Category One referee Bobby Madden has announced his resignation from the Scottish FA after nearly 20 years as a match official in Scotland.  

The experienced referee will be relocating to England for professional reasons and will continue officiating under the auspices of the FA.  

Bobby became a FIFA referee in 2010 and has taken charge of Scottish Cup and League Cup finals across a career which has seen him appointed to more than 1,000 matches in Scotland. 

Bobby said: “I would like to thank the Scottish FA for their support over the years – from my first match as a young referee to various derby matches and international appointments. 

“It’s been some journey in that time, from Scottish Cup finals to refereeing and training during a pandemic, but the time is right for me for a number of reasons to relocate and as a result I’m grateful for the opportunity with the FA.” 

The Scottish FA would like to thank Bobby for his commitment to refereeing and passion to drive recruitment, and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.