get into refereeing

Get into Refereeing

Reasons to Referee

More and more and more people of all ages, genders, races and abilities are getting into refereeing.

For current and potential officials, refereeing is a great way to:

  • Give something back to the game you love
  • Remain involved in the game after injury or retirement
  • Play a vital role in ensuring players enjoy the game
  • Increase participation in the sport
  • Make new and lasting friends
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Initial Training

The FA Referee Course

The first step on any referring journey is the FA Basic Referees Course. Click the link below to find our upcoming courses and to get your foot on the refereeing ladder. 

The FA Respect


The FA's Respect programme provides a series of tools for leagues, clubs, coaches, players and parents from grassroots to elite football - to help ensure a safe, positive environment in which to play the game.