The Referees' Association

Making good referees great

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Revised Constitution

Delegates at the National RA Annual General Meeting vote to accept the revised constitution as proposed by the Board.


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Benefits of Joining the Referees’ Association

You can become a Full Member of the RA for the cost of approximately one match fee a year, and will enable you to enjoy the full range of additional benefits.

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Local Societies

Local societies operate like a self help group where referees meet together to discuss different aspects of the game.


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Incentive Scheme

The RA-Fa Incentive Scheme offers members the ability to record points for matches and attendance at meetings etc.


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County Association

Local societies within a County FA area combine together to form a County Association which enables them to discuss matters of common interest.


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Mentor Schemes

Many societies offer some form of mentor scheme to enable members to obtain practical advice when newly qualified or embarking on promotion.


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We operate an extremely low cost Personal Accident Insurance scheme for members which is currently £4.00 per year.


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Products and Publications

We stock an extensive range of good quality kit and accessories at competitive prices.


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Benevolent Fund

We hope that our members never need assistance from the Benevolent Fund but, sadly, some of our members do fall on hard times and are in need.


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National Association

The National Association maintains a very close working relationship with the FA and discusses matters on behalf of members.


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At a small additional annual cost, PhysioCare provides you with fast access to private physiotherapy treatment.


Hwoard Webb

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.

Howard Webb, FIFA World Cup Final Referee

Michael Oilver

I have been a member of The Referees’ Association since my refereeing began in 1999. Being a member has so many different benefits; the opportunity to attend meetings with colleagues and learn from their experiences, a sounding board to ask questions of more experienced referees, the training sessions and guest speakers at branch meetings, not to mention the protection and legal assistance of the RA should it ever be needed.
In my opinion, being a member of The Referees’ Association gives any referee a greater chance of success and enjoyment.

Michael Oliver, FIFA & Premier League Referee