Make a difference to the game
Get into refereeing
Reasons to Referee
Think you can lead from the front and make the tough decisions?
If you're thinking about taking up the whistle, remember, refereeing is a great way to:
To be involved in football
There are opportunities for everyone
Remain active in the game following injury or retirement
Make new and lasting friends within the game
Play a huge role in ensuring the players, and supporters,
enjoy their match day experience
The FA Basic Referee Course
If you want to qualify as a football referee you will need to do the basic FA referee training course.
The FA basic referee training course provides candidates with an understanding of the ‘Laws of the Game’ and provides them with the practical skills to be a match official. Once you've passed the course and registered as a referee with the RAF FA you will have a qualification recognized throughout England.
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.