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Welcome to the Kingston & District Referees' Society web site.

We are affiliated to The Referees' Association (whose motto is "Service before Self") & Surrey County RA.

The Society's objects are
-To provide opportunities for members to meet monthly for the discussion of matters relating to the work of referees
- To provide for the protection of its members
- To help recruit and train referees

Membership is open to all currently-registered and past-registered referees upon payment of the current subscription to the Treasurer. Members of other Societies are welcome to join as Associates at a lesser amount.

The current subscription is 25.00 (15.00 for under 18s) and this includes membership of the National RA and insurance cover.

We think this is very good value as it represents under one match fee from local football and gives a vast array of benefits.

The Society meets at the Metropolitan Police Sports Club, Imber Court, Ember Lane, Molesey on the third Monday in the month (September to May) starting at 8.00pm.Click here for directions

We usually have around 50 members each season from all standards of refereeing and we currently have members who officiate at all levels from FIFA downwards

Meetings are informal social occasions where we discuss all aspects of football and refereeing over a chat and a drink. At meetings we have either a guest speaker or a discussion topic for the evening. The Society holds a number of social events over the course of the season including the Christmas Social.

You can contact Kingston & District Referees' Society by
contacting the Secretary


All referees should receive a copy of the Information on Amendments to the Laws of the Game and Instructions of the International FA Board. If it doesn't arrive, contact Tim Lawrence at the Surrey County FA.

The full Laws of the Game can be found here.

Jim de Rennes
FA Licensed Instructor & FA Tutor

Society News

Well done to all our members who have gained promotion.


Society Meetings 2011/12

19 September: Steve Bennett (FIFA Referee Instructor)
17 October: Kit Symons (Ex Welsh International / Portsmouth/ Man City / Fulham / Crystal Palace & currently Head of Fulham Academy)
 21 November: Jarnail Singh (ex Football League Referee from Middlesex - now an FL Assessor)
12 December: Quiz for the Peter Butcher Trophy
16 January: Lee Cable (Ex Football League Referee & current Level 3 Referee Coach)
20 February: Adam Watts (FIFA Assistant Referee & Referee Development Officer Worcs FA)
19 March: Carl Berry (FL Referee)
16 April: Ray Lewis (Ex FIFA Referee. FA Referees' Committee)
21 May: AGM & Barry Rowland (Training Officer KRS)

In the last few Seasons our Guest speakers included Ray Lewis (Chairman, Surrey FA), Geoff Turner (Croydon Society), Steve Bennett (FAPL & ex-FIFA referee), David Crick (ex-Head of Refereeing, Surrey CFA), Chris Hayes (LI, Guildford Society), Steve Tomlin (ex-National List Referee, Lewes), Jeff Morrell (AFA), Keith Hill (National List Referee, Royston), Tom Bune (FA Premier League Referee Coach), Lee Cable (ex-National List Referee, Woking), Janie Frampton (FA Regional Manager), Joe Ross (ex-National List Referee, London), Peter Heard (Chairman PGMOL & ex-Chairman, Colchester Utd FC) and Joe Guest (ex-FA Referees' Officer)

So how do I become a referee?

In Surrey, the only way to qualify as a referee is to be trained via the County FA.  Please complete the enquiry form on the County FA website to register an interest and you will be contacted. You can see the details of the requirements, the costs involved here and where the courses are being run here.

On-going training

The Society provides training at its monthly meetings throughout the Season and also the County FA Referees' Committee organises regular In-Service Training sessions centrally within the county; the details being available on their website here.

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