Reading Referees’ Association

Reading RA exists to provide development, support, and welfare for referees across Reading and the wider Berkshire area. As a registered branch of The Referees’ Association, full membership provides a wide range of benefits.

Perhaps the greatest impact for many members is having others around them; being a part of the referee community in the local area. Networking with friends and colleagues at our monthly open meetings provides a safe space to share experiences, learn from one another’s match events, and helps assure your refereeing remains an enjoyable experience.

Especially after having a difficult game (and sometimes that’s absolutely on ourselves), you need not feel alone nor disheartened. Whether you have a potential welfare concern, or just need a pep talk; Reading RA Welfare Officers, and other members are just a phone call away.

When a society of referees embrace the opportunity to learn from mistakes, and share confidence in successes to better our quality of refereeing; we will have a positive impact on all involved in football.

Join Reading RA today. Or feel free to meet us first at one of our open meetings at Earley Home Guard Social Club on the third Thursday of every month.

For those living to the east of the county, you may be interested in meeting our friends and colleagues at Bracknell RA.