Referees Associations & Societies

Local Referee Associations (RAs) play a key part in the development and support for referees

Organised by groups of local people involved with refereeing, the associations are run for the benefit of referees by providing support, advice and guidance.

Through a subscription service they offer:

  • The opportunity to meet fellow referees of all levels
  • Guidance and discussion on the Laws of The Game
  • Lively debate on match day incidents
  • The right to financial assistance through the RA Benevolent Fund, should you need it
  • Access to events and activities involving referees at the highest level of the game
  • Support should you be the unfortunate victim of circumstances or if you have received unjust treatment

With all these benefits, and more, can you afford not to be a member?

For information about your local Referee Association Society please contact the local County Referees Association Secretary or your local branch:

RA Branch  Venue Time & Date   Contact Details 
North Oxfordshire
Ex-Services & Bicester Families Club
67a Sheep Street
OX26 6JW
Fourth Thursday of every month at 7.30pm (August - April)  Ken Leach
01869 243572
Oxford City
The New Club
3 Blenheim Lane
OX33 1NJ 
Second Monday of every month at 7.30pm (August - April)
John Chappell
07792 623108
Witney West Witney Bowls Club
Burford Road
OX29 0NB
Second Thursday of every month at 7.30pm (September - April)
Alan Longford
01865 464179  


Frequently asked questions about Referee Associations and Societies.

No you don't. However, considering the benefits you are encouraged to do so.
Yes - this is normally less than one match fee. However, each society charges differently.
No. These are two separate registration processes and only Oxfordshire FA registration is mandatory to be able to referee.
No, you don't but the guidance and support offered by the RA is invaluable in helping you prepare for promotion.

Get In Touch

By Phone: 01993 894404
(8.30am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday)

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