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 Referee Course.
If you are aged 14 or over and interested in becoming a referee then you need to complete The FA Referee Course.
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we will not be running any Referee Courses until March 2021 at the earliest.
To register your interest in becoming a referee, please click below to complete a short form. We will then contact you by email once courses are organised.
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.