Annand Featured in Local Newspaper – July 11, 2017

Ron Annand, an ANEFO and college football official, was the subject of an article about sports officiating in the Lawrence Eagle Tribute on July 11, 2017.  Although Ron has officiated over 4,000 games in multiple sports, it is football that is his first passion according to the newspaper story.  The reporter explains, “Although he finds … Read More

ANEFO Swag for Sale

Are you interested in purchasing an Under Armour Men’s Coaches shirt with the ANEFO Logo, or ¼ zip Charles River long sleeve apparel with ANEFO logo, and/or a pair of Dry-Exel shorts with the ANEFO logo? If so, these are three good looking, game-day items that you may be interested in purchasing.  The polo is … Read More

ANEFO Newsletter – May 2017

The ANEFO Executive Board has created and published a May 2017 Newsletter (see entire newsletter attached below).  The are new requirements to be a “member in good standing.”  Dues this year are $75.00 per official.  A late fee of one-half the due fee will apply to dues paid after September 1, 2017.  You can pay … Read More

College Football Official’s Exam – March 18, 2017

Are you interested in becoming a college football official? If so, this message is for you. Since 1945 the Boston Chapter of the Eastern Association Intercollegiate Football Officials (EAIFO), has trained and promoted the very best college football officials in the country. Many past and present EAIFO members have officiated in the NFL, BCS Championships; … Read More

ANEFO 2016 Banquet

The 2016 ANEFO Annual Awards Banquet was held at the Irish-American Club in Malden, Massachusetts on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. This capstone season event is historically the Monday before the annual Thanksgiving Day football games.  Rick Cacciatore was the master of ceremonies, and he introduced the retirees and special guests.  The platters … Read More

Business Meeting and Election – November 7, 2016

The Association of New England Football Officials held its annual business meeting on Monday, November 7, 2016. A well-represented, robust group of officials were in attendance. After the reading of the minutes and a discussion about old business and new business, an election was held. The results of the election for ANEFO Officers are as … Read More

MIAA Memo on New Rules – August 24, 2016

Dennis Donovan, Officials’ Representative on the MIAA Football Committee, has informed the ANEFO that there has been several interpretations of the new NCAA rules this summer that differ from the original comments made regarding the rule changes, and he wanted to update everyone so that Massachusetts football officials would be consistent with enforcement of the … Read More

Fred C. Gardner Sr., receives ANEFO Recognition – June 27, 2016

Fred C. Gardner Sr., received a special presentation from Don Werner, President of the ANEFO, at the association’s first meeting of the season on Monday, June 27, 2016.  Fred has enjoyed being a football official for sixty-five consecutive years.  Over the decades, Fred has served, and continues to serve, as role-model for countless student-athletes, coaches, … Read More

ANEFO Three-Person Football Officiating Manual

The ANEFO has produced a much anticipated “Three-Person Football Officiating Mechanics Manual” for those officials who work junior varsity games, sophomore games, freshman games, middle school games, youth football games, and/or other games that hire three officials (see manual below).  The manual covers pre-game duties on the field, the coin toss, running plays, forward pass … Read More

ANEFO Newsletter – May 2016

ANEFO Members, Welcome to the 2016 Football Season!  The Executive Board has been working very hard this offseason in providing valuable education and resources for our membership towards making us the best officials we can be. As the ANEFO by-laws were recently updated this past business meeting, I wanted to take this time to remind … Read More