the 2016/17 season.

Tom has officiated at the FAW Welsh Trophy Final and the NEWFA Challenge Cup Final and refereed the 2015/16 Huws Gray Cup final.

Cheryl Foster

A former International footballer for Wales and FIFA Women’s Referee for 2016.

Club and International playing career –

Cheryl has played for Liverpool ladies for 10 years which included playing in the Women's Super League. Cheryl also represent Wales, gaining 63 senior international caps before retiring from playing in 2013 when she took part in the Laws of the game course and completed it in December 2013. Cheryl started refereeing in the Flintshire junior leagues and then took part of the NEWRA mentoring programme as well at the development team.

Cheryl now referees in the Women's Welsh Premier league and the Cymru Alliance whilst also officiating in the Welsh Premier league as an assistant referee. Cheryl also received her women's FIFA badge in 2016 and has been promoted to FIFA women's Category 2 in June 2017.

Ellis Hughes

Ellis is from Wrexham and is 23 years of age. This is his 3rd season on the Huws Gray Alliance referee panel, and 9th season in total, starting at the age of 14. He has officiated on both the NEWFA and WNL cup finals. He spent 3 years on the FAW development scheme. A keen Manchester United fan, he enjoys attending matches and playing golf in his spare time. Having previously completed an Education and Childhood Studies degree, Ellis has recently qualified as a primary school teacher from the University of Chester

Dewi Owen

Dewi hails from Anglesey and has been refereeing for five years. Dewi is a keen football fan in general is a passionate Evertonian even if he does miss most games now due to his refereeing duties! Dewi works as a Community Engagement Officer for DBUK across North Wales and in his spare time likes attending as many music gigs as possible, cycling, playing 5 a side football and pool. His main refereeing achievements include officiating in NWCFA finals and refereeing Wales vs England in the Centenary Shield in 2016.

Rhys Ryder
Rhys, from Wrexham, is in his third season back in North Wales after a spell with the FA whilst at university. Rhys has previously officiated at Supply and Contributory levels across the border and looking forward to his maiden season on the Cymru Alliance as referee. Outside of football, Rhys works in the public sector and is a keen cricketer.