RA-FA brings together the best of The FA and RA for the benefit of all referees, especially grassroots referees, whilst recognising the vital, independent roles of each organisation.
The prime focus is on recruiting, retaining, developing and supporting referees to make a major contribution to raising retention rates and increasing the total number of referees.
All referees (including Level 10 - non-active and workforce) automatically become Associate RA Members, free of charge, when they register with Cornwall FA.. The Cornwall Referees Association have 5 societies across the County.
Associate Members receive
invitations to RA-FA Training events
- the Refereeing magazine (via email)
- local RA Society meeting dates
- information about Full RA Membership
All referees will be strongly encouraged to become Full RA Members to gain additional benefits including
- personal accident insurance
- free attendance at the RA Conference
- support and advice if assaulted or involved in disciplinary proceedings
- refereeing supplies
New and Trainee Referees
Every new/trainee referee will be introduced to the benefits of RA-FA and the importance and value of full membership of the RA at the introduction to the Referees Course.
RA-FA Inspired Fund
The RA-FA Youth Council has set up the Inspired Fund to support a young person wishing to become a qualified referee, who would go on become a role model and promote refereeing within their community. For details on this please contact our Referee Workforce Officer Stuart Kane using the details below.