Welcome to Steel City Referee Association

Helping support referees on their journey from Grassroots to Premier League

Steel City Referee Association - Referee Development and Training

Referee Programs

Youth Football

Receive games in youth football as the person in the middle. Mentored and coached on your exclusive journey. 
Working on the basics in the game and transition from player to referee

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Offsides - 9 aside and 11 Aside Game

Positioning, angles, signs to look out for, always an interesting transition in football for players and referees. Accepting when refereeing on your own on occassion it might not go to plan. 
Resilience Training

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Assistant Refereeing

Specific training to help and support referees learning to be an assistant referee. Being an assistant is easy "Right" its far from easy, some say its harder than being a referee, others love being an assistant refee. We will work with you on this and get you ready for those tough, fast games ahead. 

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Adult Football

The natural progression in your game, the way to promotion and those larger challenges. Understanding the expectations of the players, selling decisions and "no surprises". 
Mentoring and coaching and getting you ready for promotion. 

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Training Events

Look out for our different training camps and nights. Practical and theory, in person and online. 
Do you know visualisation and its power as a referee? 
Canb you read player body language? 
So many difefrent training sessions. 

Mentor & Coaching

Do you need a referee coach or mentor?
Whats the difference a mentor will help, guide and give advice when a day doesnt go to plan. If you require a coach be prepared to take constructive critism, to be the best you must know when you are wrong, you need to learn to reflect on your own game....honestly

Personal Training

Fitness Training and mixing with other officials, the fitness needs in refereeing are often different to those of players. Referees can't hide on teh field of play. Dynamic sprints when you've just covered the length of the pitch. 

Referee Development & Training

Steel City Referee Association

The Future of refereeing

What Referees will Receive
Online Meetings
Online Mentoring & in person
Incident Discussion
Practical Training
Working Closely with:
Managers / Coaches


Some Membership Benefits


Online Training

Support & Advice

Pure Gym Discount

Breakdown Cover Discount

RED Driving School New Member Benefit

Personal Effects Cover

Referee Kit Cover

Hospitalisation Cover

Broken Bones Cover

Dental Cover

Gadget Cover

About Us

A new Modern Referee Association – With YOUR development at the forefront

 If you are a referee or looking to become a qualified referee, this is the place for you.
We will be working hard with all participants within the game – training, educating and supporting.

Our priorities are to help all officials achieve what they want to achieve through, training, coaching, active training and a great mentor scheme.  We will also be working hard with all participants within the game – training, educating and supporting.

Our new referee association will help you achieve your ambitions as a referee by providing you with support, training and mentoring from experienced officials. We’ll also give you the opportunity to develop your skills, by watching other referees, supporting you at your games and giving you the chance to succeed.

We know that it is hard for most people to find the right information and training resources they need when it comes to being a qualified referee.  It’s also difficult for new referees to get the mentorship and coaching they need from experienced referees.


referee development

A list of events, and dates for your diary, will appear here. 

Steel City RA – We are hands on, so we see you at games, in the facebook group and online.
We welcome everyone from all parts of football, we need to work together to improve the sport we all love. 

Meeting links will be posted in our Facebook Group . 

Rotherham RAFacebook Page for details

Sheffield RA Meet on the 3rd Thursday of every Month – Visit their facebook page for latest events.

Meet Our Team

Steve Clayton

Steve Clayton


Steve is an active expereinced match official who is also heavily involved in motorsport. Steve is also actively involved in scouting, which is great fo when developing new officials

Simon Hall

Simon Hall


Simon is a mentor and coach and has been helping people develop to be the best they can be for decades.
His focus is always the development of others

Richard Trinder

Richard Trinder


Richard is also referee secretary for the the local womens and girls league.
His focus is developing and helping nw match officials.

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