Did you know as a registered referee, you are automatically an Associate Member of The Referees’ Association? This entitles you to:
· Invitations to RA-FA Training Events
· Refereeing Magazine, normally published several times a year
· Information about dates and content of local RA Society meetings
You can now become a Full Member of the RA, which
for the cost of approximately one match fee a year
will enable you to enjoy the full range of additional
· Personal Accident Insurance, The RA is negotiating the additional
provision from season 2011/12, of physiotherapy cover for injuries sustained
· Membership of a local Referees’ Society which will have regular
meetings, guest speakers and advice available from officials at all levels.
· Free attendance at the annual RA Conference, attended by many of
the country’s top referees who make presentations and lead workshops
· Top quality refereeing equipment and supplies at competitive prices
· RA-FA Incentive Scheme membership, where referee related items can
be obtained in exchange for points gained from refereeing activities
· The RA’s bi-monthly electronic ‘News Digest’
· Service awards
· Annual RA quiz at local, regional and national level
· Representation at The FA and County FA
· Support and advice if assaulted or involved in disciplinary proceedings
· Benevolent Fund
What being a Full Member of the RA means to me...
David Elleray, RA President;
"I just cannot imagine how I could have refereed with so much enjoyment had I not been a Full member of the RA. From my early days as a 13 year old I received considerable support, advice and made some of the best friends I ever had. So much for such a small amount; I cannot think of a
better way to spend a match fee."
Chelsea Mason, North-East Devon;
"When I became a member of the RA I was given a mentor to help me progress. My branch means a lot to me; it is my port of call when I have a problem or even just down to evaluating the game I have had. Our monthly meetings bring us up to date with training and information. I also find the social side to be vital in sharing experiences and learning and developing through the visits of guest speakers to our branch."
Scott Rogers, Malvern;
"The supportive nature of society meetings enables me to take any questions that I may have from my recent games and get valuable feedback from other referees"
Steve Oakey, Cheltenham;
"The RA Is the place I go to meet friends and to learn how to be a better referee; it’s the group of people I train with, it’s the people who help me when it all goes tail up and it’s the club I recommend to all the new referees I teach, assess, mentor or officiate with."
Howard Webb, FIFA World Cup Final referee, Rotherham;
"Throughout my career, The Referees’ Association has been a constant source of advice, guidance and support. Membership of The RA has been an essential part of my development and I struggle to see how any aspiring referee can achieve their goals without the support offered by The RA. I would strongly advise all referees to take up full membership."
Check out the Referees' Association website in our [LINKS] section.
You can also download the full information leaflet and application form from the [LEAGUE INFO], [DOWNLOADS] section of this website.