FA Grassroots Referees

Make a difference to the game

Get into refereeing with Hampshire FA

opportunities 

Reasons to Referee

Do you have what it takes to make the hard calls?

If you are up to the task refereeing is a great way to:

  • Get into football
  • 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 friends

Referees
Andy Moisey has given me fantastic advice after watching me referee and really wants to develop young referees like myself.
- Morgan McLellan, Hampshire FA Referee
First stepping stone

Get inTo refereeing EVENING

The first step is to attend a Hampshire FA Get into Refereeing Evening. This is a one hour introduction evening where you will be guided through the refereeing experience looking at all formats of the game and the opportunities available.

We strongly recommend that parents of all candidates attend this Introduction to Refereeing Evening to gain a full understanding of the commitment required to complete the course

Refereeing 11v11

The FA Referee Course

The FA Referee Course is designed for anyone aged 14 and up who wants to join the tens of thousands of referees who operate week in week out on local parks, throughout the English football pyramid, up to those who officiate The FA Cup Final and on the International stage.

As a Referee you play an integral role in ensuring all participants enjoy their match day experience, helping create a competitive, fair, safe and enjoyable playing environment.Whether you want to referee in youth and adult leagues, men's or women's football or have aspirations of one day walking the ball out at Wembley Stadium, The FA Referees Course is the starting point for your refereeing career.

Refereeing is not only rewarding in a football environment, but the social and life skills that come from becoming a referee extend far beyond your initial expectations.

To register your interest you can complete the Referee Interest Form here

Engaging with the community

community match official workshops

This workshop is aimed at clubs/leagues/communities to engage with those who may not have been exposed to refereeing before.

If you would like our Referees Department to deliver this workshop for your clubs/leagues/communities, then please contact Andrew Bailey, Referee Development Officer for details.

The FA Respect

Respect

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.

FAQS

The first step is to attend a Hampshire FA Introduction to Refereeing Evening. This is a one hour introduction evening where you will be guided through the refereeing experience looking at all formats of the game and the opportunities available.

If you decide to start your refereeing journey here the ‘Referee Course’ (11v11 or 9v9 football) will only be a few weeks away. We strongly recommend that parents of all candidates attend this Introduction to Refereeing Evening to gain a full understanding of the commitment required to complete the course.

Potential candidates will then be invited to attend a session so they can be made fully aware of what it is to become a referee and what this will entail before deciding to take the course.

It is FREE! To book onto an Introduction to Referee workshop, please click here

Please note you will need an FA number (FAN) and password. If you don't have an FAN then please contact the Referees' department at the earliest opportunity by email to Andrew Bailey, Referee Development Officer. 

If you have forgotten your FAN and/or password, you can retrieve these details on the page by clicking here

Prior to attending a course it is suggested that prospective candidates revise the Online Laws of the Game. The laws of the game can be found on our page here

Get In Touch

By Phone: 01256 853010
(8:30am - 5:15pm Monday - Friday)

By Email: Andrew.Bailey@HampshireFA.com