Make a difference to the game
Get into refereeing
Reasons to Referee
Thinking of becoming a referee?
- Refereeing is a great way to get 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 players enjoy their match day experience
The FA Basic Referee Course
The course will introduce the learner to The Laws of Association Football and most importantly their application delivered through theory and practical elements, outlining the skills required to operate as a match official in grassroots football.
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.