There are many benefits to joining Sedgefield RA, these include:
- Support and Advice - our experienced members are always on the end of the phone or computer to offer you help and guidance. With opportunities to be mentored by one of our senior colleagues throughout your refereeing career.
- RA-FA (FAMOA) Incentive Scheme - from the 2011/12 season you MUST be a member of the RA in order to redeem incentive scheme points, which can be redeemed for free kit
We endeavour to get a top class guest speaker at every meeting. Recent speakers have included: Clive Oliver (ex Football League Referee and assessor), Brian Parry (ex Football League Assistant Referee and assessor), Gary Beswick (Select Group Assistant Referee), Barry Sygmuta (ex Select Group Assistant Referee), David Webb (Football League Referee), Bill Reid & Michael Readman (Supply League assessors/FA Instructors), Geoff Eltringham (Football League Referee), Jeff Russell (Durham FA RDO) and Alan Wilkie (ex Premier League Referee and assessor).
With access to a wealth of knowledge and expertise (check out our members section), you can join our monthly meetings and feel free to contribute to discussions in our informal friendly atmosphere. Meetings are an excellent opportunity to network with other officials and ask for advice in situations you may have encountered in recent games, we also review footage from televised games. Furthermore, you will be the first to hear of new developments at the FA, law changes, training and development events and be part of the voting process for election of officers and board members plus much much more!