Ceri Richards began refereeing in the Carmarthenshire League in 1980. He was promoted to the Welsh League Referees list in 1990 and the Football Leagues Linesman's list in 1991. In 1994 he got on the FIFA Referees List. He was a UEFA Category 3 referee until he had to retire at the end of 2010.
national and international
Ceri Richards most important matches to date outside the League are the Welsh Cup Final in 1998, FAW Premier Cup Finals in 1999, 2002, 2004 and 2006.
Internationally he has been around for a long time. This century he officiated in many qualifiers for the UEFA Cup, Champions League, World Cup and Euro Cup. In the 2004-2005 UEFA Cup he reached the group stage.
Allthough he was still on the FIFA list we haven't seen him in 2008.