Referee Associations

The Durham County Football Association strongly recommends that all qualified Referees join their local associations. Their secretary details along with dates and venues of monthly meetings are as follows:

Bishop Auckland R.A (BARA)

T. Farley M.B.E. – 9 Hylton Close, Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham, DL5 4BA

(H) 01325 313647 Email:

Date: 3rd Thursday of every month   Venue: Manor Public House, Bishop Auckland

Durham R.A. (DURA)

K.J. Sutherland, Esq. – 40 Picktree Lodge, Chester-le-Street, DH3 4DJ

(H) 0191 3887336 (M) 07860 876703 Email:

Date: 2nd Thursday of every month  Venue: Bede Lodge Social Club


Hartlepool R.A. (HPRA)

T. Harrington - 48 Fernwood Avenue, Hartlepool, TS25 5LU

(H) 01429 290871 (M) 07815729392 Email:

Date: 3rd MOnday of every month   Venue: West Hartlepool Rugby Club, Hartlepool


Sedgefield R.A. (SFRA)

H. Conley - 2 Northbridge Park, St Helens Auckland, Bishop Auckland, DL14 9UG

(H) 01388 835224 Email:

Date: 1st Tuesday of every month     Venue: The Sedgefield Social Club


Stockton R.A. (SCRA)

T. Tyerman, Esq. – 31 Hemingford Gardens, Leven Park, Yarm, TS15 9ST

(H) 01642 790616 (M) 07810 528173 Email:

Date: 4th Monday of every month    Venue: Billingham Town Football Club


Darlington R.A. (DLRA)

G.T. Cornforth, Esq. – 35 Farndale Crescent, Darlington, DL3 9AP

(H) 01325 281359 (B) 01325 388392 Email:

Date: 3rd Monday of every month    Venue: Darlington CIU Constitutional Club


Gateshead R.A. (GHRA)

R. Croysdale, Esq. – Avonwood, Sunniside Road, Whickham, Newcastle Upon Tyne

(H) 0191 4887271 Email:

Date: 3rd Monday of every month    Venue: Nursery House Club, Bensham


North West Durham R.A. (NWRA)

S. Stockbridge – 33 Hawthorn Drive, Dunston, Gateshead, NE11 9PG

(M) 07835 367863 Email:

Date: 1st Monday of every month     Venue: RAFA Club, Stanley


South Tyneside R.A. (STRA)

A. Botha - 50 Waverdale Way, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 4SJ

(H) 0191 4541227 (M) 07825834227 Email:

Date: 2nd Tuesday of every month    Venue: Busways Club, South Shields


Sunderland R.A. (SURA)

C. Burnikell – 2 Berryfield Close, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR3 2XU

(H) 0191 5250322 (M) 07720 414363 Email:

Date: 3rd Monday of every month    Venue: RAOB Club, Rutland St, Sunderland

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