Meetings 2015-16

For our October meeting we welcome FA Level 2 Tutor and journalist Dick Sawdon Smith to the Manor Sports Ground. Dick will be presenting "Managing Dissent". The meeting will start at 7:30 pm, the pavilion should be open from 7:00 pm onwards. Our meetings schedule for the remainder of the season can be found on our meetings page, all meetings will start at 7:30 pm for the 2015-16 season.

News and events

Sussex County RA Newsletter

The SCRA has published a newsletter for the beginning of the new season. The Sussex Referee.

Application of the Offside Law

Already this season there has been a fair amount of media coverage relating the the revised application of Law 11. We have two documents available to assist members for the forthcoming season.

Illustrative examples to assist with the interpretation of Law 11

IFAB Additional Guidance Law 11

New RA Newsletter

VoiceOver Issue 004

VoiceOver Issue 003

VoiceOver Conference Special Issue

VoiceOver Issue 002

VoiceOver Issue 001

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.

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.