Supporting the Development of Referees
Think you're alone out there? think again, we're always by your side
Our dedicated observers are here to offer advice and to support referees ambitions to maximize their potential.
The observer’s role is to provide match day support to the referee and assistant referees (when appointed) through immediate feedback and providing detailed written confirmation of a referees strengths and development areas based on current guidelines from The FA.
As a referee, it is true to say that you never stop learning and within Hampshire there is a dedicated observer workforce that can support you in your development and progression.
Mentoring and Volunteering
As a referee, it is true to say that you never stop learning and within Hampshire there is a volunteer workforce that can support you in your development and progression.
Observers are expected to complete a minimum of three observations per year, however most observers in the County complete more than this.
Yes, you do. Observers receive a fee and can also claim travelling expenses - for more information please, get in touch with the Referee Development Manager, Andy Moisey for details.
To register your interest, please contact our Referee Development Manager Andy Moisey with your name, location, age, FA Number (FAN), and number of years’ experience. Andy will be in contact shortly after to liaise on next steps.
Referee Observer Workshops are provided at various times throughout the year. To register your interest in a workshop, please contact the Referee Development Manager Andy Moisey.
You will need to have an in-date FA Criminal Record Check, Safeguarding Children Certificate and have attended one of our Observer workshops. You should also be at least a Level 6 referee to be considered as an Observer.
For further information please contact Andy Moisey, Referee Development Manager.
The FA National Referee Strategy
The FA National Referee Strategy (NRS) sets out the organisational blueprint of the key principles, frameworks and structures for referee recruitment, retention and development.