Most of our referees belong to this remarkable society which is probably the third largest in the UK.

Its members are often in touch via their own WhatsApp group where they regularly assess clips and footage from grassroots to Premier League incidents and discuss, assess and learn from the contents and opinions.

They also meet every first & third Thursday of the month when there are a series of different challenges and sessions designed to promote, enhance and further the knowledge base of the attendees as well as dissect different aspects of the game.

There are life members plus referees going for promotion at ALL levels whilst they are ably guided by a wealth of knowledge, including the Chairman of Essex County FA, Wayne Deller, plus a committee of experienced referees who make sure each session is packed with advice & assistance.