Rules of The FA WPL


We all rely on referees and match officials to keep the game flowing and fair.

Referees are crucial to the game of football, all the way from youth leagues on a Sunday morning to the FA Cup Final.

Herefordshire FA are dedicated to recruiting, producing, training and developing a highly motivated and talented workforce of FA qualified referees in the county. We want every game of football to be an enjoyable experience and realise that referees make a big contribution to this. 

We are here to help both existing referees and those thinking of becoming a referee.

Get into refereeing

Become a Referee

Thinking of becoming a referee?

  • Refereeing is a great way to be 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 the players enjoy their match day experience
FA Grassroots Referees

Development & Courses

We are always looking to develop our football referees. It doesn't matter if you are an aspiring ref looking to get qualified, or are an Level 4 referee aiming to continue climbing up the promotion ladder. We offer opportunities for development and progression to all officials.

Start out with the FA Basic Referee Course, then continue your journey with mentoring, workshops and the CORE programme.

For more information please feel free to get in contact with Ollie Williams via email:

A helping Hand

RefereeingĀ Support

From the moment an aspiring official books on to a course, to the moment a referee retires from the game, Herefordshire FA is on hand to support them. Our referees are recruited, trained and examined to enable a smooth grassroots operation.  As they gain experience further opportunities are provided to aid their development and progression.