Becoming a member

If you are a qualified referee, thinking of becoming a referee or just interested in joining Southampton R.A. please omplete the enrolment form to apply for membership

Southampton Academy Matches & Mentoring

When you have become a full member of this Society we can organise a mentor for you, who will help you in your early days as a referee. We will also assist in your appointment to referee Southampton academy games which again gives you the confidence to referee games without any pressure and with a qualified tutor at hand.

Membership Fees

The ongoing Covid-19 Virus situation continues to badly affect football, so the RA is making a one-off special benefit offer to all renewing Members by giving every registered and paid-up RA Member FREE insurance (usually £4) for the season. Please be assured that the range and depth of the RA Policy for 2022-2023 will remain 100% unchanged from its current levels.

Southampton RA fees for 2022-2023 will therefore now be as follows: -

Membership Type Cost Insurance
Full Member (Over 18)(O75's to request medical form from the Treasurer for Insurance purposes)£21.00Over 75's must fill-in medical form available form John Bungay ( to get the free insurance
New Full Member (Over 18 joining the RA for the first time)FREEFree insurance
Full Youth Member (Under 18 on 30th September 2021)£7.00Free insurance
New Youth Member (Under 18 on 30th September 2021 & joining the RA for the first time)FREEFree insurance
Student Member (In full time education & over 18 but under 21 on 30th September 2021)£13.00Free insurance
Newly Qualified RefereeFREEFree insurance
Associate Member (Direct member of the RA or a full member of another Society)£8.00Free insurance
Social Member (Anyone who is not a registered or a former referee)£6.00Free insurance
Affiliated Member! (Former referee NOT registered with the F.A.)£6.00Free insurance
Life MemberFREEFree insurance
Non-MemberFREEFree insurance
We are offering totally-free NRA membership for next year to new Members. Join for FREE for the following 12 months, with absolutely nothing to lose.

Extra Benefits for 2022-2023

The National RA have on offer Motor Breakdown Cover throughout the UK at a cost of just £19.00 per Member. This low price includes Home Start, Roadside Assistance, Local Recovery and Nationwide Recovery, plus full Motor Legal Aid should it be needed. In addition, your family, friends, neighbours and work colleagues can also now enjoy this same level of cover for just £25.00 per person through being associated with you as a Member of the RA.

Lifestyle Legal Protection is also included, covering a multitude of areas such as Legal Helpline, Personal Injury, Criminal Prosecution Defence, Personal & Vehicle Identity Theft, Social Media Defamation, Clinical Negligence, Probate, Taxation, Jury Service, Home Sale/Purchase, and many more.

Some further benefits available to all RA Members include:

  • 20% off Whirlpool/Hotpoint/Indesit kitchen products
  • Red Driving School
  • PureGym Health Clubs
  • Free Tickets to the FA Vase & Trophy Finals at Wembley
  • Free advice and (where needed) legal assistance if any Member is charged by the FA or by their County FA.

If any member wishes to take advantage of the breakdown cover please contact John Bungay via email: for an application form.