Sheffield RA NEWS

18th October Meeting 7.30pm Start
Guest Speaker – Former Premier League Assistant , now football League Referee Darren England

Making it to the top as an assistant referee and now doing the same as the man in the middle- great night planned.

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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






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

We pride ourselves on referee development and welcome anyone into our mentor programme. We have various levels of mentors available for mentee’s. All referees when passing their referee exam will benefit from someone watching, guiding and advising. The RA has so many officials at the top levels of the game and they got their with the help of higher level officials on the way to the top.

You may just want to improve your game, we are here to help, to give you help and advice when you need it. Don’t rely on pundits on TV or non qualified “experts” to guide you. They are wrong on more occasions than they are right.


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