Refereeing Societies

Referees Associations & Societies

uniting local communities of referees as part of a nationwide network. 

Guidance, mentoring and support. 

The Referees’ Association (The RA) and the RAFA Youth Council (RAFAYC) play a pivotal part in the FA's National Referee Strategy. The structure of the RA is nationwide, allowing them to supplement The FA’s development work and, mainly through local RA groups, to provide structure, support, guidance and mentoring for referees within those areas. It is important for young referees especially those who are new to the refereeing world, to give them needed guidance and support whilst connecting them as part of an established and familiar network, with referees of all ages and levels of experience can come together to socialise and share expertise.


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Referee FAQs

Yes there are; Hampshire FA has a dedicated Referee Development Group (RDT). The Hampshire FA Referee Development Team is made up of members that are driven towards improving all aspects of refereeing of which 13 areas have been agreed. Click here to view the roles and contact details for each area.

The RDT, which reports directly to the Referees Committee is chaired by the Referee Development Manager, Andy Moisey with Andrew Bailey, Referee Development Officer, acting as Secretary. Also in attendance are the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Referees Committee and the Referees Committee Director. In addition, two members of the RDT, who are not paid workforce, are elected by members of the RDT to two co-opted positions of the Referees Committee on an annual basis; currently these are Brian Le Breton and Steve Scott.

Hampshire FA also have a Referee Youth Council with details also on the same page. 

Find the contacts of the Local Area Referees Committees (LARC) here.

No. These are two separate registration processes and only Hampshire FA registration is mandatory to be able to referee although RA membership is encouraged considering the benefits.

No, you don't but the guidance and support offered by the RA is invaluable in helping you prepare for promotion.

No, go along and introduce yourself or email us for more details

All referees are invited to join/attend meetings, no matter what level or age you are. Referees with different levels of experience attend, so you are bound to learn something from someone there.

Yes - this is normally less than one match fee. However, each society charges differently. Contact the County RA Secretary for details about this but initially go along to a society meeting and meet other referees and get involved and ask any questions you may have.

Please click here for all the details.