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 at Alton Cricket Club, Jubilee Playing Fields, Northfields Lane Alton, Hampshire. GU34 1SN.

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

APRIL 17th meeting CHANGE

Our April meeting will start at the normal time of 7:30pm, this is because we will NOT be having The Head of refereeing at the F.A. Ian Blanchard as our Guest speaker. We have postponed this event because as we will be having our AGM on that evening we thought it would not be right to restrict Ian to a limited time. We hope he will be joining us early next season. At this month's meeting we hope to welcome some of the new referees to our area. We will be having a presentation of certificates to some of the referees that have just passed their Basic referees course and we will be there to help and advise them in their journey as a Hampshire F.A. referee. - As part of the evening we will be looking at 'match incidents that have happened to the professional referees and to some of us at grass roots level, (it is so much better to learn from other referees mistakes than hoping it doesn't happen to you on a Sunday morning) - picture = three new referees receive their certificates from Graeme and Reg


CONGRATULATIONS to four of our Alton members for gaining promotion and to those referees that have been awarded County and local cup finals -follow link to see a full list.

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March meeting - Tom steps in

Due to a late change and a illness we were Lucky to have Tom Moisey step in at the last minute to give us a very interesting and thought provoking presentation looking at communication. This covered all aspects from when you first get your appointment through to arriving at the ground, during the game and afterwards. Tom then showed the pitfalls of putting messages on ‘facebook, twitter and other media communications that can be taken wrongly or bring the game into disrepute. (With a firm message to all that you should think before you broadcast anything). Thank you again Tom.

Training/Fitness sessions stopped at TPS

The Referee training has now finished at The Petersfield School, but they will resume at Love lane Petersfield as soon as possible and when the evenings get a little longer. We will keep you informed of the new timings as soon as possible

Funding available for future refs

As part of a recruitment drive to increase the number of qualified referees throughout football, the RAFA Youth Council has launched their Inspired funding – a scheme to assist young would-be refs with the financial costs involved with taking up the whistle.

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Have YOUR say.....

We welcome all feedback and ideas for the new Alton RA website. Get in touch with us by visiting the 'Contact Us' page.

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The RA-FA Incentive Scheme

The RA-FA incentive scheme is a great way to get rewards for your refereeing activities

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Assessment advice for match officials

Ash Potter, one of Hampshire's leading assessors, has created an excellent learning tool for referees on the criteria they are being marked against when they are being assessed.

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