Long Service Awards

Information on applying for and receiving continuous long service awards in Refereeing

Active referees, assessors, instructors, mentors and anyone else involved in refereeing can be nominated, no matter which county they have served in, or in which role, as long as it is continuous service.

This could mean, for example, that a referee who lived in Middlesex and completed fifteen years referees service and then moved to Somerset and undertaken another ten years has completed 25 years of continuous service.

There are three awards for the following periods of continuous service:

25 Years - certificate
40 Years - certificate
50 Years - certificate and a medal with the individual's name and years of service engraved upon it.

It is not a requirement to have your application submitted by someone else.

You can download the nomination form (below) and send it into Matt Eva, referee development officer at Somerset FA, or email: matt.eva@somersetfa.com.

The application form requires as much detail as possible including applicant's contact details, where and when they commenced refereeing, the number of  years of service for each role the applicant has given, and any promotions or important appointments received.

Once the application is submitted to Somerset FA, the application is forwarded to The FA for processing and for consideration and approval of the Head of the National Game.

The certificate is then returned to Somerset FA to present at an appropriate event.

Anyone with further questions should contact Matt Eva, referee development officer at Somerset FA, via matt.eva@somersetfa.com or call 01458 832 359.

Download the application form here.