The Referees’ Association is recruiting new members to join the Digital Team for the 2022/23 season.

The RA, which has a modest following across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, provides members and the wider refereeing community with information about what we do, opportunities and information about RA events. We also advertise member benefits and partnerships. We celebrate the great work of our local RA’s. During the season, we’ll celebrate key match official appointments across the footballing pyramid; from grassroots to the upcoming 2022 Qatar World Cup.

Our RA Digital Team is looking for keen, enthusiastic, talented and reliable volunteers to join the team for the 22/23 season.

If you have experience writing articles, social media posts, graphics, newsletter curation, interviews or even TikTok, the RA Digital team wants to hear from YOU!

Applicants will have the opportunity to learn and will be provided with support from the RA throughout the season. The team will meet via Zoom once a month to discuss plans, the work that needs to be completed, ask questions, and discuss any ideas you may have.

Any applicant is expected to commit to completing a minimum of 4 hours a month of RA Digital work.

The RA Digital Team Application Requirements

Please ensure you meet the following requirements before completing and submitting your application form.


Current RA member for the 2022/23 season

Live in the United Kingdom

Good with working in a small team

Must be able to complete tasks at short notice

Must have a good understanding of using Word and social media platforms.

Be able to commit to one Zoom meeting a month to discuss plans for each month.


A qualification and experience in working in the media

For more information or to apply, please contact:

Nathan Mattick (RA Digital Team Lead) on

Key dates:

Applications close on Monday 15th August at 5pm

Online Interviews via Zoom: Monday 22nd August- Friday 26th August

Application outcomes announced: by Friday 2nd September 2022

The successful applicants will then virtually meet with Nathan Mattick (Digital Team Leader) for training and discuss plans going forward.

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