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What's Going On: Gloucester RA
The RA Development Weekend returns for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, and is set to offer referees the chance to to meet up with colleagues and continue to grow and develop with a range of training sessions and development workshops delivered by a range of high profile guest speakers and tutors. 

Taking place across Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July, the RA have already announced a number of high profile guest speakers; including Dan Meeson, Steve Tanner, Ed Duckworth and Lou Saunders from the FA, and Gary Willard, Ralph Bone, Tim Wood and Sam Barrott from the PGMOL. 

The RA are delighted to also announce that Select Group One Referee John Brooks will be attending the 2022 Development Weekend, taking place in Hinckley. 

Brooks, who was one of four referees promoted to the Premier League in 2021, took charge of 18 matches last season - across the Premier League, EFL, League Cup and FA Cup. 

The 32 year-old is the second official from the PGMOL's Select Group One to be confirmed as attending the Development Weekend, with SG1 Assistant Referee Tim Wood also in attendance. 

More guest speakers will be announced in due course so keep an eye out on our Social Media channels for updates. 

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