Academies, Associations and Societies

In conjunction with Chelsea and Fulham Football Clubs, the Association has set up a Referee Academy at each club to enable our young referees to operate in a controlled environment, allowing them the opportunity to develop their skills and prepare them for the task ahead so that the talented can reach their potential more quickly.

It will also assist with retention as referees will not be confronted with the same issues as those at games outside the academy system. This will go some way towards addressing the serious problem of the vast majority of our younger match officials leaving the sport soon after qualifying due to being disillusioned usually with spectator and team officials' reactions to their performances.

Matches are usually played on a Sunday morning (under 14s downwards) and on Saturday mornings (under 16 and under 18) at the training grounds, which are adjacent to each other in Cobham. Occasionally, Fulham play at their ground in Motspur Park.

The Association's highly successful Development Group (for young referees under the age of 30 with high potential) will also benefit from having a natural feeder group. Thus natural progression would be possible leading to even greater benefit when those who move upwards are given a Senior Mentor to assist them.

Equally, the Academies will allow the Association's more senior referees the opportunity to continue their development as well as ensuring that the higher age-group matches are officiated to a standard reasonably expected by the clubs whilst affording their younger colleagues the experience of running the line.

The County's Referee Coaches will be utilised within the Academies to ensure appropriate instruction and guidance is given.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The Referee must:

be parented with Surrey County Football Association

be an active official on local football leagues, to form part of their development and future promotion opportunities

be part of the County Football Association's Referee Coaching Scheme, and has satisfied the Association's Referees' Committee of their commitment to officiate at the Academy.

have signed up to the code of conduct for academy officials - Parents / Guardians Code of Conduct

have the appropriate attitude to accept positive feedback from the mentor

have completed and returned to The FA a form to enable a security check to be carried out by that association

For those 18 and over must have completed an FA CRB check

Have undergone FA Safeguarding Children in Football training

Attend a pre-season meeting with the club to receive first hand the club's requirements

Interested and still a teenager? Provided you can fulfil the above criteria, please feel free to apply for a place by completing the form listed under Related Documents and sending it to the Referee Development Officer at County Office or send it by email to tim.lawrence@surreyfa.com

Surrey County Referees Association

The objects of the Committee shall be:

as defined in the Rules of the National Referees' Association (excluding maintaining a local Benevolent Fund)

to act as a co-ordinating body, within the National Association, for the mutual benefit of referees within the area

to assist in the formation of new Societies

to co-operate, through their representatives, with the Surrey County Football Association

generally to look after the welfare of all those who are members of the Association within the County of Surrey

to receive and decide upon nominations for Association long service awards to provide a forum for on-going training on a regular basis

E-Mail fishbaak@yahoo.co.uk for more information

Referee Societies

Camberley & Farnham

Meetings second Monday in the month Sept to May at Frimley Green F.C. at 7.45pm

Correspondence – Paul Falzon, 9 Kielder Walk, Camberley GU15 1AU

Tel: 01276 469309

E-mail: paul.falzon@btinternet.com

 Croydon

Meetings first Thursday in the month Sept to Apr at Croydon Bowls Club Nottingham Road, South Croydon at 7.45pm

Correspondence - Les Johnstone, 7 Bute Road, Croydon CR0 3RT

Tel: 020 8688 0146

E-mail: les852075@btinternet.com

Dorking

Meetings first Thursday in the month Sept to May (except Jan) at Dorking Cricket Club, Pixham Lane, Dorking at 8.00pm

Correspondence – Damith Bandara, 12 Waterfields, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7XB

Tel: 07515 710992

E-mail: Damith_bandara@yahoo.co.uk

Guildford

Meetings second Monday in the month Aug to May at Godalming & Guildford F.C. at 7.45pm

Correspondence - Brian C Fish, 111 George Road, Farncombe, GU7 3LX

Tel: 01483 420007

E-mail: fishbaak@yahoo.co.uk

Kingston

Meetings third Monday in the month Aug to May at Metropolitan Police Sports Club, Imber Court, Ember Lane, Molesey at 7.45pm

Correspondence - Jim de Rennes, 18 Blakenden Drive, Claygate KT10 0JR

Tel: 01372 466151

E-mail: Kingstonreferees@hotmail.com

Redhill

Meetings second Monday in the month Sept to May (Dec first Monday) at Horley Town FC at 8.00pm

Correspondence - Graham Kendall, "Jacaranda", 2a Clarence Road, Meadvale, Redhill RH1 6NG

Tel:- 01737 242336

E-mail: graham.kendall@telereal.com

Sutton

Meetings second Wednesday in the month Sept to Apr at Sutton United F.C. Gander Green Lane, Sutton at 7.45pm

Correspondence - Simeon Potter, 22 Byron Avenue, Sutton SM1 3RA

Tel: 020 8661 1555

E-mail: simeon.potter@btinternet.com

West London

Meetings on last Thursday of the month at the Royal British Legion, 65 Upper Richmond Road, London SW15 2RD

Correspondence - Bill Goodsell, 58 Arthur Henderson House, Fulham Road, London SW6 4JU

Tel: 020 7736 3973

E-mail: patrickboshell@dsl.pipex.com

West Middlesex

Meetings on first Monday of the month at Meadhurst Club, BP, Sunbury-on-Thames.

Correspondence - Richard Parsons, 24 Roundway, Egham TW20 8BX

Tel: 01784 469 918

E-mail: rparsons@sportsbeat.co.uk

Woking

Meetings first Monday in the month August (except August second Monday) to May at Meadow Sports, Loop Road, Old Woking, Surry GU22 9BQ at 8.00pm

Correspondence – Pat Bakhuizen, 36 Lansdown Close, Woking, Surrey GU21 8TG

Tel: 01483 656591

E-mail; patric.bakhuizen@gmail.com and wokingrefmembers@aol.co.uk