Please see below an email sent to all clubs and referees on 4th September 2018 from our League Secretary.
Upon an internal discussion by the Management Committee and a subsequent vote thereof please be advised that from Sunday 9th September 2018 all matches within WESFA will see an increase of £5 added to the Referee fee, so their fee will be £40. There is no additional cost to an assistant referee, they remain at £25.
Our League Handbook (Rule 23(E)) states that; 'The fee for the Match Referee shall be equal to that published by the London Football Association for the Sunday Junior Cup'. You should also note that Rule 23(E) shows the Referee fee figure of £35.00, this was correct to the best of our knowledge at the AGM in June 2018 and at the time of the handbook going to print but although this sits within the rule it is there as an illustrative purpose. The Referee fee has been set by the LFA at £40 for season 2018-2019. The first indication of this increase to the Management Committee was on the 23rd August 2018 via Dave Hooker; to date, although requested, I have not had any formal confirmation and/or notification from the LFA regarding this increase. It is however listed under the LFA competition rules.
The Management Committee will review this rule and communicate with you all in time for our next AGM to eradicate the contradiction within this rule