Next Meeting

The next meeting of the 2014-15 season will take place on Monday 18th May. The first part of the meeting will comprise our Annual General Meeting, this will be followed by a review of the West Sussex Football League cup final which we attended back in April. The pavilion will be open from 7:15 pm, we'll start the AGM just before 8:00 pm.

See our Meetings Page for a list of all meetings scheduled for the 2014-15 season, these dates are now confirmed.

News and events

Reporting Misconduct

Those who attended the Sussex County RA AGM and were fortunate to hear the presentation from Mark Ives will remember him mentioning that the FA was in the process of updating the Referee Reporting Misconduct handbook.

The handbook is now available online at

Benefits of Joining the RA

The RA Head Office have produced a leaflet outlining the benefits of joining the RA. A PDF copy is available here. You can join the Worthing RA on line by going to

About the Worthing RA

Manor Recreation Ground Entrance

Worthing Referees Society is based in Worthing, West Sussex. The society's membership area covers referees in Shoreham By Sea, Lancing, Worthing, Rustington, Littlehampton and surrounding areas. Meetings are usually held at the Manor Sports Ground, Broadwater Road, Worthing on the third Monday of the month. There is ample parking at the Sports Ground and the venue is well served by local buses.

You can now join the Worthing Referees' Association on line, just follow this link. You can decide to pay your subs online by debit/credit card or request an e-invoice. The system is totally secure and uses the same software aas that used by the Football Association and many County FAs. There is a Members Guide to help you through the process.

We are members of the national Referee's Association, members therefore have all the benefits of the National RA, including accident insurance, the Benevolent Fund, kit and equipment at competitive prices and the rewards scheme. We are also affiliated to the Sussex County Football Association.

We usually have around 50 members each season from all levels of refereeing. Meetings are informal social occasions where we discuss all aspects of football and refereeing in a relaxed atmosphere. At meetings we have either a guest speaker or a discussion topic for the evening. If you are a newly qualified referee or starting out on the promotion ladder then these sessions will be of great benefit to you.

The Society holds a number of social events over the course of the season including quizzes and five a side football. We also operate a mentor scheme which can give you a real advantage in your development, especially if you are looking for promotion or are newly qualified.

Meeting dates for the 2014-15 season are now arranged, we hope to continue our theme of basing our meetings around the referee competencies. If there are any particluar issues that members would like to see included, please contact us and we will try to include them.