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Ever tried playing a game of football without a referee?
It's difficult, right...?

We’re dedicated to supporting and enabling a team of highly motivated and FA qualified referees. We support the work of around 100 match officials all of whom are staunch supporters of the grassroots game and its development.

Become a Referee

Thinking of becoming a referee?

  • Refereeing is a great way 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 enjoy their match day experience
FA Grassroots Referees

Development & Courses

The RAF FA want to support all referees to progress their skills to their full potential.

We offer development opportunities for officials at all stages of their journey; from those looking to become qualified referees to those climbing the promotion ladder.

If you're just getting into refereeing, the RAF FA delivers the FA Basic Referee Course and full support thereafter.

For information on the many referee development opportunities please contact Sheila Haining on 01993 895559 or email sheila.haining711@mod.gov.uk

A helping Hand

Refereeing Support

Our referees are recruited, trained and examined to enable a smooth grassroots operation.  As they gain experience further opportunities are provided to aid their development and progression.  Appointments are made to all RAF games and can be viewed on the RAF FA MOSS site.