Come and join The ALTON REFEREES ASSOCIATION We meet at: Alton Cricket Club, Jubilee Playing Fields, Northfields Lane, Alton, Hampshire. GU34 1SN. 3rd Thursday of every month August - May


The Alton RA holds its regular monthly meetings on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7.30pm during the football season( AUGUST - APRIL) at Alton Town F.C Alton (Bass) Sports Ground, Anstey Road, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2RL . Directions: Leave A31 at B3004 signed to Alton. Follow road round to left passing Eggars School then Anstey Park on the right. Continue past a row of cottages on the left and the ground is immediately after, on the left, opposite the turning into Anstey Lane

why join the RA

All are welcome to come along and meet us (parents can sit in as well). We pride ourselves on being a friendly society with a great variety of experience and knowledge that will help all referees prosper in their careers

March 19th - a welcome return for Tom Moisey

The March meeting for Alton RA takes place this Thursday (19/03/2015) at the usual venue of Alton Town FC. Anstey Road, Alton ,Hampshire,GU34 2RL. This month we are lucky to welcome Hampshire FA tutor and level 4 referee Tom Moisey , who will be doing a presentation that is sure to benefit both old and new referees. We have been lucky to have had Tom visit us on a number of occasions over the last couple of years and each time he has got us all involved and provoked a great deal of thought and participation. So it’s an great opportunity to learn a few things and question one of Hampshire's top young referees. This promises to be a evening that you won’t want to miss, as these kind of presentations can really aid your refereeing development. The evening is open to all ages, and as usual, the meeting will also be an opportunity to discuss any match incidents that you have had.


April Meeting - IMPORTANT INFORMATION Due to Kevin Friend attending Aldershot RA on the 16th of April, our April meeting will be moved to Thursday the 23rd of April, which will allow as many members as possible to attend the Aldershot RA evening with Kevin Friend.

Premier Referee to visit Aldershot RA

Kevin Friend at Aldershot RA Premier League Referee, Kevin Friend, will be attending Aldershot RA for their April meeting on Thursday the 16th of April. We were privileged to have Kevin come to Alton RA a couple of seasons ago, and he really is an excellent speaker. It’s rare to have such an elite official attend a local RA meeting, and it’s an opportunity that you really won’t want to miss. If you are interested in attending, please contact the Alton RA secretary or directly to the Aldershot secretary and they will forward you the relevant details

Mentoring for new referees

.At Alton RA we are dedicated to helping referees develop and progress. If You would like to be mentored please let us know. Mentoring, quite simply means a one to one relationship supporting the development of another referee As a referee, it is true to say that you never stop learning and within Hampshire there is a volunteer workforce that can support you in your development and progression. Whether you have just completed your Basic Referee Course or are now looking to progress in the refereeing world then this scheme is there to help. In fact this scheme can help you where ever you are in your career even if you are happy staying at the level you are. Read more at

2014 R.A. Conference

The 2014 RA conference took part over the weekend (11th- 13th July) with nearly 400 members coming from all over the country and attending workshops run by the likes of Michael Oliver, Sian Massey, Andre Marriner, Anthony Taylor, Lee Probert, Jon Moss and Lee Mason. These workshops were all interactive and covered subjects such as Mass confrontation, Offside, Controlling the penalty area. The weekend started off on the Friday, with training sessions held at St Georges Park, this was well represented by many of our young up and coming referees. The Referee Association AGM also took place on the Friday and this was followed by a fun evening run by the RA-FA Youth Council and with a Brazilian World cup theme. The Saturday Conference, which was themed as ‘Getting the big decisions right’, was opened as usual by the RA President, David Elleray OBE. He was followed by a very entertaining and witty presentation by the joyful Jon Moss, (who I would recommend every referee to go to a meeting and listen to him if they can). We all attended the three workshops of our choice before returning to the main hall for the reflections and close of conference by David Elleray. For me personally it was a long day, leaving home at 05:15 and getting back at 9:30pm, driving a mini bus full of friends and colleagues from Portsmouth and Southampton for our day’s visit to Leicester, but it is one that was thoroughly worth it and an event that I would recommend to everyone.

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