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North East Ulster Referee Association

The North East Ulster Referees Association was founded on 22 August 1969 with the amalgamation of the Ulster Referees Association and the North East Referees Association. (The Ulster Referees Association was previously founded on 24 October 1949 and the North East Referees Association was founded on 14 November 1952.) We are the largest in the Province with over 400 members currently registered. The Association gathers together all Junior, Intermediate & Senior referees as well as those registered with clubs. The North East Ulster Referees Association takes it membership largely from referees living in Counties Down and Antrim and is affiliated to the Co. Antrim and District Football Association. It is a member of the Northern Ireland Referees Association which is the governing body to which the 4 Divisional Associations must affiliate
Our referees currently officiate in a number of Leagues including the N. I. Football League, Championship, Amateur League, Down Area, Belfast & District & Newcastle Leagues. Over the course of the season we provide help, advice, training & instruction for all our members with the occasional special guest at our Monthly Meetings, which are held every 2nd Monday in the Month at CIYMS, Circular Road, Belfast
Onwards and up wards.!

Register with the IFA for your workshop on report writing and discipline. Links below.

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During the summer every referee (including Junior Referees) are required to attend a workshop on report writing and discipline. Each workshop will take approximately two hours. You will not be registered until you have attended one of the workshops. . Links above.

You MUST Register with the IFA to be qualified to referee for Season 2017/ 2018.

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You will need your Access NI number to register. Last year you would have received an e-mail with your Access NI account number on it. Access NI Web site link below

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FIFA Panel of Match Officials 2016

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Congratulations to the following referees who have been con- firmed as being part of the FIFA Panel of Match Officials 2016. Particular congratulations to Rachel Smith who be- comes Northern Ireland’s first female FIFA Official in over ten years and the four new officials on the list for the first time.


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The biggest goal for this strategy is to integrate refereeing at the heart of the foot balling family. We often hear the phrase “without a referee there would be no game” and indeed that is true. However, our goal is ensure that every referee appointed has the right level of knowledge, fitness, respect and education to bring every game to a satisfactory conclusion.


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All Under Constitution article 6: The Chairman has communicated his will to carry out the Annual General Meeting of the North East Ulster Referees Association to the Committee and you are herby notified off and invited to the same.

The Annual General meeting will take place at CIYMS 91-94 Circular Road Belfast BT4 3GD at 20:00 Monday 8th May 2017.

I attach as per article 14 of our current constitution the Chairman's Report and the acting Secretaries report. The financial report is to follow under separate cover. These documents will be uploaded our website in the incoming days.

I would encourage you to attend this important meeting where YOUR committee will be elected for the incoming season.

Please read the new registration form fully as it details new requirements for your registration for the incoming season.

Laws of the Game 2016 / 2017

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The Ifa workshops will be held at various locations around Northern Ireland and will include a seminar on the new Laws of the Game.



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