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Each Thursday night there is a great fitness session run by former FIFA match official Andy Hogg, details are below.
Everyone is welcome, partners , friends anyone.

On Thursday 20th Sept we have a great training evening, after the fitness session.
This isn’t to be missed if you want to know more about VAR and its working we have an in depth view from Chairman Russel Lagden who was invited to Hawkeye HQ and took part in training. The second part of the meeting will be video training with footage from one of our own members. This was one of the best nights when done two seasons ago and will prove valuable for everyone again.



NEXT Meeting
August 16th 2018
Carlton Club, Gleadless

AGM and Awards

Winners details appearing soon

Up and Coming Referee
Roger Evans Referee of the Year
Roy Harper Contribution to the RA



We had a great meeting on 21st September 7.30pm at Carlton Club, Gleadless will be 10 points to match control, all pointers are relevant but whats the most important? This training event is one of the best sessions on show at the RA conference in July this year. The training session will last about 60 minutes but will add so much to your game.

This is an open event for members, family and friends of football. #lovefootball




Summer of Referee Development

Its been a busy summer of referee development and mentoring for Sheffield Referees Association.
3 fitness sessions a week, 2 on Mondays, one covering core fitness and the other covering cardio, on Thursdays we’ve worked on cardio getting referees ready for fitness tests and ready for the new season.
We’ve had a trip to Wembley to watch the non league finals day, watching the officials and two great games of football. Our mentoring weekend with Billy Sharp on behalf of the LJS Foundation was a huge success, with referees getting guidance from senior county officials to football league officials.
We went to RA conference and was took part in workshops covering advantage, match control and social media. We also received a behind the scenes look at VAR, this was really good and informative and laid to rest a few myths.

The final mentoring day was the Handsworth 6’s girls tournament where we got to work with some new officials and those just getting ready to start their career. We would like to thank both Handsworth and Billy Sharp for working with Sheffield RA raising standards of our up and coming officials.

Our next work will be working with officials as assistant referees pre-season with our friends at Sheffield FC Ladies who work with us annually.

Referee Development

Referee development is the number one priority of Sheffield Referee Association, we are about developing everyone who asks for help not just the chosen few who get specialised help and development. Anyone who wants help should be allowed to access it, we have a mentor scheme open to members who want to access it. The mentor scheme isn’t about just being at the end of the phone kits about being on the side of the side of the pitch watching.
Sheffield RA are also open to working with others, our bets training night this year was match analysis of one of our own members, this was supplied by You Are The Ref , we can’t thank them enough for their help and support. This has led to more development ideas for the coming season.

Referees you are not alone and their is help out there and we are happy to point you in the right direction, join groups for support, the 4 main ones are the Referee Association, You are the ref and Ref Support UK  , yes there is a additional cost to all 3 of these but it depends on the price you put to your development. The one that doesn’t cost additionally is the Referee Development Group run by County FA. The choice is yours but we would recommend you access at least one if not more it depends how serious you are about improving.

Membership Benefits

Mentoring – Sheffield RA offer mentoring 1:1 and Mentor days
with local clubs
Membership of your local Society
Monthly meetings which includes great speakers, training,
friendship and camaraderie Full support together with advice
and guidance to help and assist in your development and
Local and National Newsletters and magazines
Entrance to the National Conference Day Event RA-FA Events
Refereeing Kit and Equipment At discounted prices

Plus Invisible Benefits

Personal insurance when officiating or attending
refereeing business
Equipment insurance
Driver Assist Legal Cover Representation at the County FA Council
Advice & support if ever assaulted
Advice & support if charged with disciplinary offence
Advise & support if suspended
RA Representation on the FA Referees’ Committee
RA Representation on the FA Council
RA Service Awards
RA Benevolent Fund

More Details and joining details