We pride ourselves on a great membership with over 130 members in 2014/15 from Stockport and the surrounding areas. We have members from Cheshire, Manchester, Lancashire and Derbyshire FA.
We pride ourselves on a wide spectrum of members ranging from 14 to 80 years of age.
Members range from Newly qualified referees who have just passed their course, through to members who officiate on the professional game.
Stockport Referees Society est 1947
Cheshire Referees Association
In September 1947 a group of Stockport Referees attended the Stockport FA referees committee where they were told that the FA did not see that a dedicated Referees Society was necessary.
The group of Referees decided to meet on Friday 21st November 1947 at St Andrews Mission.
The Referees created the Stockport Referees Society and held the first meeting on Thursday 27th November 1947 with 23 referees in attendance.
Having always having a stable membership, in 2004 the New Chairman set a 10 year goal to make Stockport one of the best societies in the country. Ten years later we are the second largest society in England.
The Society's principles have always been and will continue to be - Here to help and promote refereeing in the Stockport area.
On Friday 9th September, Jon Moss and Anthony Taylor came to Stockport Referees Society for a charity event for Mally Gammond's Appeal for the Chrisite's Hospital. Together with the 24 hour match, in which we supported, and the evening at Cheshire Conference and Events, over £4,500 was raised.
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We offer a range of different meetings throughout the season, from Premier League officials giving an insight into the professional game, experienced locals referees and referee tutors with excellent training for all levels.
Meetings are held from August to May at Stockport County FC.
We always open the season with our traditional Pie N' Pint Evening, all members are treated to a free Pork Pie and Drink.
Our Christmas Social is great fun with a large raffle and quizzes.
Our meetings are not formal, as a Society we do not impose a dress code.
Stockport Referees Society offer crested polo shirts sponsored by Fleet Care Maintenance in navy which are available to members for £5.
We pride ourselves on our youth membership, as a society we understand that it is important that meetings communicate with youth members.
To further develop our youth membership, 2018/19 has seen our formation of our first Youth Council. Lead by our Youth representative it strives to make our Society meeting for all ages.
We are very pleased to announce that from August 2015 the Society are offering free membership to new members.
This is open to all referees that have never been a member of Stockport Referees Society or the National Referees Association.
Society Membership fee is paid yearly
£25 for adult membership
£17 for U18 membership
This includes - The National RA, Referee Insurance & Stockport Referees Society Payments
Payment can be made at meetings or submitted via Bank transfer