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Referees Associations & Societies

local referee societies

The Cambridge & District Referees’ Society is the local branch of the National Referees Association. It is run by referees, for referees, and is on hand to offer training, support and to provide a voice for its members. Use this page to find out about the Society, to keep up to date with what we're doing and to pick up additional advice and materials as they become available.

Aims & Objectives

  • Committed to improve the standard of refereeing
  • Represent the interests of members at local and national level
  • Provide training and development opportunities for referees
  • Provide access to the Referees’ Association Benevolent Fund to assist members in times of hardship
  • Offer support and for referees involved in assaults or disciplinary actions
  • Cultivate friendship and positive relationships between referees and associated bodies  
Cambridgeshire and District Referees' Society FAQs

  • Free, informal advice and guidance
  • Informative, fun, interactive training events for both law and practical refereeing
  • High profile speakers from various footballing backgrounds
  • Chance to claim free kit/equipment using the RAFA incentive scheme
  • Opportunity to attend the Donosti Cup in Spain annually with fellow members
  • Discounts in local amenities and attractions
  • Insurance for damage to belongings (see below for Policy and Claims information)
  • Support / representation in the event of conflict
  • Opportunity to attend the annual National RA Conference
  • Society branded clothing
  • Refereeing magazine published several times a year
  • Attend at social events, such as the Christmas meal, bowling, quizzes, etc
  • Enjoy direct access to over 80 local referees of all ages, levels and experience
  • NEW - 15% discount and FREE gait analysis from Sweatshop Cambridge at the David Lloyd Leisure Centre

The Cambridgeshire & District Referees' society holds monthly meetings during the football season at Bottisham British Legion HQ

You pay only £20 per annum for adults or £15 per annum for under 18s (one of the lowest fees in the country) renewable on 1st March each year

Get In Touch

Sarah Anderson
(Honorary Secretary)

By Phone:
T.  01638 614765
M. 07976 512407

By Email: cdrs.secretary@gmail.com

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