Training & Workshops
FROM INTER-SECTION UNIT FOOTBALL TO THE FA CUP FINAL, ALL FOOTBALL NEEDS REFEREES
Anyone can become a referee too - whether you have just joined the RAF or an older player wanting to give something back after you've hung your boots up - all that's required is a genuine passion for the game.
With around 100 registered RAF referees officiating across the UK and abroad, we want to support all referees to progress their skills to their full potential.
The RAF FA delivers referee courses and support for progression up the ladder.
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 recognised throughout England.