I started working at the Scottish FA in the Registrations Department which involved, amongst other things, dealing with the registration of players for senior and junior clubs. I moved to the Disciplinary Department at the start of 2014.
Part of my job is to deal with the referees’ misconduct reports from senior clubs, so on a Monday morning I verify all the misconduct, which has been submitted by referees from the weekend’s matches and verify suspensions arising from the misconduct reported. This then appears on our Club Extranet and the clubs can check and see the players’ records.
Another part of my job is to fulfil the role of Tribunal Secretary for the Judicial Panel Appeals and Disciplinary Hearings. This includes organising and attending the hearings and liaising with the Compliance Officer on any case which needs to be dealt with each week.
I love working at the Scottish FA and my role in the Disciplinary Department is really interesting. It can be challenging at times due to the unpredictable nature of the job but that’s part of what makes it enjoyable.
I also work at most Scotland home matches and Scottish Cup matches at Hampden - often at the Reception - and that’s a different side of it all. I like being involved in a different side of the Scottish FA, doing something different, and sharing the fortunes of the national teams is great. I do have an interest in football so that helps.