Social Events

Bowling Night

Bowling & karaoke Night – Saturday 25th February 2023 at Codonas

Golfing Outing – June 2022
A Golf day has been organised for Sunday June 19th at Huntly golf club in in conjunction with Moray & Banff association.
The cost is £40pp and includes bacon roll on arrival, a round of golf and a 2-course meal.  
This event is open to all members (there is no need to have a handicap although the ability to swing to swing a club would be useful), where depending on numbers the plan is to have a Ryder cup style event between the associations.
If you are interested, please contact Allan on .
Xmas Social – Aberdeen & District Quiz
Saturday 19th December – 7.30pm Via Zoom.
Message Paul McAvinue on to sign up. Please include team members and a team name.  Team members can consist of referee colleagues/family members/bubbles and even members of your household if you are not sick of seeing them already!
Quiz Master, Ian Bailey, has a wide and varied quiz ready for you! Prizes for the winners to get you into the festive spirit!
Lets end this strange year on a high – sign up and get involved.


Being involved in refereeing is a social life in its own right.  The next organised get-together will be arranged once it is safe and right to do so, but keep and eye on the facebook and twitter feeds for all that is going on.

Previous Events 

2019 Christmas Social 🎄 

DATE: 14th December 2019

TIME: 1900 hours

LOCATION: Cafe D’ag, Aberdeen

Join us for pool comp, casual game of darts, nibbles and drink (not included in price).  £5 each member to be paid on the night.

E-mail Paul McAvinue on to say you’re coming.

See you then


Saturday 2nd November – 2019 Dinner Dance 

Commences: 19:00
Location: Aberdeen Douglas Hotel · Aberdeen
Speaker: Craig Brown – former Scotland and Aberdeen FC Manager.
Host: Dave Edwards
Disco: Jeff Diack
We are delighted to announce that the price for our main event remains at just £25 per person!
Please contact Calum Spence for tickets.

2018/19 End of Season Match and Social

The annual match versus Moray & Banff Ref Association will be on 29th June.   Its our associations turn to host.  Venue to be confirmed.

Interested members should notify Calum Spence with more details to be shared soon.

2018/19 Bowling Night

30th March 2019 at 19:30
Codonas, Sunset Boulevard, Beach Boulevard
Cosmic Bowling, Dodgems and Dinner.  Prize for highest scoring bowler
Any queries, Contact Calum Spence through the facebook page

2018/19 Curry Night

9th February 2019 at 19:30

The Nawaabs Tandori, 33 Summer Street, AB10

2018 Christmas Social 🎄 

Saturday 1st December 2018 (7.30pm)

Cafe D’Ag, 25 Crown Street, Aberdeen

Join us for pool, darts, food and drink for just a fiver a head!

email to say you’re coming, or click “going” on the event on Facebook.

2018 Annual Association Dinner 

Saturday 17th November 2018 – Legends Lounge, Pittodrie Stadium

Another great night with 100 in attendance comprising; members, partners and guests from fellow associations.  Hosted by Dave Macdermid, with entertainment from Kenny Clark and music from Northsound’s Jeff Diack.  Proceeds from the event went to the Scottish Huntington’s Association, supporting the family of Alan Freeland.

Social Events To Come 

The Social committee are planning more events for members over the coming season.  Dates and Details will be shared once finalised;

Planning has commenced for 2019/20 season

Contact the Social committee if you have any ideas that you think other members would be interested in.

Bowling Night March 19th
The bowling night was held in March and was a fantastic event that had a great attendance with 35 referees in attendance – including 5 from other associations!
The winning bowler was Harry Bruce and Neil Matheson was the worst bowler – as per the picture below!
Annual Dinner Dance 7th November 2016
The annual dinner was hosted at the Douglas Hotel and was a massive success. Comedian Chris Turner brought his unique blend of freestyle rap and comedy and was a huge hit with all in attendance. It was then onto DJ Jeff Diack to conduct our raffle and provide music for everyone to dance the night away to.
Thanks to everyone who attended and enjoyed the evening and the next years dinner will be on NOVEMBER 12th 2016.
The event was also sponsored by the Bridge Street Social Club who have excellent packages available for Christmas bookings and space for parties to be held.
End of Season Social 27th June 2015
The end of season social was played at Inverurie in June this year between the Aberdeen Referees and the Referees from Moray and Banff. The Aberdeen side was led by Alex Shepherd and the M&B referees by Harry Bruce. Following a plea from Harry midweek M&B were ‘loaned ‘ a few players… a decision that ended up being extremely costly for Aberdeen!
Aberdeen took an early lead with John Fairley Jnr having some excellent play on the right wing and setting up a goal for RAY HENDERSON to open the scoring. Unfortunately after around half an hour in Ray picked up a blow to the nose and needed replaced. Shortly after this M&B pulled into the lead! A series of tinkering substitutions by Manager Alex Shepherd led to a lack of momentum and M&B scored three goals in quick succession and went on to romp home to win 6-1!! A good day was had by all on the pitch, but hopefully next year Aberdeen can restore some pride and beat the lads ‘fae up north’ on their own turf!
Following the game we went back to Inverurie Loco Works Social Club for some refreshments and a special thanks should be placed on record to the club who put on a buffet for us free of charge – this allowed us to provide some excellent hospitality after the game and enjoy the evening!
A final thanks must go to the match referee Dan McFarlane and Assistants Chris Phillips and Brian Dean. I’m not sure they will volunteer so quickly next year as I think it really is the game from hell!!
The Captains and Referee Pre – Match
Aberdeen Referees
The Aberdeen Team
Moray And Banff Referees
The Moray And Banff Team