Cambridgeshire County FA is proud to have established a Referee Academy that will aid our match officials in their development. The Academy includes referees that show exceptional potential and the drive to reach the highest levels of the game.

 About the academy

A specialist group of officials from Level 6 to Level 4 who are keen, enthusiastic and dedicated; they exhibit the desire to progress to the next Level. 



The Academy aims to achieve refereeing excellence and to encourage referees to seek and achieve promotion to the highest levels of the game.


Entrance into the Academy

Entrance into the Academy is by County FA invitation only.



We currently have 22 members within the Academy. These range from levels 6 to 4. Cambridgeshire FA aims to identify referees to join the Academy who show desire and commitment to further their careers.



Cambridgeshire FA has high expectations of all the members of the Academy. These expectations are to be met by ALL academy members. These include:

  • Attendance at all meetings
  • Exceptional administration
  • Show progression within their refereeing career whilst a member of the group
  • Commit to aiming to progress onto the National Referees’ Development Group for Cambridgeshire FA

The County FA now provides referees with a clear pathway within an Academy structure who show the potential to progress to the very top of the English refereeing pyramid.

For further details please contact Colin Hills on 01223 209022 or

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