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 recruting, 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, contact details are available in the document below.
Associate Members receive
invitations to RA-FA Training events
the Refereeing magazine
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
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 mdel and promote refereeing within their community. All the details are in the document which is available for download below.