Association Officers

Ken Simmons
Keith Sutherland
Richard Sowerby
Welfare Officer
The society is affiliated to both the national Referees Association and Durham County Referees Association and supports football referees in the Durham area. If you are a registered referee and would like to join the Durham City society please contact Keith Sutherland on telephone number 01913887336 or 07860 876703 or email at or Richard Sowerby on email

Benefits of joining Durham City society are
  • Speakers
  • Q and A sessions
  • Access to senior officials
  • FA licensed instructors/tutors
  • Training nights
  • Personal insurance
  • Mentoring
  • Advice and support
  • RA/FA events
  • RA representation on FA referees committee and FA council

Meeting information

Meetings on the third Tuesday of the month (September - May) starting at 7:30PM


Bede Lodge Social Club, Old Pit Lane, Durham, DH1 5HL

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