Referee Regs

Rules and Regulations

Without referees there is simply no game - they too play a pivotal part in the game

On this page you will find key resources from laws of the game to safeguarding information. 

We will not be receiving hard copies of IFAB Laws of the Game for the 2021/22 season.

Individuals are instead encouraged to use the IFAB mobile app

You can also download the Current Laws of the Game and changes from the list of downloads below.

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IFAB Laws of the Game App

The first-ever official mobile app presenting the Laws of association football. Get quick access to the Laws of the Game 2021/22 and check out all recent changes

Match Official Guidance Infographic

Click to download.

Hampshire FA Match Officiating Rules Infographic
Playing the Game in Derbyshire

Match Day Guidance

Flexible Football, Surrey

Other Guidance


Laws of the Game

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Coaches - Development & Courses - FA Level 1

Criminal Records Checks

Keep up to date with our local safeguarding activities. You’ll find details of forthcoming safeguarding training courses and workshops, how to obtain a Criminal Record Check (CRC) if you need one – and lots of other relevant information.
Safeguarding and Welfare


Whatever your involvement in football, you have a responsibility to make our game as safe and enjoyable as possible for everyone.

This is particularly true if your role as a referee involves officiating matches where children and young people under the age of 18 are playing. It also applies if as you are officiating alongside under-18 referees and assistant referees.

Find out how The FA and CFAs manages safeguarding nationally and locally. You’ll also find detailed information on the game’s safeguarding strategy, and how it applies to you.