York RA and COVID-19

Here is a statement form the Chairman on behalf of York RA regarding the impact of COVID-19:

Dear Referee, Match Observer, Mentor and all friends and colleagues of York Referees Association.

We are presently in a situation with the coronavirus crisis, whereby all public gatherings are dissuaded if not prohibited and as a consequence, we The Committee at York Referees’ Association have taken a decision to suspend all future meetings until further notice.

I am sure you will appreciate that this decision has been taken with your interests and those of your families at the forefront of our considerations.

Events suspended include members meetings on Thursdays 2nd April, 7th May and also the Annual Dinner on Friday 22nd May 2020.

In relation to the meeting on 7th May, this was to be our Annual General Meeting. Given that this meeting will not now take part, the present Committee will remain in position until the first opportunity we have to resume.

Clearly, this pandemic may present particular difficulties for some of our members and for those of you who are paid up members of The Referees’ Association, I would invite you to seek help and guidance from The National RA who have a benevolent fund which you may be able to access (contact@the-ra.org02476420360) Or, if you prefer, our Secretary Ian Hotchkies will be able to provide you with appropriate advice.

We do not know how long this crisis will last but we are confident that the business of York Referees’ Association will continue and thrive in the future but will only do so when it is safe to do so and with your support.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, queries or concerns then please feel free to contact me.

Stay Safe. Look after yourselves and your families and we hope to see you within the near future.

Best Wishes.


Alan Kaye, Chairman, York Referees’ Association

(M) 07789 005327


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