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 Lanewhy 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
NEXT MEETING - September 17th
Our next Referee association meeting is due to take place on Thursday 17th September at our usual venue, more details to follow
Supporting Referees for over 100 years
The The Referees' Association has been in existence for over 100 years supporting members throughout the country at all levels of the game. The Association provides benefits such as insurance, incapacity benefits, legal advice, reduced prices on kit and equipment and many other advantages, from the head office in Ryton on Dunsmore, Warwickshire. Local Associations (LRAs) are the life blood of the RA, there are over 200 spread across England and usually hold meetings on a monthly basis. Membership of the RA is primarily through a Local RA but in exceptional circumstances central membership may be allowed.
The objectives of the RA
Here are the aims of the referee association: to operate as a not-for-profit membership organisation for football referees in which all operating surpluses are retained for the further development of the Association. to provide an environment for companionship and personal refereeing development working in partnership with other members of the football family. to recruit into membership registered and former registered referees and to retain their membership. to operate through and support a network of County and Local Referees’ Associations and to provide guidance and support for their members. to support and protect members from injustice and unfair treatment in matters related to refereeing. to represent the interests of members to and on the controlling bodies of Association Football. to ensure the provision of a Benevolent Fund to provide financial support for members and their dependants in need. to ensure the provision of insurance for members whilst engaged in refereeing activities, including the activities of the Association. to maintain a website to promote the Association and to publish news and information on refereeing. to market and distribute refereeing supplies, publications and other merchandise. to arrange meetings and conferences. at the discretion of the Board, to recognise the formation of groups of members to develop specialist refereeing interests at national or regional level.
2015 R.A. Conference
The RA Conference 2015 Radisson Blu Edwardian, Heathrow 3rd – 5th July 2015 This year the Referees’ Association Conference will be focused on the key topic of Understanding Football. Following on from a hugely successful event in 2014, where delegates focused on Getting the big decision right, there are a whole host of workshops and outdoor sessions planned to enhance your refereeing knowledge. This year the Referees’ Association are working in partnership with the RA-FA Youth Council to deliver a weekend of interactive and engaging content aimed at up-skilling the referee workforce. The FA and the PGMOL, including senior coaches and select group match officials, will once again be supporting the event and delivering content over the weekend.
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