Mentoring & Volunteering
THINK YOU COULD HELP GUIDE AND SUPPORT THE NEXT GENERATION OF RAF FA REFEREES?
Our Referee Mentors play a pivotal role in providing regular guidance and feedback to new and inexperienced referees' as well as those who have officiated for a number of years. Without their support, our Referees simply wouldn't be able to learn and develop as quickly as they do.
From queries regarding Laws of Game through to support and feedback regarding in-game incidents, Mentors can assist you in every step of your refereeing career.
So if you think you've got the skills and experience needed to help keep our referees involved in the game, contact us today.
How do I become a referee mentor?
Just contact us with your name, where you live in the county, your age and availability.
How will I know if my application has been successful?
We will contact you using the details provided as soon as possible to let you know the status of your application.
How much experience do I need to be a Referee Mentor?
Any referee can be a Mentor but the more experience you posses the more relevant advice and support you can offer to other referees. It is also important that you are confident as a referee as you will be the first point of contact for the referee assigned to you if they need support.
How much time do i have to commit to become a mentor?
There is no minimum requirement however we would recommend that you observe your assigned referee at least once a month. You will also need to be contactable by phone.
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.