We are pleased to announce that this year's RA Development Weekend, will be taking place over the weekend of Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July at Jury's Inn, Hinckley Island, Watling Street, Hinckley, LE10 3JA.

'Back to Basics' is the theme for the 2022 Referee Development Weekend from The Referees' Association.

Join us for a host of training sessions and development workshops, where we will be looking at a range of key topics aimed at improving your refereeing toolkit. There are many highlights, including a number of practical outdoor sessions on Saturday, interactive indoor workshops on Sunday, along with a Referee Awards Dinner. We will have a great range of high profile guest speakers, recognition awards and much more. There is something for everyone as in 2022 we learn to live with the COVID-19 pandemic.

After some of us refereeing sporadically over the past two years due to COVID, this year’s events focuses on some of the basics we may have forgotten and need to sharpen up on ahead of the new season

We see this Development Weekend as an opportunity to meet up with colleagues as we continue to grow - so we look forward to seeing you at this event.

Highlights this year will include:

- High Profile Guest Speakers and Tutors

- Practical Outdoor Training Sessions

- Referee Awards Dinner

- Level Relevant Workshops

Awards Dinner Dress Code =  Smart Casual (No jeans or trainers)

The Practical Outdoor Training Sessions will take place at Barwell FC, LE9 8FQ


Registration = RA Members and Partner Registration includes Sunday sandwich lunch = £10 and £35 for Non-Members
Accommodation = Single room £95 per night or £110 for a double/twin room (b&b)
Dinner = £40 per person

If you have any questions, please email us and a member of the team will respond as soon as is possible.

To book your place, click here https://www.participant.co.uk/tra/event/back_to_basics-referee_development_weekend#init

Please note, that if you are under the age of 18 at the time of the event, you must have parental consent to attend any element of the Development Weekend. If you are under 18, you will be sent a parental consent form which must be completed before the event date. If you are attending with a group from an LRA/CRA/CFA or any other body, please ensure that the group organiser has a copy of the completed form. If you are a group organiser who has completed bookings for anyone under 18, you must ensure that parental consent forms are returned to the organisation. If the completed form is not received before the event, the booking will be cancelled.

Please be aware the consent forms must be returned to contact@the-ra.org by midnight on Thursday 23rd June

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