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Referees Associations & Societies

The Referees’ Association (The RA) and the RAFA Youth Council (RAFAYC) will play an important role in the National Referee Strategy. This is because their nationwide structure will allow them to supplement The FA’s development work and, mainly through local RA groups, will provide important support, guidance and mentoring (both formal and informal). Their work is especially important for new referees, young referees and all referees operating at grass roots.

Get in Touch

Senior Referee Development Officer - Alan Dale

01449 776310 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) / 07890 587228 



Any registered referee can join their local Referee Association branch. Most branches meet either monthly, or every other month

Each secretary will be able to advise of specific registration requirements for their branch. Please contact them to ask further details

Suffolk RA Contact information

Secretary: George Byrne


Secretary: Andy Wilding


Secretary: TBC

Secretary: Nicholas Cooper