Association Officers

Harry Gilbert
George Cornforth
George Cornforth
Welfare Officer
The Darlington Referees’ Society, founded in 1920, supports and assists local football referees within Darlington and the North East.

If you are a registered referee and you would like to join the Darlington Society or if you wish to become a football referee please use the links within this website for further information.
The Society meets at 7.30pm on the third Monday each month. Meetings are informal; we have lively discussions about refereeing and football in general, invite guest speakers or arrange social evenings for members and guests.

Registered referees and members of other local Societies are welcome to attend our meetings. For further information please contact George Cornforth, the Society Secretary

Meeting information

Meetings on the third Monday of the month (August to May)


Darlington Junior Unionist Club, Kendrew Street, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 6JW

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The National RA recommends that prospective members should join through their local LRA, the easiest way being to attend one of the many local association meetings that take place across the country on a regular (usually monthly) basis. Find your nearest branch now.

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