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The National Young Referee Development Team embraced Storm Ciara and held our second meeting of the season at St Georges Park on Sunday 9th February 2020.
The team started the day off about discussing the progress that has been made since our last meeting. We have revamped our social media (which can be found on Twitter @TheNYRDT and on Instagram @TheNYRDT) and have come up with a strategic plan, all of which will be revealed in due course.
We then started to discuss hosting a National Development Day. We spoke vigorously about what content we would include, what activities and how the operation would work. The team are working hard to get these ideas into a plan. Once we have full details confirmed, you'll be able to see this first on social media, so make sure you follow us on Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date!
During the afternoon, the team spent some time working on some self-professional development, looking at public speaking and answering difficult questions. Each team member was given a scenario to which they had to present to the rest of the group. They were given 10 minutes to research, plan and prepare before delivering on each individual group.
We finished the day by focusing on future plans and ensuring that each team member had a part to play in the future of young referee development.
We can be contacted as a team via e-mail at:
Stay in touch by following us on Twitter @TheNYRDT and on Instagram @TheNYRDT

Our Partnerships

Partnerships are often formed between individuals, agencies or organisations with a shared interest to address specific issues. Our evidence reveals that our members young and old often require mental, emotional, financial, medical help, support and guidance. The Referees’ Association champion the work of those agencies that provide this support in times of need. Should you require support please contact the relevant agency below or the RA Head Office.
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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.

Alternatively, online membership is now available for any referee who wishes to take up central membership. The National RA will then allocate you a local branch. Join now.