The Referees Association

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The referee and his assistants are not on their own. The Referees' Association is an organisation, both locally and nationally, that exists to support officials when needed.

    As a registered referee, you are automatically an Associate Member of The Referees' Association (RA).

This entitles you to:

  • Invitations to RA-FA Training Events
  • Information about dates and content of local RA Society meetings

Full Member

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 benefits including:-

  • Personal Accident Insurance.
  • 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
  • In addition, for a further £5 per annum, you can be included in a scheme which enables you to obtain physiotherapy cover for injuries sustained when refereeing or training. You can claim for up to 4 separate, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) during the annual subscription period.

How do I become a Full Member of the RA?

Click here for a link to the local branch website of Huntingdonshire Referees Association