Referee Associations and Societies

The Referees’ Association (The RA) and the RAFA Youth Council (RAFAYC) will play an important role in the National Referee Strategy.

This is because their nationwide structure will allow them to supplement The FA’s development work and, mainly through local RA groups, will provide important support, guidance and mentoring (both formal and informal). Their work is especially important for new referees, young referees and all referees operating at grass roots.

The Football Association National Referee Strategy

Referee Association Groups

Altrincham RA- Carla Parker -

Chester RA- Ian Davies -

Crewe RA- Rick Bradfield -

Ellesmere Port RA- Brian Cooke -

Mid Cheshire RA- Brian Maddock -

Stalybridge & Hyde RA- David Sergeant -

Stockport RA- Bob Hurren -

Wirral RA- Adam Davies -