Hackney Marshes Female Referees Academy Scholarship Programme

London FA are excited to partner with Hackney Council and launch the new Hackney Marshes Female Referees Academy Scholarship Programme.

The aim of the programme is to introduce refereeing into a diverse demographic within the community, with a greater focus of attention on increasing the number of females who are officiating in the game.

Alongside the outcome of our successful candidates gaining a formal footballing qualification there will also be an opportunity for them to be assigned regular matches and be paid.

Course Details

Venue: Hackney Marshes Centre, Homerton Road, Hackney, London, E9 5PF
Course dates: Saturday 18th September & Saturday 2nd October, 2021
Age criteria: 14 years +
Cost: FREE (refundable deposit required)
Covid safety measures in place

Applications will close at 5pm on Monday 6th September.

Click here to Download the programme factsheet


Post course information

- On completion of the course you will be registered to officiate in the HMSYFL
- All registered referees will receive continued mentoring support from the HMSYFL qualified League Referee Administrator mentors
- You may also receive mentoring training to enable you to mentor future Female Academy Programme graduate referees
- After completion of the course you must re-register with the London FA as and when the season ends

For details on how to apply for a place on the course or if you have any queries, contact: or call 020 8356 2089.