The Referees' Association
Making good referees great
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.
Local societies operate like a self help group where referees meet together to discuss different aspects of the game.
The RA-Fa Incentive Scheme offers members the ability to record points for matches and attendance at meetings etc.
Local societies within a County FA area combine together to form a County Association which enables them to discuss matters of common interest.
Many societies offer some form of mentor scheme to enable members to obtain practical advice when newly qualified or embarking on promotion.
We operate an extremely low cost Personal Accident Insurance scheme for members which is currently £4.00 per year.
Products and Publications
We stock an extensive range of good quality kit and accessories at competitive prices.
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.
The National Association maintains a very close working relationship with the FA and discusses matters on behalf of members.
At a small additional annual cost, PhysioCare provides you with fast access to private physiotherapy treatment.
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
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.