York RA Annual Dinner 20 May 2022

Annual Dinner Event

Date: Friday 20 May 2022 starting 1930 hrs

Venue: York Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, YORK

Guests: Andy and Bobby Madley…..The Madley Brothers

Tickets: £25* cost price (subsidised)……£5 supplement for Beef*

Menu: Choices for starter, main course and desserts….see flyer below

York RA Dinner flyer 2022

You can chose your options and send payment to John Ledgeway, Treasurer or pay directly into the York RA bank account

50 Year FA Award for our President / Secretary

Ian Hotchkies honoured by the FA for his services


At the November meeting Ian was presented with his 50 Year FA Award by the Chairman

This was well deserved for his time in local football………played with Cliftonville, Secretary / President of York RA, former Secretary of NRCRA, former Chairman of the York Minor League, etc.


Many congratulations Ian from all at York RA….a genuine Sterling award

If You Care Share

Information you may find useful……from the RA

A night with the Elite: In collaborationwith Give To Local – Refereeing Webinar 15th April 6PM-8PM

A young referee from Durham has arranged the below and attached event. I would be grateful if you could distribute to your membership and include the below bullet points in the email (please note that the bullet points are taken directly from Joe Blackbourne’s email, who is the organiser of the event).

The event has some outstanding guest speakers and is supporting the If U Care Share Charity.


  • We have partnered with a North East charity, “If U Care Share”, which focuses on suicide prevention.
  • The webinar will take place on Thursday 15th April 2021, between 6 PM and 8PM.
  • It is free for people to watch/participate in. To register, all you have to do is follow this link: http://attend.zoho.eu/8nx
  • Any questions which people would like to ask guest speakers can be submitted through this link: https://forms.gle/obkmsPo5zxRT5Zah
  • To raise money for If U Care Share, we are doing a raffle at the end of the webinar, including a 1-night B&B in a 5* studio apartment in Manchester and a VIP drinks package at Leila Lily’s 212. To enter this raffle, what we are asking is for a minimum £5 donation to our donation page, making sure a full name is left on the donation message so we can contact the winner post-webinar. The link being: https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/raisetheflag

York RA Annual Dinner

Friday, 22 May 2020

at York Marriott Hotel

This annual celebration of refereeing in York and District, with guest Andy Madley, PGMOL Premiership and FIFA Refere

Lol Cussons Evening – 6 March

6 March 2020 – St Clement’s WMC (South Bank)

The 10th event (Yes, 10 years) will be held on Friday 6 March 2020 when all referees are invited to attend and support the evening.

This event is to celebrate Lol Cussons (ex-member), organised and funded his family (Dave and Karen Cussons).

In 2019 there was food, entertainment, raffle and even bingo, as we remembered Lol (he never used red/yellow cards, he just handed out Polos).

A presentation is made for the Lol Cussons Award for the referee of the year.

The Cussons family also make a presentation to York RA to support referees.

The work of David and family are much appreciated, so come along and support the event

Here, have a polo mint

Here, have a polo mint

RA Development Weekend – July 2019

RA Development Weekend

Sat/Sun 6/7 July 2019

This years RA Development Weekend is now available to book through the RA

It is being held at the De Vere Horwood Estate Hotel,  Milton Keynes; with practical sessions on 6 July at Mursley FC

The theme for the weekend is “Good to Great”

As well as the Indoor Development Day (7 July) there is an Observer Workshop, Awards Dinner and AGM

A must for referees willing to learn from high profile speakers; the cost is minimal unless you wish to stay overnight

If you wish to attend click here to book now 

Lol Cussons Memorial Evening – Friday 1 March 2019

Lol Cussons Memorial Evening

Friday 1 March 2019

This year’s Lol Cussons evening will take place on Friday 1 March, starting at 8pm at St Clements’ Working Men’s Club.

A fantastic evening is always guaranteed thanks to the hospitality of the Cussons family. Entertainment will include a live singer, raffles, and bingo. Bring your partners along too!

Please confirm numbers to Ian Hotchkies ASAP.