Referee Funding

Referee Funding

​Helping you get into Refereeing

The Ray Mills Trust Fund

Supporting young aspiring referees into the game.

The 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 purpose of the Trust Fund is to support youngsters, living within the Oxfordshire FA boundaries, to become involved in refereeing by offering a bursary towards the cost of The FA New Referee Course.

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

If you're aged 14-19 at the start of your course and live within the Oxfordshire FA boundaries you can apply for funding.
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.