Thinking of becoming a Referee? Or are you a qualified Referee looking for information on development opportunities and support? If so, you’ve come to the right place! This section of our website is dedicated to providing you with useful information on refereeing.

The vision of Hampshire Football Association is to provide an Official Referee for all affiliated matches played under our jurisdiction.

Hampshire FA recognises the vitally important role the referee plays in the grassroots game.  From local park football on a Saturday or Sunday morning to the FA Cup Final, football needs referees.  Over the last few years, Hampshire FA has focused on innovative and different ways to encourage and support the recruitment of new referee's into the grassroots game to join those already dedicated and more experienced referees who officiate games week in and week out.  This was, in part, to address a decline in the number of qualified and registered referees in Hampshire and to ensure that as participation levels in the game grow, there would be a sufficient number of fully trained and qualified referees to officiate those matches.