How to become a referee

To set you on your path to becoming a referee, you must first complete a referee interest form (see documents section below):

Becoming a Referee - the process:

  • Click here to download & complete the referee interest form
  • Course dates and locations will be released in due course; however attendance will only be allocated to those whom have attended a 'Get into Refereeing' session.
  • All of our courses are now arranged in line with demand courses from football in that area (leagues) in the first instance then of the potential candidates.

Prior to attending a course it is suggested that prospective candidates complete the Online Laws of the Game. Details on accessing online courses are shown in the (documents section below).

Register here female-only 'Get into Refereeing' workshop this May in Portsmouth. 


Please also read the Frequently Asked Questions (documents section below).

Should you require any further assistance in relation to what is contained above, then please contact the Referee Development Officer, Andrew Bailey via email