This year, the RA Development Weekend will be held at the De Vere Horwood Estate, just outside of Milton Keynes. The hotel will be the base camp for the weekend and will hold the AGM, Observer Training Session, RA Awards Dinner (all on the Saturday) and the Technical Sessions on the Sunday. The practical sessions will take place on the Saturday at local football club, Mursley FC. Due to the event being very successful this year, we have booked a second hotel, Whittlebury Hall, which is of equal standard of the De Vere. Attendees allocated to this hotel will receive free coach transport between the two hotels on both days - further details will be sent out soon!
This year we have a long list of fantastic presenters who will be able to pass on a vast amount of knowledge to those attending. This year's presenters are: Dan Meeson - National Referee Development Manager at The FA Jo Stimpson - National Women's Referee Manager at The FA Steve Tanner - National Referee Manager at The FA Richard Glynne-Jones - National Referee Manager at The FA Farai Hallam - National Referee Development Officer at The FA Adam Nunn - Select Group 1 and FIFA Assistant Referee Gary Beswick - Select Group 1 and FIFA Assistant Referee Eddie Smart - Select Group 1 and FIFA Assistant Referee Harry Lennard - Select Group 1 and FIFA Assistant Referee Akil Howson - Select Group 2 Assistant Referee Abi Byrne - FIFA Women's Referee Sarah Garratt - FIFA Assistant Referee Will Finnie - Football League Referee James Oldham - Football League Referee Aaron Farmer - Football League Assistant Referee
Over the weekend, there are multiple sessions going on, which are as below:
2pm - 3pm - RA AGM at De Vere Horwood Estate 3pm - 4pm - RAMMS Update at De Vere Horwood Estate 4pm to 5pm - Observing in the 21st Century delivered by Steve Tanner at De Vere Horwood Estate 2pm - 5pm - Practical Training Sessions at Mursley FC 7:30pm - Late - RA Awards Dinner at De Vere Horwood Estate
Main Event doors open at 9:30am for a 10am start at the De Vere Horwood Estate with sessions on Mental Health (delivered by Mind), New RA Members Area (delivered by Digital Reflow), Technical Sessions on; Giving The Big Decisions, Game Empathy and Match Control.
De Vere Horwood Estate: MK17 0PH Mursley FC: MK17 0SA Whittlebury Hall: NN12 8WP
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