Welcome to the official site of the Referees’ Association. Our aim here is to inform members of latest news, developments and information relevant to officating at all levels. Please take some time to browse the pages we have made available and if you have any ideas for content please use the contact page to send us your suggestions.
The Referees’ Association comprises over 200 local branches or LRAs, we are currently adding details of all our LRAs. If you are not already a member of the RA you can use this site to find a branch that meets near you. If you are already a member and travelling throughout the country, you can use the site to find details of any meetings that you may wish to visit whilst on your travels.
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. Michael Oliver