Anyone can become a referee with The FA as long as you are at least 14-years-old and a resident of England.

The first stage on your referee ‘journey’ is to attend a Referee Course which predominately takes place over a weekend.

 After completion of the course you will then be allocated a league to referee 5 games in your local area.

 After completing the course Referees will attend a final assessment module.On completion of this you will become a fully qualified and certified registered Referee


To register your interest, please visit the below link;

We would encourage those candidates that are aged 14-16 to first consider the Mini Soccer Referees Course which allows you to qualify to referee mini-soccer games. 

For more information please get in touch.