Referee Funding

Referee Funding

​Helping you get into Refereeing

The Ray Mills Trust Fund

Supporting aspiring referees into the game.

The Ray Mills Trust Fund was set up in memory of Ray Mills, a past Chairman, Director and Vice President of the Oxfordshire Football Association of which he served over 25 years.

The aim of the fund is to give young individuals a first chance on the ladder of the Football Coaching and Referee Courses, so that they can develop their individual skills and put them to good use locally within the football fraternity.

Aspiring coaches between the ages of 16 - 19 and aspiring referees between the ages of 14 - 19 can apply. A bursary is also offered towards referee kit to help young referees.

The trustees have now expanded the criteria to include adult referees coming into the game.

Bursaries will be given to those who successfully apply and stay with their respective league for the season. 

To find out more and please download an application form.

Apply to the Ray Mills Trust Fund



Frequently asked questions about The Ray Mills Trust Fund

- Aspiring referees between the ages of 14-19

- Aspiring coaches between the ages of 16-19

- Adult referees coming into the game

Each application is considered individually, with funding up to the full value of the course available for successful applicants. For more information about the process, get in touch.
You will receive the funding upon successful completion of The FA New Referee Course. Please note you will need to pay the full course price, prior to enrolling on the course and receiving any agreed bursary.

Get In Touch

By Phone: 01993 778586
(8.30am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday)

By Email:

Continued learning

ofa referees academy

We're committed to the development of new referees and our Referee Academy is just one of the ways we try to achieve this.

The Academy operates in conjunction with the Oxford United FC (OUFC) Centre of Excellence (CoE) which plays games in the Under 9 to Under 15 age groups every Sunday throughout the season at the Oxford Community School in Cowley.