National RA Events for 2016


Having listened to feedback from across our membership, we have changed the arrangements for some (but not all) of the annual RA events to be held during 2016, and these new details are now as shown below.

County RA Liaison Meeting = Sun.10/01/16 – Abbey Hotel, Redditch – 10:00 hours; a very successful event held last Sunday – full report and updates to follow.

Meet the FA Cup Final Officials (Eve-of-Final Rally) = Fri.20/05/16 – Westminster – evening

RA Annual Conference Weekend at Hinckley Island Hotel, Hinckley, Leicestershire:

Sat.16/07/16: 10:30 hours = AGM / presentations /etc.

12:00 hours = YC training event (at Hinckley FC)

16:30 hours = New-style Quiz

19:30 hours = RA/YC Grand Dinner

Sun.17/07/16: 10:00 hours = RA Conference

Please note that the exact timings for all of the above events will be confirmed nearer the date.

The old-style RA National Quiz Final 2016 will be held on a separate date and at a different venue, subject to sufficient support for it being evident from within our membership – we will be sending out further communications on this matter in the near future, so please watch this space!

Many Thanks & Best Regards,


Ian Campbell  –  RA Board Vice-Chairman

York RA achieves QUEST Bronze Award

quest bronze

We are pleased to announce that York & District Referees’ Association has been awarded the QUEST Bronze Standard by the national RA.

QUEST (QUality Excellence STandard) for “delivering excellence” enables all local Associations affiliated to The Referees’ Association (RA), regardless of size or location, an equal opportunity to share in best practice and gain recognition for achieving a standard of service and support which is recognised by both The RA and The Football Association (FA).

Full details about QUEST can be found on the RA Information Booklet.

Full list of QUEST awards can be found on the National RA website.

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