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Membership Benefits

Joining our society provides a range of benefits. Below is a list of benefits hundreds of our members enjoy every year. By joining AFA & LONSAR you will enjoy visible benefits such as:

  • Monthly training and development opportunities from August – May all over London delivered by the AFA Rereree Development Officer and leading guest speakers;
  • Argus – monthly magazine packed with articles, news and information on refereeing in the AFA and London FA competitions.
  • Society website – packed with up-to-date information on the Society activities and training events
  • Annual dinner, annual awards & other social functions
  • Summer training session with free barbeque
  • Free trip to the RA Conference each July featuring top quality training by FA Qualified Tutors & Professional Referees
  • RA kit supplies and website
  • Premiership Referees and Assistants Referees – speak at our events, sharing their experience and motivating us to reach our potential
  • Invitations to midweek training sessions
  • Invitations to post-match social gatherings on Saturday evenings

As a member, you could also take advantage of ‘Invisible’  benefits such as:

    • Representation on the AFA Council and the AFA Referees’ Committee
    • Representation to the London FA and London FA Referees’ Committee
    • Advice, support and representation if assaulted, charged or suspended
    • RA Personal insurance when officiating or attending refereeing business
    • RA Representation on the FA Council
    • RA Representation on the FA Referees’ Committee
    • RA representation to the FA Refereeing Department
    • RA Service awards
    • RA Benevolent Fund