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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

Sian Massey-Ellis
Initial Training

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 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.

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