Herefordshire FA Become a Football Referee

Upcoming Referee Courses

Start your journey as a referee.

Herefordshire FA is pleased to confirm details of upcoming referee courses.

Refereeing can be challenging but also very rewarding. With fantastic support mechanisms, opportunities to develop and a clear pathway to higher levels of the game, there has never been a better time to be a referee.

Once you have completed the course with Herefordshire FA, we guarantee to provide you with a mentor who will watch some of your matches and provide you with support.
Details of how to become a referee, as well as our upcoming courses, can be found below.


Learners must live in Herefordshire and be aged 14 or over to become a referee.

Step 1: Click here to complete The FA Guide to the Laws of the Game:

Step 2: Click here to complete The FA Safeguarding Children Course:

Step 3: After you have completed Step 1 and Step 2, you need to email (Your email should include your full name and date of birth so that we can check the qualifications are showing on your profile) Please note: If you are aged 16 or over, you will also need to complete a DBS Check

Step 4: Attend The FA Referee Course (organised by Herefordshire FA)

Step 5: Referee at least 5 matches to complete the qualification



Thursday 1 September – 6:30pm-9:30pm

Sunday 4 September – 10:00am-6:00pm

At Herefordshire FA, HR4 9NA


Tuesday 25 October – 10:00am-1:00pm

Friday 28 October – 10:00am-6:00pm

At Herefordshire FA, HR4 9NA

If you have any questions or require any further information, please email: