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


Referee Development and Training

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

Latest Videos – Interviews, Incident Reviews, Latest News

Is VAR Working?

Is VAR Working?

Is VAR Working, absolutely not, bad management and bad instructions are leading to the finger-pointing incorrectly being pointed out our current crop of match officials in the PGMOL SG1 (Select Group 1) I will never say it's the referee at fault., they have protocols...

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.


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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.

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What We Offer

Referee Development Mentoring


As referees we all need help and support. The mentor scheme is to help and support you, help and guide, and get you to the point you area appointed an FA Coach 

Referee Development and Training


We have lots of training, this is done either online, matchday or though an e-learning platform

Guest interviews Referee Development

Guest Interviews

Look out for the interviews with guest speakers, they are often first shown in our facebook group before making it on the website.

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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Many referees meet some of their closest friends at the referee association