Make a difference to the game
Get into refereeing
Reasons to Referee
More and more people of all ages, genders, races and abilities are getting into refereeing. For current and potential officials, refereeing is a great way to:
- Give something back to the game you love
- Remain involved in the game after injury or retirement
- Play a vital role in ensuring players enjoy the game
- Increase participation in the sport
- Make new and lasting frineds
- Keep fit and healthy
- Make some extra income
The FA Basic Referee Course
Start your refereeing career with the FA basic referee course.
The course will provide candidates with a deeper understanding of the laws of the game and provides both theoretical and practical tuition.
Once your qualified you'll have learned everything you need to know to confidently take to the pitch as a match official anywhere in England.
We run frequent club workshops to help teach club officials the basics required to officiate the odd game.
Herefordshire FA offer educational sessions aimed at teaching parents, coaches and managers a basic understanding of what's required to be a club referee.
If you're looking to help out your club or team on the weekend when there isn't an official on hand then these workshops are highly recommended.
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.